Download this free, 104-page Labeling Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
Learn more >>
Article |

Net weight reality check

In an effort to give consumers more accurate information on the actual amount of food in a package, FDA is revising its regulations on net-weight contents declarations on food labels.
Print Reprint
FILED IN:  Machinery  > Labeling
     

In a move applauded by food processors and the retail food industry the agency would establish specific national procedures for checking compliance with net contents labeling requirements. The move would pre-empt efforts by states to set their own food-weight standard and bring national uniformity to the issue. FDA wants to allow only the drained weight of a food packed in a liquid or broth to be listed. Labels on foods packed in pressurized containers must accurately reflect the food's weight after the gas is expelled.

Comments(0)

Add new comment

Related Sponsored Content

E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
x

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.