5@5: This bill would make food date labels less confusing | Stricter organic regs at risk

[email protected]: This bill would make food date labels less confusing | Stricter organic regs at risk

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

To eat or not to eat? The Food Date Labeling Act could help you decide

Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Richard Blumenthal proposed identical bills to standardize food date labeling to, hopefully, cut down on food waste. The bills propose just two labels—"best if used by" to indicate quality and "expires on" to indicate safety. Read more at Civil Eats...


Egg comes first in fight over what it means to be organic

Remember when the USDA proposed stricter regulations for humane treatment of animals under organic standards last month? A rider slipped into a congressional appropriations bill could derail years of effort if it passes. Read more at Bloomberg...

How retailers will survive in the Amazon era

As some retailers shift more of their focus to internet sales, brick-and-mortar locations will close, leaving stores in major metro areas. Those stores, however, will become more efficient, and design will become all the more important. Read more at Fast Co.Design...


Hershey's goes non-GMO with new syrup; product has only 5 ingredients

The new "Simply 5" syrup contains cane sugar, inverted cane syrup, water, cocoa and natural vanilla flavor. Read more at WGAL...


Organic Avenue is back, and there's more than just juice

After closing in October, the chain of stores offering juices and other grab-and-go products is reopening some stores thanks to investors who brought the founder back on board. The new locations will eventually carry beauty products and clothing, too. Read more at New York Post...

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