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California’s OEHHA proposed modified regulation on warnings for chemicals formed during cooking

On Friday, 16 April 2021, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency that implements California’s Proposition 65, proposed modified...

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FDA extends enforcement discretion for UFI food facility registration requirement to December 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued updated guidance that extends agency enforcement discretion over compliance with the requirement that domestic and foreign food...

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Preliminary injunction issued against new Proposition 65 lawsuits for acrylamide in food & beverage

On 29 March 2021 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California entered a significant ruling temporarily halting the filing of new lawsuits by the California...

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HHS postpones final SUNSET rule for one year pending judicial review

On 19 March 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) postponed for one year the effective date of the Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated...

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HHS Publishes Final SUNSET Rule With New Exemptions and Timelines

On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) published in the Federal Register Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated and Necessary...

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COVID-19 update: President Biden issues Executive Order on COVID-19 worker safety

On 21 January President Biden issued an Executive Order calling for increased federal emphasis on worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 In his Executive Order on Protecting ...

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FSMA update: FDA announces pilot program to evaluate third-party food safety standards

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a pilot program to evaluate whether third-party food safety standards align with the food safety requirements in FDA’s...

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Recent FDA Warning Letters focus on inadequate allergen controls following undeclared allergen recalls

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a fifth Warning Letter related to allergen labeling, continuing a series of Warning letters in the past six months that cite...

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FDA requests information on labeling of cell-cultured seafood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting public comment on the labeling of seafood products made using cell culture technology. FDA’s Request for Information...

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