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GRAS for Cannabinoids

GRAS for Cannabinoids

FDA has not received and accepted any generally-recognized as safe for food-use (GRAS) notifications for purified cannabinoids (a.k.a. cannabinoid isolates) to date. Zero. Said another way, if the title of this article were a punny crossword puzzle clue, the only possible answer would be black squares…

Food Labeling Challenges in a Pandemic

Food Labeling Challenges in a Pandemic

Under normal circumstances, food producers have many plates to spin in order to comply with food regulations, including food labeling requirements. Most especially, in order to assure accurate food ingredient, allergen and nutrition labeling, manufacturers must be certain they possess the most recent …

Reality Due to Globalization

Reality Due to Globalization

The year 2018 witnessed the 100th anniversary of the influenza H1N1 pandemic, sometimes referred to as the 1918 Spanish Flu. Despite being coined the Spanish Flu, its origins are unknown. That pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million worldwide and 675,000 in …

Building Food Product Development Branding and Messaging

Building Food Product Development Branding and Messaging

Food companies are striving to be a force for good and today many are developing products to accelerate wellness. That’s because consumers are prioritizing health consciousness as part of their everyday food choices, according to the IFIC Foundation 2019 Food and Health Survey. Price, taste and convenience are no longer the reigning factors. And, for many consumers, a food label alone is not sufficient to convey the information they seek to make a choice. Consumers are weighing a new set of factors and choosing food and beverage products that promote their health and wellness. To that end, food manufacturers must ensure that their business functions and product messaging convey integrity of brand, promotes transparency, and are messaged beyond the label to be appealing.