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Tangled in Knots - Beware of Japanese Knotweed

United Kingdom - July 23 2018 Japanese knotweed has blighted UK properties for over a century. The invasive plant’s roots and stems spread rapidly and have the capacity to smash…

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

USA - June 26 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the first of three installments of its long awaited Draft Guidance to support compliance with…

FDA Issues Guidance Recognizing Eight Ingredients as Meeting the Dietary Fiber Definition

USA - June 14 2018 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance document that identifies eight ingredients that the agency has determined meet the…

OMB Releases Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

USA - May 21 2018 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions for federal agencies, which outlines…

DOJ Memoranda Limit the Use of Guidance Documents in Civil Actions

USA - February 27 2018 As seen in news reports, two recent Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) memoranda address the role of guidance documents in civil enforcement…

US Cattleman's Association Submits Petition Regarding Labeling of Synthetic and Lab-Grown Meat

USA - February 21 2018 On February 9, 2018, the U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) submitted a petition requesting the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food…

FDA's 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap

USA - February 9 2018 On January 11, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued its 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap (the Roadmap) in an effort to…

FDA Begins Accepting VQIP Applications and Recognizes First Accreditation Body under FSMA's Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

USA - February 8 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken two important steps to launch the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) under the FDA Food…

FDA Announces Enforcement Discretion for Certain FSMA Provisions

USA - January 8 2018 On January 4, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced through Guidance that it does not intend to enforce particular provisions of the…

FDA Proposes to Extend Compliance Date for Nutrition Labeling Final Rules

USA - September 29 2017 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the final rules revising the requirements for the…