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Calorie Monitoring Council in January

The Calorie Monitoring Council January Digest

The CCC Month-to-month Bulletin serves its members on the earlier month's developments on subjects of interest to the Council. Under are an important info that covers the past, current, and ongoing regulatory updates, industrial and shopper issues.

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US Political and Regulatory Updates
• FDA Commissioner foresight Updating of "Natural" Claims in 2019
• Closure of government might have an effect on FDA work on dietary fiber petitions
• US Authorities foreclosure will value the FDA and the USDA
• Senate confirmations do not embrace the perfect food security work
• New York Metropolis considering added -Sugars warning on restaurant gives
• Current Congressional Actions drugs

International Politics and Regulatory Updates
• Public Well being in England Broaden Change4Life Marketing campaign with Industrial Help
Brazilian Alert Labels
• Jamaican Well being Minister Implores Enterprises to Accelerate Efforts to Scale back Sugar Content material on Products
• Germany asks for full discount of sugar, fats and salt
• United Kingdom pressured to comply with EU tips on food labeling and security
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• EU Vote for Advantageous Business Advertising “Dual Quality” Meals
• Japan publishes English version of food additive specs and requirements

Launch Notes
• New revealed knowledge present vital influence of Mexican sugar tax
• Research results Sugary Breakfast Cereal Advertising immediately impacts youngsters's eating regimen
• IFIC and AHA publication Healthy
• Report exhibits virtually all Seattle soda prices to clients

Council updates
] • CCC Posting Comments to GSO Gulf Technical Regulation
• Communications Updates

US Policy and Regulatory Updates

FDA Commissioner foresight Update Pure Claims in 2019
January 3 Food Chemical Information ) knowledgeable a letter from the US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in response to a request from consultant David Valadao (R-CA) for the position of the FDA in addressing "natural" claims. In response to the article, the FDA is "actively working on this issue" and in 2019 will "publicly announce the following steps related to" natural "office policies."

The FDA announced its intention to intervene publicly in late 2015, asking for suggestions on whether it ought to outline the word "natural" on food labels. Although a couple of indicators originally of 2018 that progress has been made, the Company has been largely silent on its rules

Gottlieb, nevertheless, argued in a current letter to Valadao that the FDA recognizes that buyers belief products labeled "natural" with out clarity around the word … As with different claims on FDA-regulated products, the Agency believes that the "natural" claim have to be true and based mostly on science. At the similar time, the FDA recognizes that there’s a vast divergence in beliefs about what standards ought to apply to "natural" products, and that many of those standards will not be necessarily based mostly on public well being issues. "

The staff continues to follow

Closing the government could affect the FDA's dietary incentives
Although the closing of the US government has been temporarily resolved, the Food Chemical News published on January 3rd a publication (required order), also covered the effects of foreclosure, including concerns While the FDA dietary fiber treatment, although Commissioner Gottlieb sent to Twitter on 2 January, the agency is preparing to give guidance on what the FDA would continue to do for "essential public health wants", he did not specify what industry can expect from the guidelines. potential delays and delays in key areas of the Agency's routine regulatory work, including the response to citizens' petitions and GRAS notifications, which may affect companies that have submitted petitions asking for certain digestible carbohydrates to be recognized n dietary fiber in the new nutrition business A factual label (NFL) that allows only a list of "isolated or artificial" fibers as fibers if the FDA agrees that these digestible carbohydrates are beneficial to human health.

Although the FDA has recognized seven isolated fibers, the Agency has requested industry to provide additional information on additional uninsulated carbohydrates such as acacia, cellulose, inulin and xanthan gum, which, depending on the agency's final word, could add seven exceptions to the list. The FDA responded to a number of industry appeals in June 2018 and approved eight additives. However, it was only a few of the 26 substances that the Agency should review to allow the industry to implement a new NFL, adding that in November Bonumose LLC asked the FDA to add D-tagatose to the list of carbohydrates containing dietary fiber. Although the FDA's response to such requests is unlikely to impede the implementation of the new NFL, lack of clarity may be painful for the industry

. Closing the Government Fee for the FDA and the USDA
Although President Trump announced on January 25 that the US government will reopen on January 28, the foreclosure took a big toll on the work of the FDA and USDA. As Reuters announced on 16 January, food safety experts partially recognized the impact of the key security inspections carried out by the FDA and the USDA. According to the article, only about one-third of the FDA's regular inspections were carried out. FDA is applying for 41% of over 17,000 employees. In the USDA, about 90% of the agency's 9,500 food safety and inspection service (FSIS) employees were left out of work, but without pay.

Senate Confirmations Could Not Include Food Security Work
January 5th, Food Safety News, the country's largest food safety work, Food Security Agriculture Secretary, remains open after the US Senate left the final group of candidates confirmed by 115. The last hour of Congress January 2 It is not clear why the candidate Mindy Brashears was not involved, and the White House later nominated for the 116 Congress

Brashears is Professor of Food Safety and Public Health at Texas Tech University (TTU) and the TTU International Food Industry Center of Excellence manager. He is also the chairman of the National Food Safety Association

in New York City to consider additional sugar warnings for restaurant offers
On January 9, New York City Council introduced new legislation requiring chain restaurants to display a warning icon next to menu items containing more than 12 grams of added sugar. The Health and Mental Health Department would need an added sugar icon and a warning message about the consequences of the added sugar consumption, which will then be added to the menus and brands of the restaurant. In addition, the proposed bill would impose monetary sanctions on restaurants that violate this law. The law would make New York the first city in the United States to provide information about the food and drink in the menus of added sugars. The state of the invoice is still in the committee

Recent Congressional Activities Show US Politics by Moving to Food as a Medicine
The Conversation 18.1. The article published by Tufts University experts estimates that Congress will relocate from full responsibility to individuals in making their healthier choices. The following congressional functions are noted:

  • In January 2018, House Lawmakers set up a two-tier "Food Is Drugs" working group (Food Navigator), focused on innovation in nutrition policy to improve health and reduce diet-related health care costs. ] On June 7, 2018, Congress invited the US Government's Responsibility Agency (GAO) to conduct a comprehensive assessment and accounting of all federal policies related to food, chronic diseases, and healthcare costs. A series of GAO food policy reports are expected in 2019 and 2020.
  • The 2018 Farm Act, which was signed in December 2018, contained several important provisions on healthier eating, especially in the Complementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which supports approximately one in seven Americans. This included the extension of the Fruit and Vegetable Support Program to $ 250 million, a new $ 25 million production program and the strengthening of SNAP training, a $ 400 million diet training program

. British Medical Journal) and new studies on Tufts that support policy recommendations, such as:

  • Federal Excise Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Junk Food, especially if tax revenue is used to support healthier foods
  • trans fats and added sugar; marketing requirements to protect children; and evidence-based health claims for products that can help improve health; and
  • Increased federal research funding, including a new national nutrition facility in health facilities; and financial incentives to create open public-private partnerships for health-oriented food innovation and entrepreneurship

International politics and regulatory updates

Public Health in England extends Change4Life campaign with industry support
Like Food Navigator January 2, Public Health England (PHE ) expanded its Change4Life campaign to help parents make daily exchanges of higher sugar foods and drinks with healthier alternatives. The campaign now includes a scanner smartphone app and a "Good Selection" label that aims to meet the growing childhood obesity rates in the UK. The "Sugar Report Highlights" of the campaign are:

  • Higher sugar yoghurt, which is a smaller sugar, halves the sugar intake from 6 cubic meters to 3
  • a sugar juice with no added sugar juice, 2 cubes to half a cube
  • Breakfast cereal for higher sugar for a smaller sugar product, 3 cubes to half a cube

According to the Food and Drink Association (FDF), the UK food and non-alcoholic beverage industry is "absolutely committed" to government sugar initiatives. Nestle, Soreen, and Yoplait (Food Manufacture UK) are among the companies that display some of their products as "Good Selection". However, industry is concerned that advertising restrictions can hamper some aspects of PHE's latest campaign.

Support Labels for Academic Experts in Brazil
The January 2 article of Food Navigator reported that a letter was sent by the US, Chile, Mexico, academic food experts and London to the Brazilian Health Authority (ANVISA), which encouraged Brazil to introduce a warning sign triangle based on Chile's warning labels. . The letter stated that "Idec and the Federal University of Parana (UFPR), on the idea of the outcomes of the Brazilian inhabitants analysis research and clear results, introduced the Brazilian FOP warning design (triangular model) [ANVISA] as the best choice to protect public health.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian meals and beverage business teams have supported the visitors mild labeling scheme as a result of purple, yellow and

Help from educational specialists in Brazil
Meals Navigator's January 2 article reported that a letter was sent by the tutorial food business specialists to the Brazilian Well being Agency (ANVISA). Brazil accepts the triangle of warning indicators based mostly on Chile's warning labels. The College of the State (UFPR), on the idea of studies and clear outcomes from the Brazilian inhabitants, introduced the Brazilian FOP warning design (triangular mannequin) [ANVISA] as the best choice to protect public well being. This mannequin has monumental help for each Brazilian citizens and public health scientific communities. "

However, the Brazilian food and beverage industry groups have supported the traffic light labeling scheme because of the red, yellow and

Jamaican health minister Implores attempts to accelerate efforts to reduce sugar content in the products
On 5 January, the local Jamaican news agency announced that Dr Jama Christopher Tufton, Jamaica's health minister calls on beverage manufacturers to speed up the process of reducing the sugar content of their products as part of national efforts to reduce non-communicable diseases. In particular, Tufton thanked Coldfield Manufacturing Limited for launching zero-volume drinks, which will be made available across the island in schools.

Germany requires voluntary reduction of sugar, fat and salt
. The German initiative, which is due to be launched in early 2019, will reduce the concentration of sugar, fat and salt in ready-to-eat foods to promote healthy eating and reduce obesity. A nationwide strategy to reduce the total amount of calories in processed food and reduce industrial trans and saturated fats by 2025 has been criticized for its voluntary approach. Food manufacturers need to reduce their sugar content by 20% for breakfast cereals and 15-20% for soft drinks, in addition to reducing the total intake.

After less than a year, over 2000 doctors in the strategy wrote to the German government to require the mandatory implementation of four strategies: "comprehensible" food labeling, such as the traffic light system, restrictions on food advertising for children, tax incentives for the food industry to reformulate, and compulsory school rules. The voluntary nature of the German plan, led by the Federal Minister for Nutrition, Julia Klockner, has been a source of criticism from the European lawyer, Foodwatch. Foodwatch's spokesman stated that Germany needs regulatory measures rather than a voluntary system.

UK is bound to comply with EU food labeling and safety guidelines
Food production On 8 January, the United Kingdom published an article stating that, following Brexit, the United Kingdom is still obliged to comply with the EU guidelines on food labeling and safety. The United Kingdom wants to continue trading in the single market. Although the United Kingdom is free to change its food labeling and legal definitions at its borders, it will not be accepted in the EU if it does not fit into a European standard. This may also be in the interests of UK consumers, who have already become accustomed to high standards in the EU and may lose confidence in food safety if standards are reduced.

Canadian List of Foods Draws Mixed Reactions
According to an article (ordered by order) published on 24 January by Food Chemical News, the updated food list published by Canada on 22 January and produced by CCC members produces a wide range of reactions from industrial groups and nutritionists. Food and beverage producers claim that the guide recommends limiting "highly processed foods" without explaining to consumers what these foods are. The Canadian Food and Consumer Products (FCPC), the largest association of food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers, says that the Canadian health authorities need to provide a more precise definition of "highly processed meals" so that consumers know exactly what foods they are advised to limit. While there are examples of "highly refined" foods that should be restricted in the guide, these examples seem to cover a wide range of foods – from hamburgers and potatoes to candies, muffins, frozen and deli meat. It raises the question of what other foods should be considered as part of this category.

Another complaint is that the guide is "inaccurate inaccurate" because it does not give specific quantitative recommendations for eating different foods. The Canadian Nutritionist Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, founder of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, said that the lack of new quantities and sizes in the food list would probably lead to questions.

The meat industry is also disappointed with the new guide given the change in the recommendations on protein intake. The guide now recommends that consumers expand their protein portfolio beyond traditional meat sources and look for a wider range of vegetable protein sources such as soy, legumes, nuts and seeds. However, it seems that the harshest critics are dairy advocates. Unlike earlier versions of the guide, which recommended that up to two cups of milk per day be consumed, the updated Canadian Food List does not contain milk as a separate food group and advises the public to consume only low-fat cheeses and non-sweetened

Northwest of Canada, taking into account the sugar-containing beverage tax
According to the CBC News, published on January 23, the Northwest regions of Canada hold public participation sessions to talk about the possibility of taxing sugar-containing beverages. Minister Robert C. McLeod raised the idea of ​​a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2017. At that time, McLeod said that the tax is seen as a way to reduce consumption and reduce obesity and diabetes in the region. As mentioned in the discussion paper published this month, 5 cents per 100 milliliters of tax would apply to beverages sweetened with sugar, including ready-to-drink tea or coffee drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks that are 100% fruit juice. However, carbonated drinks from food would not be taxed. In addition, beverages made from milk or yoghurt would be exempt from tax because they offer other health benefits.

EU Voices for Fine Business Marketing "Dual Quality" Food
On 22 January, the Food Navigator announced that the European Parliament (37) voted to 37, one abstained and proposed that the proposal "dual high quality" "Foods are thought-about black. The proposal is part of the New Deal for Shoppers, introduced last April. The amended proposal requires corporations that market foods which might be "significantly different" in composition or properties to be fined $ 11.four million, or 4% of the trader's annual turnover in these nations, whichever is the higher.

Europe (FDE) has argued that the choice might forestall innovation and selection, the European Shoppers' Group (BEUC) believes that the vote is a "step in the right direction" to get rid of the double high quality strategy in the only market. BEUC thanks Members of the European Parliament for removing the notion of "significant" in the composition that compromised loopholes and interpretation issues. As well as, MEPs said that, regardless of whether or not the difference in the recipe could possibly be justified, the distinction ought to be clearly communicated to shoppers.

Japan publishes English version of food additive specifications and requirements
This month, 9th version of Japanese Food Components Specs and Standards (JSSFA) was made in English utilizing this link from the Division of Health Sciences, Division of Meals Additives. CCS believes that JSSFA incorporates requirements for manufacturing, labeling and monographs for numerous low and calorie sweeteners (LNCS).

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The study found a direct impact on the sugar diet diet of children
As 7. january EurekAlert found, Dartmouth researchers, led a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Magazine Medicine, entitled "Youngsters, directed by tv advertising and pre-school youngsters aimed toward consumption marketed cereals". The researchers lowered the publicity of youngsters to tv advertisements based mostly on the television broadcasts they watch on youngsters's TV. The research workforce bought the ad database and dropped the grain declarations (by model) that each baby was seen in the youngsters's TV community packages. Mother and father have been asked how their youngsters appeared, and what grain their youngsters ate final week, every eight weeks, for a yr.

The results confirmed that youngsters who have been exposed to TV commercials from high sugar grain have been extra more likely to eat the cereals they talked about later. Leading researcher Jennifer Emond concludes: “Targeted marketing of high-sugar foods makes it difficult for parents to develop healthy eating habits for our children. Sometimes it's hard to notice. But it is customizable. There are policy measures that could be taken to reduce children's exposure to food marketing and to improve the quality of food sold to children. ”

IFIC and AHA Publication Research“ Healthy ”
As reported by the Navigator on January 24, a brand new research by the International Food Info Council Foundation (IFIC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) exhibits that buyers need increasingly more well-being however many have no idea which products belong to this class. Over 1,000 US shopper surveys found that 43% of respondents all the time search for healthy decisions once they buy meals and 52% typically. Nevertheless, solely 28% of respondents stated it was straightforward to seek out wholesome options and 11% stated it was troublesome.

The article states that a method of eliminating shopper demand for "wholesome" products is to demand and understand. Healthy products seem to have the FDA developing a "healthy" icon. For the development of the window, the IFIC Research and Partnership Director proposes that FDA and public health advocates need to know how consumers find healthy alternatives and to what extent they use packaging information. According to the IFIC / AHA survey, 59% of respondents always reported reading labels. More specifically, 69% said they were looking at the nutrition panel and 67% said they were looking at the ingredients list. In addition, 48% said they often look at packet icons.

Report Shows Nearly All Seattle Bargain Passes To Customers
On 7 January, the Seattle Times published a new article published on a six-month trading review showing almost all of Seattle, Washington's soda costs being passed on to consumers through higher store prices. However, price increases have not even occurred between different product groups or types of stocks. For example, soft drinks have risen in price more than sugar-sweetened juices and bottled coffee drinks, and smaller stores have raised their prices more than supermarkets. In addition, some smaller stores have also increased their prices for non-taxed beverages, including diet drinks.

The tax of 1.75 cents per ounce of sugar, which came into force in January 2018, is levied on sugar distributors. – Sweets drinks. Although distributors can pass on the tax to stores, and stores can pass on the tax to consumers. Although the city of Seattle collected nearly $ 17 million in tax in the first nine months, going beyond the original expectations, voters adopted a voting procedure last November to prevent other Washington cities from introducing similar soda costs

Council updates

CCC comments to GSO Gulf Technical Regulation
On 12 January, the staff submitted the enclosed CCC comments on the draft GCC Technical Order from the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) (Final Regulation Proposal). attached). Once established as a GSO standard, the regulation replaces the current Gulf Technical Regulation 2233/2012 "Vitamin Labeling Necessities". The CCC's feedback have been based mostly on Members' considerations that the Regulation had a unfavourable impression on food fibers and polyols.

Update on Communication
Basic Program

  • Council Response to January 2 BMJ Research: CCC responded to new research revealed by the British Analysis Journal (BMJ) on 2 January: “Combination of intake and health outcomes of sugar-free sweeteners: systematic examination and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies and observation studies. ”
    • CCC gave a quick assertion to HealthDay, and was talked about in“ Well Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Helping You Lose Weight: Research. “The same article ran in US News, WebMD, and UPI. CCC also received coverage in Consumer Reports, Food Navigator and Food Dive.
    • CCC quickly responded to text ads on Google search to target consumers who are tied to 'artificial sweeteners', 'low-calorie-free sweeteners', and other keywords. Targeting Healthcare Professionals CCC placed ads on LinkedIn and EatRight Pro SmartBrief, which reaches over 90,000 HCPs at the Academy of Nutrition and Nutrition.
  • Low and Low Calorie Sweeteners and Gut Microbiota: Scientific Review
    Council Adviser Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, Completed the Review Review of "In vivo Data Evaluation from Low / non-calorie sweeteners and intestinal microbes. " published in Food and Chemical Toxicology.
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