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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...


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...


Congress introduces legislation to regulate heavy metal action levels in infant and toddler foods

Last week, members of both chambers of Congress announced the introduction of new legislation – the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021 – that would establish limitations on the levels ...


FDA issues letter to baby and toddler food manufacturers on chemical hazards

On 5 March 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to baby and toddler food manufacturers and processors covered by the preventive control provisions of the...


Reminder: Compliance date for new FDA requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed “gluten-free” foods

The 13 August 2021 compliance date for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule1 establishing recordkeeping requirements for foods bearing “gluten-free”...


USDA and HHS Release 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, USDA and HHS issued the 2020-2025 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025...


FDA issues Final Guidance on use of “Potassium Salt” as an alternate name for Potassium Chloride

Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Final Guidance document regarding the use of an alternate name for potassium chloride in food labeling.


FDA issues final rule on records required to support “Gluten-Free” claim on fermented or hydrolyzed food
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The FDA recently issued a final rule on the gluten-free labeling of fermented or hydrolyzed foods, detailing the records necessary to support a “gluten-free” claim on the label...


USDA and DEA interim final rules on hemp – Major issues remaining to be resolved

While the hemp industry eagerly awaits FDA’s Cannabidiol (CBD) Enforcement Policy draft guidance (1), both the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Drug...

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