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USDA to invest US$4 billion to strengthen food systems and improve supply chains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the department) recently announced plans to invest more than US$4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains under President Biden’s...

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California issues proposed regulations under the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (Prop 12)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released long-awaited proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (the...

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Senate passes online country of origin labeling requirements under the USICA

On 8 June 2021, the Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which contains a wide range of provisions aimed at improving the United States’ global economic ...

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FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future Operations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the agency) recently released a report entitled Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight (Report) recapping the inspectional activities...

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FDA releases Closer to Zero: An action plan to reduce exposure to toxic elements in children’s foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new initiative called Closer to Zero, which is an action plan that identifies steps the agency will take over the next three years ...

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OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard placed on “hold”

On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh placed a “hold” on the implementation of a potential U.S. Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) COVID-19...

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OSHA issues National Emphasis Program and Enforcement Response Plan targeting certain industries

As employers are revising their return to work protocols in light of increased vaccination efforts and the prospect of increased on-site work, the federal government has been busy...

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HHS finalizes Good Guidance Practice Final Rule
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On 7 December 2020 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule for all agencies under the HHS’s purview (including the Food and Drug Administration ...

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FSIS partially grants CSPI petition on nitrate/nitrite claims

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has partially granted a Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petition regarding nitrate/nitrite claims on meat and poultry products ...

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