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USDA Issues Final Rule Setting a Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations

USA - December 7 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued a final rule establishing January 1, 2022 “as…

New York Single Service Expanded Polystyrene Ban Takes Effect on January 1, 2019

USA - December 6 2018 After years of delay, New York City’s ban on single use expanded polystyrene (EPS) will go into effect on January 1, 2019. EPS is defined in the rule…

FDA Alerts Consumers to Dog Food Recalls For Potentially Toxic Vitamin D Exposure

USA - December 5 2018 On December 3, FDA issued an alert to pet owners and veterinary professionals about the recalls of several dry dog foods with potentially toxic levels…

FDA Develops Educational Module on Menu Labeling

USA - December 4 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of an online educational and training module that explains the types of…

EFSA Releases Evaluation of Cyanide Risk from Foods

European Union - December 3 2018 The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) has opened a public consultation into a draft opinion on…

FDA Finds High Levels of Heavy Metals in Kratom Products

USA - November 30 2018 In a press announcement released on November 27, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb revealed that FDA scientists found “disturbingly” high levels…

California Proposes Amendments to Proposition 65 Regulation on the Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Warnings

USA - November 29 2018 In response to confusion regarding Section 25600.2 of the new Article 6 warning regulations, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard…

California’s Proposition 12 Animal Welfare Measure Wins Big - Requires Cage-Free Eggs by 2022

USA - November 28 2018 After the mid-term election earlier this month, California made cage-free eggs a state law. With 62% of the votes, California voters overwhelmingly…

Multistate E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California

Canada, USA - November 27 2018 As we reported on this blog last week, FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local agencies, were…

FDA Action Against Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine Signals Renewed Focus on Protecting Consumers from Dietary Supplements with Unauthorized Drug Claims

USA - November 26 2018 The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1993 (DSHEA) was intended to provide a framework for FDA to regulate dietary supplements. DSHEA…