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New GMO Legislation Signed into Law

With Congress’s freshly enacted GMO labeling bill, the devil is in the implementing details. On July 29, US President Barack Obama signed legislation that establishes a national disclosure requirement for identifying...more

One Step Closer to a National GMO Labeling Law

The Vermont GMO Labeling Law is currently in effect, but it may soon be preempted by federal legislation making its way through Congress. On July 7, by a vote of 63-30, the US Senate passed a measure (Senate Bill)...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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