In a mid-December 2003 report commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Health Canada, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for redoing the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels.
FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rule making on how it will regulate qualified health claims. FDA solicited comments on three options. One would codify the current interim procedures and the ranking system based on the amount of scientific evidence.
Appleton introduces its AssurMark™ Security Label Substrate, a security product for pressure-sensitive label applications. Label stock combines a highly destructible face stock with nonreproducible covert security fibers.
In mid-October, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued the Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency broke the law when it lowered its standards for allowing health claims on food labels.