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August 2, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
People who avoid gluten soon will have a federal standard behind gluten-free food labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday published a new regulation - eagerly awaited by those suffering from celiac disease - that defines the term “gluten-free.” Packages that carry that term can have no more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that can be managed only by avoiding gluten. Even a bite of bread with gluten can make someone with celiac disease sick for a couple of weeks.
June 4, 1992 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times
The folks at Procter & Gamble must be having a fit. Barely a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly embarrassed the consumer products giant by seizing 12,000 gallons of its popular Citrus Hill Fresh Choice brand orange juice. The agency said that calling the juice "fresh" was misleading because it was made from concentrate.
July 20, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
London-based EMI Group reorganized its jazz, classical and adult pop labels to increase its market share among older record buyers. The labels will come under the new Blue Note Label Group, with Bruce Lundvall as its chief executive, EMI said.
December 19, 1996
Sheriff's detectives seized hundreds of thousands of counterfeit designer clothing labels Wednesday at a Montebello self-storage facility, authorities said. Among the labels were such designer names as Gucci, Nike, Fila, Tommy Hilfiger and Gianni Versace. An anonymous informant told detectives about a Walnut Park garment factory where the labels were being sewn on clothing, said Sgt. Jim LeBlanc.
January 13, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Gordon McClelland got hooked with citrus box labels 25 years ago as a teen-ager working after school at the old Sunkist packinghouse in Orange. McClelland said he was drawn to the sunny images of bountiful fruit and picturesque landscapes that many citrus companies used to advertise their products during the first half of the century. "There's something American about them," said McClelland, a Santa Ana author who has collected more than 8,500 different labels from around the country.
The gorgeous, lush and immaculate Southern California of memory was formed in large part by a most unusual phenomenon: orange crate labels. Around 1890, as growers began in earnest to ship their orange crops east, they struggled to differentiate their produce from that of other farmers in the state. Although consumers almost never saw the labels, which were used on the side of wooden shipping crates, distributors did.
July 10, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Activists rejoiced last week when a hard-fought battle over international standards for labeling genetically modified food came to an end — finally — after decades of debate. But the agreement, which many say opens the door for labels to be placed on such foods, will probably have little effect on food labels in the U.S. for the foreseeable future. And that could be a good thing, some scientists said. "The public gets bogged down on whether [crops are] genetically engineered or not. We think that's a distraction," said Pamela Ronald, a professor of plant pathology at UC Davis.
January 13, 2001 | Associated Press
Ground meat and poultry will carry nutrition labels similar to those already required on soup cans, cereal boxes and other processed-food packages under rules the Clinton administration proposed Friday. For fresh meat cuts such as beef steaks and pork tenderloin, nutrition information could be either on package labels or posted in the supermarket meat case. The U.S.
June 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Record labels including Vivendi's Universal Music Group were ordered by a judge to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees to an Oregon woman after they dropped their music-piracy lawsuit against her. A U.S. District judge in Portland approved the fee award totaling $107,834 to Tanya Andersen on Tuesday, three years after the disabled single mother was sued over alleged copyright infringement. Her lawsuit accusing the industry of racketeering and fraud is pending.
December 14, 1989
Los Angeles police arrested at least 18 people Wednesday in raids on 15 garment district businesses suspected of selling clothing with counterfeit brand-name labels. The raids began at noon and targeted 12 wholesalers and three manufacturers who were turned in to police by competitors concerned about the proliferation of fake brand-name jeans and T-shirts, said Lt. Fred Reno of the Los Angeles Police Department's bunco-forgery unit. About 70 officers participated in the operation, Reno said.
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