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EU Food Policy - What's New On The Menu? Food Labeling and Much More

EU Regulation on Food Labeling - Next Steps On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (hereinafter, the ‘FIC Regulation’). The FIC Regulation establishes the legal framework for...

The End of Trans Fats? FDA Issues Tentative Determination on Trans Fats In Processed Foods

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a Federal Register notice with its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food.[1] ...

California Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law

In a case of first impression, and with enormous national implications for the food industry, on December 23, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled that state law consumer actions challenging certified organic growers’ labeling of food products as “organic”...

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Passes Food Industry Overhaul

Just when it looked as if no legislation of any consequence would ever make it through the partisan gridlock in Washington, the 113th Congress approved three significant, bipartisan measures in three months, the latest a five-year farm bill passed last week that will impact everything from farm subsidies...

FSMA Update: FDA Seeks Input on Reportable Food Registry Requirements

FDA has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comments, data, and information from stakeholders that will assist the Agency with implementing amendments to the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) requirements that were enacted as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA...

Food Safety Modernization Act: FDA Operational Strategy, Sanitary Transportation Rule, Congressional Advice

FDA Publishes Operational Strategy for Implementing FSMA The FDA has published its “Operational Strategy for Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA),” which will be considered the Agency’s launching pad for all food safety efforts moving forward. The strategy is...