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FDA Commissioner discusses FDA’s efforts to prevent foodborne Cyclospora outbreaks

USA - September 20 2018 FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has issued a press release in the aftermath of this summer’s Cyclospora (C. cayetanensis) outbreaks in fresh produce…

California signs bill allowing sale of home-cooked food

USA - September 19 2018 California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on September 18, 2018 which will allow Californians to sell food they make themselves, a…

Philadelphia Mayor signs bill requiring sodium warning on menus

USA - September 18 2018 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed legislation last Friday that requires chain food establishments to include warning labels on menus next to items…

FSMA update: FDA issues final Q&A guidance and attestation Forms for qualified facilities under HARPC Rules

USA - September 17 2018 On May 16, 2016 (81 FR 30219), FDA issued a draft guidance document intended to assist “qualified facilities” comply with modified requirements under…

Court rules on preliminary motions in NGO suit on GRAS Rule

USA - September 14 2018 On August 17, 2016, FDA finalized the rule - codified at 21 CFR Parts 170 and 570 for human food and animal feed respectively - that was originally…

FDA announces increased enforcement to curb youth e-cigarette use

USA - September 13 2018 In a September 12, 2018 press release, FDA announced its largest coordinated enforcement effort in agency history to address what it described as an…

FDA announces continued Kratom safety concerns and issues warning letters to Kratom marketers

USA - September 12 2018 In a press announcement released on September 11, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., emphasized the Agency’s continuing concerns about…

USDA and FDA announce joint meeting on animal cell culture technology

USA - September 11 2018 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they will hold a joint meeting on…

Statement by FDA Commissioner Gottlieb indicates the standard “Added sugar” declaration will not be required on nutrition facts labels of pure maple syrup and honey

USA - September 10 2018 FDA’s final rule to update the Nutrition Facts label requires a mandatory declaration and a daily value (DV) for “added sugar” for both sweeteners…

FDA issues draft guidance for labeling supplements with live microbials

USA - September 7 2018 FDA published a final rule on May 27, 2016 (“Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label”) which updated the requirements for…