The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an April 9, 2019, public meeting to receive comments on the United States’ positions for the Codex Committee on Food Labelling meeting to be held in Canada in May 2019. Among the announced topics are (i) “Proposed draft Guidance for the Labelling of Non-Retail Containers”; (ii) “Proposed draft Guidelines of Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling”; (iii) “Innovation—use of technology in food labelling”; (iv) “Labelling of alcoholic beverages”; and (v) “Criteria for the definition of ‘high in’ nutritional descriptors for fats, sugars, and sodium.”

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