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FDA Issues Final Rules That Change Nutrition Facts Labels

No more sugar coating—the Rules impose new label requirements, and manufacturers will incur additional costs. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has announced the issuance of two new final rules: one...more

5/27/2016 - FDA Final Rules Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety FSMA Nutrition Facts Labels

Center for Veterinary Medicine Releases New Guidance

The center makes no bones about dog and cat food health claims. If you have been down a pet food aisle recently, you may have noticed dog and cat foods that claim to treat various conditions, such as claims to treat...more

5/7/2016 - Animal Food CVM Enforcement Actions False Advertising FD&C Act FDA Manufacturers Marketing Pets Veterinary Products

FDA Issues Menu Labeling Final Guidance

The enforcement date will likely begin in May 2017. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final guidance on April 29 on Menu Labeling (Final Guidance). Importantly, the FDA intends to begin enforcing the...more

5/3/2016 - FDA HHS Menu-Labeling Nutrition Facts Labels Restaurant Industry

FSMA Final Rule Published on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

The Final Rule contains notable changes from what was originally proposed. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its final rule earlier this month regarding Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food...more

4/20/2016 - FDA Food Contamination Food Manufacturers Food Safety FSMA Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA)

USDA Announces New Standards to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

New standards promulgated by the Food Safety and Inspection Service pose new challenges to the poultry industry. On February 4, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...more

2/8/2016 - Food Contamination Food Safety FSA Performance Standards Public Health Safety Inspections Salmonella USDA

HHS/USDA Release 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Updated nutritional guidelines emphasize holistic eating patterns over the course of a lifespan. On January 7, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly issued...more

1/15/2016 - Dietary Guidelines HHS USDA

FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors/Retailers

The proposal, if adopted, will require new recordkeeping by both processing establishments and retail facilities that grind raw beef products....more

7/18/2014 - Food Contamination Food Manufacturers Food Safety Recordkeeping Requirements Retailers

FDA Rule Prohibits Certain Nutrient Content Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The final rule prohibits label claims of food products, including dietary supplements, that are “high in,” “rich in,” or an “excellent source of” DHA or EPA and allows some nutrient content claims for ALA. On April 28,...more

4/29/2014 - Compliance Dietary Supplements FDA Final Rules Food Labeling

FDA Proposes Overhaul of Nutrition Facts Labeling

The first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts panel in more than 20 years focuses on serving sizes, calories, and a refreshed design. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) on February 27 announced the...more

3/10/2014 - FDA Food Labeling NLEA Nutrition Facts Labels

FDA Warning Letters Signal Narrowing of “Medical Food” Category

Manufacturers seeking to enter the medical food market face increased challenges. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has issued several Warning Letters to manufacturers of medical foods...more

2/17/2014 - FDA Food Manufacturers Food Safety Healthcare

What Is That in Your Beverage? And Wait—Is It Really a Beverage?

FDA “reminds” manufacturers of the requirements for food and dietary supplement ingredients and finalizes long-awaited liquid dietary supplement guidance. On January 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or...more

1/28/2014 - Dietary Supplements FDA Food Labeling

FDA Proposes Food Defense Rule to Protect Against Intentional Adulteration

New mandate would apply to major U.S. and international food processors and handlers. On December 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued a proposed rule, Focused Mitigation Strategies to...more

1/6/2014 - FDA Food Contamination Food Safety

FDA Releases Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food

Proposed requirements dictate a substantial upgrade of the current regulatory standard of care. On October 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued a proposed rule—Current Good Manufacturing...more

11/1/2013 - FDA Food Safety FSMA Manufacturers

FSMA Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Food industry should be aware of new risks associated with whistleblower protections for food and beverage company employees. On June 6, one of the first whistleblower lawsuits under the Food Safety Modernization Act...more

8/6/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Food Manufacturers FSMA Whistleblowers

FDA Flexes Its FSMA Muscles, Initiates Mandatory Recall

Recall notification suggests the agency is ready and willing to use its new, enhanced enforcement authority. On February 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began its first enforcement action under the...more

3/13/2013 - FDA FSMA Notice Requirements Product Recalls

FDA Releases Major New Food Safety Proposals

Affected parties should familiarize themselves with proposed rules for safe food processing and handling and on-farm produce safety; comments to FDA are due by May 16....more

1/10/2013 - FDA Food Manufacturers Food Safety FSMA

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