Expansion of Generic Label Approval

  • The New Rule Goes into Effect on March 20, 2023
  • FSIS will no longer evaluate labels that are eligible for generic approval
  • Shifts the Burden of Compliance and Recordkeeping onto Food Companies
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    Study Correlates Sales Increase with Nutrition Panel Conversion

    A study by Nielsen and Label Insight has found
    "a correlation between products that bear the new label and sales increases ... in the juice category, products adopting the new label grew 34 percent in sales ....while products not yet adopting the new label declined 4 percent." - Store Brands 10/26/17
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    New Label Regulations

    Expansion of Generic Label Approval

    Applies to: USDA foods
    Comply by: March 20, 2023
    Guidance: Expansion of Generic Labeling

    Sesame Allergen - FASTER Act of 2021

    Applies to: FDA foods
    Comply by: January 1, 2023
    Guidance: Sesame Allergen

    Webinar: Sesame and Allergen Labeling
    Services: Consulting

    Bioengineered Disclosure Standard

    Applies: FDA & USDA foods
    Comply by: January 1, 2022
    Final Rule: 7 CFR 66

    Free Webinar: Bioengineered Disclosure
    Tools: BE Labeling Assessment
    Services: Consulting

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    Whether you need to brainstorm a marketing concept, construct a Nutrition Facts Panel, create claims, deliver label prototypes, review your label for compliance, or submit it to USDA for approval, Prime Label Consultants (PLC) has got your back. PLC Regulatory Consultants have daily interaction with government regulators from our offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


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    Prime Label Consultants (PLC) has been helping companies navigate food labeling since 1972. PLC Regulatory Consultants have daily interaction with government regulators from our offices on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. We are a full service food label consulting business with over 3500 clients worldwide.
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