|By PR Newswire||
|February 27, 2014 10:41 AM EST||
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The First Lady is expected to share today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to update its Nutrition Facts label policies, which will impact nearly all food and beverage products marketed for retail sale and promoted in the United States. This sweeping change to update the 20-year-old guidelines presents challenges – and opportunities – that food and beverage companies will need to quickly understand and mobilize.
Attending today's briefing and available for comment is Dr. Robert Post, MEd., MSc. Post formerly led USDA's nutrition policy agency, the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), and prior to that led USDA's food policy program, including food labeling, for over a decade. Post recently joined FoodMinds LLC, a food and nutrition communications consulting company, as chief science officer.
FoodMinds has partnered with Nutrition Impact LLC, a consulting firm that develops science-based messages about clients' products and services, and also analyzes dietary intake trends, and EAS Consulting Group LLC, a regulatory consulting company specializing in complex labeling and claims issues, to create Food Label Compass (FLC). FLC will guide food and beverage companies in three ways:
1) WHAT DOES THE NEW POLICY MEAN TO YOUR PRODUCTS? The Food Label Compass conducts in-depth analyses of the food and nutrient content of clients' brands relative to the new FDA guidelines, identifying the potential changes to the serving size rules (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)), assessing impact of potential changes to Daily Values (DVs) and how nutrition claim criteria may be affected.
2) HOW DO I COMPLY? Food Label Compass develops regulatory recommendations and guidance to construct labels modified to reflect the new requirements, validates claim opportunities, answers questions on how to comply with the new nutrition information rules and ensures the information is presented in an approved and consumer-friendly manner.
3) WHAT'S MY STRATEGIC ROADMAP FOR THESE CHANGES? The third component develops a strategic roadmap for the client's product portfolio and brand messaging to position and plan around the new nutrition facts and labels that will effectively communicate to consumers and other audiences about the new nutrition information to ensure brands and foods are perceived and used in the way that is intended.
FoodMinds is a food and nutrition consulting company that harnesses science, public affairs and communications to help its clients tell a better story that makes a difference. The winner of the 2013 Holmes Report Boutique Agency of the Year and the 2012 Gold Sabre award in the public affairs category, FoodMinds is also ranked in the top 10 U.S. independent food and beverage public relations firm by O'Dwyer's. The agency is certified as a National Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and works with more than 30 leading food, beverage and nutrition companies, commodities and associations in the U.S. and around the world. www.foodminds.com
ABOUT NUTRITION IMPACT
Nutrition Impact specializes in helping food and beverage companies develop and communicate aggressive, science-based claims about their products and services. Nutrition Impact also conducts meta-analyses to combine clinical trials to ascertain a more robust estimate of overall health effects of a food or ingredient and conducting various food/nutrient intake studies using USDA/NHANES survey data, including modeling the impact of fortification changes on nutrient intake. www.nutritionimpact.com
ABOUT EAS CONSULTING GROUP LLC
EAS Consulting Group LLC is a leading provider of regulatory consulting services to the food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, medical device and tobacco industries. Our unique team of former FDA officials and industry experts offers unparalleled expertise. With our labeling experts' detailed knowledge of FDA labeling regulations, we can review labels for formatting and nutritional information, develop Nutrition Facts panels, design studies to substantiate claims, and review claims for compliance with FDA regulations, while helping companies achieve their marketing goals. www.easconsultinggroup.com
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
May. 24, 2015 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 6,020
For years, we’ve relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today’s modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dhiraj Sehgal from PLUMgrid will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,081
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focu...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,954
of cloud, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. TierPoint, LLC, is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and managed IT services, with corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. TierPoint was formed through the strategic combination of some of t...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,905
Cryptography has become one of the most underappreciated, misunderstood components of technology. It’s too easy for salespeople to dismiss concerns with three letters that nobody wants to question. ‘Yes, of course, we use AES.’ But what exactly are you trusting to be the ultimate guardian of your data? Let’s face it – you probably don’t know. An organic, grass-fed Kobe steak is a far cry from a Big Mac, but they’re both beef, right? Not exactly. Crypto is the same way. The US government require...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,718
SYS-CON Events announced today Sematext Group, Inc., a Brooklyn-based Performance Monitoring and Log Management solution provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting and anomaly detection (SPM), log management and analytics (Logsene), search analytics (S...
May. 24, 2015 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 4,975
DevOps is a seismic change for organizations that offers great potential but comes with technical and cultural implications that can be difficult to navigate. In his session at DevOps Summit, Jeremy Steinert, DevOps Services Practice Lead at WSM International, will discuss best practices for successful DevOps deployments that create accountability, ensure secure access controls and create buy-in at all levels. He will include specific examples of successful DevOps deployments and the results a...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,369
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS soluti...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,475
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the new data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Herzeliya, Israel, Stratoscale is redefining the data center, developing a hardware-agnostic, software platform hyper-converging compute, storage and networking across the rack or data center. The self-optimizing platform automatically distributes all physical...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,804
In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won’t work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ron Sege, CEO of Echelon...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,063
When an enterprise builds a hybrid IaaS cloud connecting its data center to one or more public clouds, security is often a major topic along with the other challenges involved. Security is closely intertwined with the networking choices made for the hybrid cloud. Traditional networking approaches for building a hybrid cloud try to kludge together the enterprise infrastructure with the public cloud. Consequently this approach requires risky, deep "surgery" including changes to firewalls, subnets...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,995
SYS-CON Media announced today that Blue Box as launched a popular blog feed on Cloud Computing Journal. Cloud Computing Journal aims to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Blue Box Cloud gives you unequaled agility, without the burden of designing, deploying and managing your own infrastructure. It’s the right choice when public cloud just won’t do. Blue Box Cloud is a managed Private Cloud as a Service (...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,701
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,321
MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, today announced the results of its new report, "The Agile Advantage: Can DevOps Move Cloud to the Fast Lane?" The study, underwritten by Accenture Federal Services, reveals that approximately two-thirds of Feds say DevOps will help agencies shift into the cloud fast lane - improving IT collaboration and migration speed. But help is needed, with 66 percent saying that their agency needs to move IT services ...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,556
Wearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one's fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of present...
May. 23, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,948