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Legalization of Hemp Production - An End-of-Year Present?
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • December 20 2018

On December 20, President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which in part removes hemp and hemp-derived


Who’s Holding the Bag with Romaine Lettuce?
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

As readers are undoubtedly aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Food Safety Alert (Alert) on November 20 due to a multistate outbreak


Adding Sesame to the Peanut Gallery? FDA Considers Whether Sesame Should Be Disclosed as an Allergen
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 20 2018

On October 29, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that FDA is considering whether sesame should be disclosed


FDA and USDA ‘Raise the Steaks’: Agencies Plan to Jointly Oversee Production of Cell-Based Food Products
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 19 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a joint statement on November 16 indicating that both FDA and


To Recall or Not to Recall? FDA Issues Q&A Guidance on Food Recalls
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 9 2018

On November 6, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its final guidance on Questions and Answers Regarding Mandatory Food Recalls:


FDA Finalizes Program for Medical Device Reporting in Summary Form for Certain Manufacturers
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • October 1 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order in the Federal Register on August 17 announcing a new "Voluntary Malfunction Summary


Impending Tariffs on China to Impact Manufacturers of Dietary Supplements, OTC Drugs, Cosmetics
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA, China
  • September 19 2018

Newly approved tariffs would impose 10 to eventual 25 tariffs on hundreds of chemical ingredients imported from China used for many FDA-regulated


FDA: Probiotic Products Can Use CFUs on Supplement Facts Panel
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

In a draft guidance document, the US Food and Drug Administration stated that in certain cases, it will allow probiotic products to use colony-forming


FDA Releases Policy on Risk-Based Inspections
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

The policy sheds light on risk factors but does not provide inspection predictability. Manufacturers should therefore continue to ensure inspection


Takeaways from FDA ‘Steak-holder’ Meeting on Cell-Cultured Foods
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • July 13 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting July 12 on “Foods Produced Using Animal Cell Culture Technology” to give the public an