Tag Archives: Food label

USDA Removes Standard for “Jambalaya”

On May 29, 2019, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in a letter that it will remove the entry for Jambalaya from the Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book (Policy Book).  The change came in response to a 2013 petition from Zatarain’s, a Louisiana-based food company owned by McCormick & Company, Inc., … Continue Reading

Arizona Legislators Join Cell-Cultured Meat Labeling Debate

As previously reported on this blog, there has been considerable discussion around the regulation of cell-cultured meat both at the federal and state levels. Earlier this month, USDA and FDA published a formal agreement regarding federal agency oversight of human food produced using cell technology. Under the formal agreement, FDA will oversee cell collection and … Continue Reading

Study: Consumers Confuse “Organic” and “Non-GMO” Labels

A study by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences surveyed 1,132 respondents to examine their willingness to pay for food labeled as “USDA Organic” versus “Non-GMO Project Verified.” In particular, the researchers measured respondents’ willingness to pay for a box of 12 granola bars and a pound of apples. When consumers … Continue Reading

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