Tag Archives: FMI

FMI Funds Allergen Recalls Research

For years, undeclared food allergens have been the leading cause of food recalls in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.  Earlier this year, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) reported that the prevalence of reported food allergies has significantly increased, with an … Continue Reading

New Poll Shows Consumer Confusion Abounds Over Date labels

As previously covered on this blog, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched an initiative this past February to streamline and standardize the wording accompanying the date labels on packages to offer greater clarity regarding the quality and safety of products.  The new voluntary initiative calls for the use of just … Continue Reading

New Date Labeling Initiative Launched to Reduce Consumer Confusion

Supermarket shelves are overflowing with food and beverage products sporting a dizzying array of date labels.  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) report (here and here) that, as it stands, at least 10 different date labels on packages – such as Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before, Better … Continue Reading