Mobile Medical Application Guidance From FDA is Coming

“[Final guidance] should be out by the end of the fiscal year” said Christy Foreman, Director of the Office of Device Evaluation, in her testimony before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on March 21, 2012. Ms. Foreman’s testi… Read More
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FTC Offers Updates Guidance on Social Media; Still Waiting on FDA

 At the end of 2012, 850 million users worldwide were on Facebook, more than one million websites have integrated with Facebook and 34 percent of U.S. marketers have generated leads using Twitter.  You can see more social media statistics at the Hu… Read More
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Congress Clears Final Agriculture/FDA Spending Measure for FY 2013

The House of Representatives and Senate have now given final approval to the FY 2013 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (the Bill) as part of a combined multi-Department omnibus meas… Read More
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New AMS Proposed Rule for COOL Drives Meat Industry Mad

While most people are filling out their brackets for March Madness®, producers of muscle cuts of meat are dealing with a different type of “March Madness.”  On March 12, 2013, in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that… Read More
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The Economic Report of the President on Agriculture

The 2013 Economic Report of the President, an annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, was released on Friday, March 15.  An important vehicle for presenting the Administration’s domestic and international economic p… Read More
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What Kind of Control Over What We Eat and Drink Is Permissible in Our Democracy?

Earlier this week, the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, in an opinion of the Honorable Milton A. Tingling, JSC,  enjoined and permanently restrained New York City (NYC) from implementing NYC Health Code § 81.53, commonly referred to a… Read More
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Ag Portion of FY 2013 CR: Explanatory Statement

Click here for the explanatory statement accompanying the agriculture portion of the Senate’s Continuing Resolution (CR), which was released Monday night and includes  the Agriculture appropriations bill.  It contains language similar to a Co… Read More
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FDA Cancels Registrations of Food Facilities That Were Not Renewed in Time

Some foreign food makers have recently found themselves unceremoniously purged from FDA’s database of registered facilities, and their products stopped at the port. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all food facilities required to reg… Read More
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School Nutrition Update

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse School nutrition is front and center these days. At the USDA Outlook Conference, Secretary Vilsack proudly pointed out the many improvements USDA has made to school nutrition programs as well as other… Read More
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