With increasing consumer interest in proteins and the nutritional content of their foods and supplements, information communicated by package labels is more crucial than ever for a product’s success. The FDA’s proposed changes to a food’s Nutrition Facts panel, the most significant since the panel’s inception some 20 years ago, has resulted in thousands of comments. This presentation looks at proposed changes, with a focus on information impacting protein content and sources, and the subsequent consumer and food industry responses. What will likely be required and what may be optional? What foods will be impacted? Gain insights into how the new labels may alter how you work with proteins.
Riëtte van Laack, JD, Ph.D., Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. speaking on “The Present and Proposed Future of Food Labels and their Impact on Proteins” at the 2015 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.