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How Old are Those Nutrient Values Destined for Your Nutrition Label?

Posted by Sophie Plummer

April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Nutrition Blog.jpgThe United States and Canada have both made significant changes to their nutrition labels in the past year. In response, food manufacturers are dusting off each product's Certificate of Analysis (COA) to create new nutrition labels in order to comply with updated regulations. But food manufacturers should consider how old their nutrient data is before using it to create a new label. Before sending those new labels to print, check to make sure your nutrient values are still usable.

Reasons why a product’s nutrient data could have changed:

  • Ingredient Changes: When an ingredient, ingredient component or the source of an ingredient has changed, it’s advisable to verify the nutrient content.
  • Ingredient Variations: If an ingredient composition changes due to season, storage or other factors, then it could affect your data.
  • Processing Variations: If there’s a change in how a product has been processed, it’s time for a refresh.
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Topics: Nutritional Labeling, Nutrition, Analytical Testing, Lab Analysis, Database Calculation, Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrition & Menu Labeling: Understanding Database Calculation vs Analytical Testing

Posted by Camilla Sugiarta

September 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Regulations, Regulations
calories_in_breakfast_200px.jpegWith food and beverage labeling regulations being passed down by FDA, many retailers, manufacturers and restaurants have to rethink their labeling strategy to comply with these new rules. Some of these new and updated regulations include nutrition facts labeling regulations and menu labeling regulations. In order to comply with these requirements, nutritional analysis may need to be performed. These nutritional results could be used for nutrition facts labels for US and Canadian food and beverage packaging, or calorie and nutrition information for menu labeling. Manufacturers, retailers and restaurants alike must factor in how they will update their nutrition and menu labels when planning their compliance strategies.

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Topics: Nutritional Labeling, Restaurant Menu Labeling, Menu Labeling, Nutrition, Analytical Testing, Database Calculation

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