German Food Blog: Labeling and Trade Regulations

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 to state, potentially leading to … 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 main economic centers are now … Continue reading “2015 Trend: New Era for International Trade”

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

2015 Trend: Transparency and the Right to Know

Eating food is easy, but the path from seed to stomach has become ever more complex and complicated. As consumers demand ever more quality, safety, flavors and package sizes at ever-lower prices, food producers, retail stores, and restaurants owners (have to) use ever-new processes, food science, and biotech ingredients to fill demand. What fell by the wayside is a solid … Continue reading “2015 Trend: Transparency and the Right to Know”

September 26, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

FDA Proposal for Revamped Nutrition Label

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled in August 2014 a proposal to fundamentally change the nutrition label on the back of any packaged food product currently sold in the USA. In particular, the FDA calls for More Nutrition Information Require information about “added sugars.” Update daily values for nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D. Declare the … Continue reading “FDA Proposal for Revamped Nutrition Label”

June 12, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

TTIP: Will chlorinated chicken derail free transatlantic trade?

For over a year now, officials from the US government and the European Union plus invited industry experts are meeting in regular intervals – the fifth round of negotiations just concluded in Arlington, VA, – to hash out a transatlantic free trade agreement, called TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Are you aware of what has been achieved so … Continue reading “TTIP: Will chlorinated chicken derail free transatlantic trade?”

April 10, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

German food – A Fresh Look at a Key Industry

German industrial output is known for fast cars and reliable machines, but not for a vibrant food or agricultural industry. And “lean cuisine” or “haute cuisine” would not come to mind when thinking about German meals. True? We’d like you to take another look. Germany is almost identical in size to the US state of Montana. However, while 900,000 people … Continue reading “German food – A Fresh Look at a Key Industry”

April 5, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Exporting Food to Canada

With a population of over 33 million and a per capita income of CD$ 26,000. Canada is a very attractive market for German food exporters. The Canadian economy remains robust even in current times, in part of the country’s large reserves of natural resources, including oil. Canadians spend around CD$ 147 billion on foods and beverages, of which CD$ 89 … Continue reading “Exporting Food to Canada”

April 5, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

U.S. Import Regulations

Nachstehend führen wir die wichtigsten Schritte für die Einfuhr von Lebensmittel i die USA auf: Für alle Produkte: Registrierung bei der FDA zur Erfüllung des Bioterror-Gesetzes, Bestimmung eines FDA US Agenten Etikettierungsvorschriften der Food & Drug Administration (FDA) erfüllen. Die FDA genehmigt keine Etiketten. Die Behörde setzt voraus, das Exporteure die Vorschriften für Nährwerttabellen und Allergiewarnungen etc. einhalten. Fehler bei … Continue reading “U.S. Import Regulations”

April 5, 2014 Posted in For German-Speaking Exporters, German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Export in die USA – Die zehn wichtigsten Schritte

Vielfalt und Transparenz In keiner Region der Erde wird soviel Geld für Lebensmittel und Getränke ausgegeben wie in den USA. Derzeit sind es über 1.2 Billionen Dollar – das entspricht dem Bruttosozialprodukt von Australien. Im kanadische Markt mit einem Zehntel der US Bevölkerung, beträgt das Umsatzvolumen für Lebensmittel sogar $200 Milliarden Dementsprechend vielfältig sind die Handelsformate, Distributionswege, und Verbrauchersegmente für … Continue reading “Export in die USA – Die zehn wichtigsten Schritte”

April 5, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Exporting food to the US

The US is the world’s largest food market, with a retail turnover of over $1.2 trillion, with more than 150,000 stores that sell primarily food, with a high degree of transparency, and with retail shelves stuffed to the brim. Every product or brand has a chance to make it here … and an equal chance to fail. The difference between … Continue reading “Exporting food to the US”