German Food Blog: Labeling and Trade Regulations

November 8, 2016 Posted in For German-Speaking Exporter, German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

All About the FSMA Food Safety Plan – in German

Im Jahr 2011 verabschiedete der US Kongress und Präsident Obama den Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Dieses bahnbrechende Gesetz gibt der US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) grundlegend neue Befugnisse zur Überwachung und Regulierung von Lebensmitteln, die in den USA hergestellt oder vertrieben werden. Die Behörde brauchte immerhin fünf Jahre, um das Gesetz in umzusetzen. … Continue reading “All About the FSMA Food Safety Plan – in German”

August 6, 2016 Posted in Labeling and Trade Regulations

Brief Introduction to German Fruit Preserve Regulations

Here is a brief introduction to the German fruit preserve law, the classifications and legally prescribed fruit content. Classification The official term for fruit preserves in German is Konfitüre (fruit spread).  Yet, in  German vernacular, you can find many other words: Marmelade (engl: marmelade): Derived from the Portugese word “marmelo” (engl: quince).  Most Germans use … Continue reading “Brief Introduction to German Fruit Preserve Regulations”

September 30, 2015 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Food Safety Modernization Act – Update

It took five years from the president’s signature to the publication of the final rule. Now it’s here: as of September 2015, the first final rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) comes into force. In the following, we’ve summarized the most significant aspects of the FSMA rules and how they may impact producers, … Continue reading “Food Safety Modernization Act – Update”

February 13, 2015 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

As NON-GMO Label Thrives, Calls for Mandatory Labeling Get Louder

As sales of non-GMO labeled products eclipsed $10 billion in 2014 and continues to pace at double digit growth, consumer and food industry advocates pressure the FDA and USDA to provide a clear guidance to what and what not constitutes foods free of genetically modified organisms. Current definitions and mandatory labeling laws vary from state … Continue reading “As NON-GMO Label Thrives, Calls for Mandatory Labeling Get Louder”

December 31, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

2015 Trend: New Era for International Trade

A nation’s economic prosperity depends on open and free trade with other nations and the international community is trying hard for the past 60 years to lower trade barriers, alas, with mixed success. The latest attempt to establish global free trade, administered by the Word Trade Organization, dubbed the Doha Round, went nowhere. So, the … Continue reading “2015 Trend: New Era for International Trade”