January 2018 - Volume 18, Number 1
Happy New Year!
As always, we kick off the new year with your favorite questions and answers from 2017. Think of it as the greatest hits of Food Label News Q+A. Please let us know what interests you so that we can continue to bring relevant, informative content that means something to food labelers.
In this issue:
Best wishes for a joyful holiday season and 2018,
Karen C. Duester, President, Food Consulting Company
2017’s Most Popular Q+As
Congratulations to the following subscribers for submitting the top 3 questions that ranked the highest among our readers! And the 2017 winners, including links to the answers, are:
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What’s News in the Food Label Community
Answers to Your Important Questions
Where can I find a reference for bolding allergens in the ingredient statement?
— P.V., Food Safety Consultant, Massachusetts
A. Neither the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 nor FDA’s Food Labeling Guide address the use of boldface type for allergen labeling within the ingredient statement. Our guidance is to use the same type size and style for every word in the ingredient statement and call out the allergens in a separate "Contains" statement following the ingredient statement. MORE
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