Food Business News - April 21, 2015 - (Page 20)

F.D.A. challenges Kind under 'healthy' labeling rules NEW YORK - The Food and Drug Administration has asked Kind L.L.C. to change the labeling on some of its products after a review by the F.D.A. determined that the New York-based snacks maker was in violation of "healthy" labeling rules. In a March 17 warning letter addressed to Kind, the F.D.A. said at least four types of Kind bars were in violation of labeling rules. The bars that the F.D.A. reviewed 20 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® were: almond and apricot; almond and coconut; peanut butter and dark chocolate + protein; and dark chocolate cherry cashew + antioxidants. A product only may feature the term "healthy" as an implied nutrient content claim on the label if, among other things, it is "low saturated fat" as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (i.e., the food has a saturated fat content of 1 gram or less per reference amount customarily consumed (RACC) and no m more than 15% of the calories are from saturated fat), according to the F.D.A.. In its review, the agency found Kind's a almond and apricot bar and peanut butt ter dark chocolate + protein bar both c contained 3.5 grams of saturated fat per s serving, while its almond and coconut b bar contained 5 grams of saturated fat a and its dark chocolate cherry cashew + a antioxidants bar contained 2.5 grams. The F.D.A. also took issue with the use of the term + (plus), which implies the food contains at least 10% or more of the reference daily intake (R.D.I.) or daily reference value (D.R.V.) for the nutrient per RACC consumed than an appropriate reference food. The agency noted in its warning letter that neither product label states the identity of the reference food and the percentage (or fraction) that the nutrient is greater relative to the R.D.I. or April 21, 2015

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Food Business News - April 21, 2015
Wal-Mart eyeing improvements
Drought dilemma for California agriculture
Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food’s share of spending declines
Reheating meat sales
A record year for specialty food sales
Innovation insights from Chobani
Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business
McDonald’s moves toward simpler ingredients
Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant
Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014
I.F.F. plans to buy Ottens Flavors
F.D.A. challenges Kind under ‘healthy’ labeling rules
U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014
Daily’s to build bacon plant
Iconic hot sauce brand, assets acquired
Washington - Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Subtracting sugar from formulations
Ingredient Innovations - Positive fiber signs from Europe
Study links fiber, whole grains to reduced risk of death
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids: Managing moisture and more
Ingredient Marketplace 2015
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Another new chapter for C.W.B.
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 21, 2015