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FSIS Issues Notice on Measures to Protect Inspection Program Personnel from COVID-19 Infection

Effective August 9, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will expect all facilities with FSIS inspectors present to require...

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OEHHA proposes new glyphosate warning while First Amendment appeal to 9th Circuit remains pending
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As we reported earlier, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a permanent injunction barring Proposition 65 warnings for glyphosate-based pesticides, which...

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FTC issues Final Rule codifying policy on unqualified “Made in USA” claims and authorizing penalties

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Final Rule, which codifies the Commission’s longstanding “all or virtually all” policy on unqualified U.S.-origin...

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FSIS proposes unified 30-day timeline for filing appeals related to inspection activities

The proposed rule would require that Food Safety and Inspection Service inspection decisions, such as Noncompliance Records, be appealed within 30 days.

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Essentially derived varieties: critical concept for protecting plant varieties or chilling effect on innovation?
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The advent of genome editing techniques in recent years is transforming plant breeding by substantially reducing the cost and development time of producing new plant varieties. The...

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OMB releases Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently under development in each...

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FDA releases priority list of food guidance documents FDA intends to publish by June 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) recently released a list of priority...

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What’s in a name? V-combination names for vegan products and trademark protection
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More and more people are deciding to give up or to reduce their consumption of meat and other animal products. In order to meet the rapidly growing demand for vegan and vegetarian foods as...

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Reminder: Opportunity to comment on draft “healthy” symbols for FDA’s planned consumer research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft options for a new voluntary “healthy” symbol for packaged foods to depict the nutrient content claim.

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