I’ve been noticing an interesting trend regarding the naming of food products. There is an increasing number of products such as “almond milk” and “plant-based sausage” on the store shelves which may create some confusion among consumers. In the U.S. as well as many other countries, there are standards of identity for many foods. Standards of identity are mandatory requirements related to the content and production of certain food products such as bread, juice, and chocolate.
How do innovative types of foods fit into the food and beverage standards? The U.S. FDA is now in the process of modernizing the standards of identity program. The challenge is maintaining a balance between protecting the consumers against economic adulteration and providing flexibility to encourage the manufacture of more healthful foods. Want to know more about FDA’s efforts regarding Food Standards Modernization? Contact here for more information!
Read Part 1 of this blog entry here.
Posted on 5 August 2020