As convenience stores aim to sell an increasing number of healthy and portable products, the channel is becoming a growth driver for food and beverage producers, said Paul Miller of Terrafina, which found a “gold mine” in c-stores with its snack foods that fit into car cup holders. “C-stores are definitely more of a growth opportunity than grocery stores,” Miller said.
The compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label has been extended to Jan. 1, 2020 — about a year and a half from the initial deadline of July 26, 2018 — according to a constituent update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency will accept comments on the new deadline for 30 days.
FDA is extending a helping hand to companies struggling to meet new food safety measures outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act, for which the deadline is quickly approaching, by offering a free software application to help them identify and address potential hazards.