Specialty Coffee Retailer

Specialty Coffee Retailer February 2014

Specialty Coffee Retailer is a publication for owners, managers and employees of retail outlets that sell specialty coffee. Its scope includes best sales practices, supplies, business trends and anything else to assist the small coffee retailer.

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February 2014 • www.specialty-coffee.com | 25 P B . "Second, there are real strides being made towards a 100 percent sustainable package that also provides the protection coee needs to reach the consumer's cup with maximum freshness," Vandenberg says. "Today there are commercially available packages on the market that are made of 60 percent renewable and compostable materials and progress is being made at PBi and other companies on moving the percentage of renewable and compostable materials up."' Also, food-safety regulations continue to evolve as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implements the Food Safety Modernization Act. "It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shiing the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it," Vandenberg says. "A regulation that is in progress and should be noted in light of the growing number of coee packages that are sourced from overseas is the Foreign Supplier Verication Program that requires all importers to establish a program to verify that imported food is in compliance with food safety rules and allergen labeling requirements." Signicant labeling regulations that came in to eect in the U.S. in 2013, or which are being considered by the FDA relate to food allergens, gluten-free labeling of foods and trans-fat labeling. SCR 20-25 packaging SCR0214.indd 25 2/6/2014 12:22:53 PM

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