Food Regulations

Analytical Methods: Sugar, Fiber & Bioactive Sweeteners

Analytical Methods: Sugar, Fiber & Bioactive Sweeteners

Most manufacturers must comply with FDA requirements for updated nutrition label information by January 1, 2020. FDA’s interpretation of “added sugar” and “dietary fiber” definitions have been evolving. The definitions have led to interest in use of consumer-friendly...

FDA Labeling of Added Sugar

FDA Labeling of Added Sugar

The FDA  proposed January 1, 2020 as the new deadline for most companies to list amounts of “Added Sugar” on Nutrition Facts panels. Although the requirement will have far-reaching impact on the food industry from ingredient suppliers to food manufacturers, details on...

Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth?

Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth?

Panel: Sweeteners and Nutrition: New Developments & Reality Checks Panel #1: Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth? June 16, 2017 - G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., University of Toronto Professor of Nutritional Science and Physiology, got straight to the...

Challenges of Labeling “Added Sugar”

Challenges of Labeling “Added Sugar”

June 6, 2017 - Dietary sugar reduction is a global health objective, as per the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). Thus, the compliance challenges posed by the U.S. Food & Drug Agency’s (FDA) recently published requirement to include “added sugar” as...

2016 Sweetener Systems Conference

2016 Sweetener Systems Conference

There has been increased focus on ingredients that sweeten products by the healthcare community, government regulators, consumers and the food industry. Global Food Forums held its first event on this topic, the 2016 Sweetener Systems Conference, on November 2, 2016...

Labeling Added Sugars Insights

Labeling Added Sugars Insights

July 26, 2018 is the date most food manufacturers will have to itemize “added sugars” on their packaged foods’ Nutrition Facts panels. While FDA’s regulation defines added sugars as those added during the processing of foods or that are packaged as such, numerous...

FDA to Mandate “Added Sugar” Labeling

FDA to Mandate “Added Sugar” Labeling

August 15, 2015 - The FDA to mandate "Added Sugar" labeling on the Nutrition Facts panel, and has updated the information required by manufacturers. Manufacturers with over $10 million in sales must implement it by July 26, 2018. Smaller companies will have an extra...

2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar

2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar

Global Food Forums, Inc.’s 2014 Weight Management Technolgies Seminar was a unique, in-person product development event focused on providing practical, how-to formulation advice to R&D/food scientists working in this arena. Sessions provided valuable insights into...