A Food Industry Web Guide

Controversy After Nestle Given New Permit To Bottle More Michigan Water

Nestlé S.A. is the largest food and beverage company in the world with revenues of $78.9 billion in 2017. It's subsidiary, Nestlé Waters, has been bottling spring water outside of Grand Rapids, MI for almost 20 years. Nestlé pumps nearly 360,000 gallons a day from just one well in the town of [...]

2019-06-21T20:07:31-04:00November , 2018|

Food industry employees covered by whistleblower law

Buried in The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) are protections for many food industry workers from being fired, demoted or denied promotions or raises if they speak up about what they think are violations. The law protects workers against retaliation for telling their employers or governmental officials about anything they reasonably [...]

2019-11-26T15:40:36-05:00September , 2017|

The Menu Labeling Law – What’s Next?

FDA seeks to clarify confusion surrounding the law May, 2017 – The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was expected to begin enforcement of the menu labeling rule on May 5, 2017. However, only days before the enforcement date the FDA released a pre-publication version of an interim final rule which extends compliance and [...]

2019-06-27T18:07:08-04:00May , 2017|

Nutrition Keys Come Ahead of FDA Guidelines

February 2011 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association along with the Food Marketing Institute have developed an initiative that will encourage members to place labels on the front of their products called "Nutrition Keys". The associations claim that the program was developed in response to first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to solve childhood [...]

2019-06-27T16:52:47-04:00April , 2017|

The “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act” Passes House

The US House of Representatives passed via a 266-144 bipartisan vote, the “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act.” This legislation modifies the Menu-Labeling language in Obamacare to permit retailers to identify a single primary menu while not having to include nutrition labeling in other areas of the store. Furthermore, the bill clarifies that [...]

2019-06-21T21:13:11-04:00February , 2016|