Last week, Whole Foods Market was forced to put out an apologetic press release after discovering that it had accidentally distributed two salads whose labels had been mixed up during the packaging process.
Country-of-origin labeling was first mandated by Congress in 2002, expanded to include new products in 2008 and put into effect in 2009. However, the implementation process has been plagued by a number of different obstacles, including an international legal drama that could reach a climax later this month.
With an increasingly broad range of caffeinated products hitting store shelves, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating whether more stringent labeling regulations may be necessary.
When Betsy Ann Chocolates decided to begin selling its products through third-party retailers, it quickly became clear that each chocolate bar and box of candy would need to be marked with a standardized barcode.
In the European Union (EU), manufacturers face strict labeling regulations that can make it complicated for small companies to break out of their local markets and start distributing items in other countries throughout the bloc.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently announced that it is implementing a new regulatory scheme, which will require products imported from certain areas of Israel to carry special labels alerting consumers of the items' origins.
A California sushi restaurant recently launched a program that promises to take the concept of product traceability to a whole new level.
It's been more than seven years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first began the long process of creating a regulation to define which food products can legally be labeled as "gluten-free."
Whole Foods is the first major retail organization in the United States to mandate that its suppliers label products containing GMOs.
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro recently told Bloomberg Markets that she intends to introduce a bill that would bolster the federal government's ability to regulate the food supply.
Companies' supply chains need to be highly responsive in order to keep customers and business partners satisfied in today's competitive and increasingly globalized marketplace.
A new study from Oceana - a non-profit advocacy group - showed that as much as 33 percent of the seafood being sold in the United States may be mislabeled.