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COVID-19 Webinar: Federal Regulatory Changes Impacting the Food Industry - Recording Available

On April 22, OFW Principal John Dillard presented a webinar addressing the federal regulatory changes that have been implemented to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar also discussed guidance from USDA, FDA, the Department of Homeland Secur… Read More
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Categories: FDA, For Export, USDA

Sanitation Measures to Control COVID-19 in Manufacturing Facilities

Facility managers – not just food facility managers – are being “encouraged” to take strong preventative measures to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 for individuals within their premises. Managers are also reminded that the actions taken… Read More
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FDA COVID-19 Food Safety Q&A

The FDA is currently posting updates in a Q&A format on its Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. The Q&A provides information to food production/processing facilities and retail food establishments regarding best p… Read More
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Categories: FDA, For Export

Complete Label Exemption for Shell Eggs During Pandemic

Today the FDA issued a guidance to provide temporary flexibility regarding the packaging and labeling of shell eggs sold to consumers in retail food establishments. Temporary Policy Regarding Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food E… Read More
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Menu Labeling Flexibility for Covered Establishments During Pandemic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance to chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments (“covered establishments”) that sell standard menu items covered under the menu labeling provisions of section 403(q)(5)(H) o… Read More
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New Guidance Documents from the FDA on Foods Labeling and Postponement of Compliance Date for Revised Nutrition/Supplement Facts Panels

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the issuance of a new Guidance document pertaining to nutrition labeling during the COVID-19 health crisis. It is intended to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility rega… Read More
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New Policies Released by the EPA Today in Response to the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two policy statements as a part of the Administration’s COVID-19 response. First, the EPA furthered its commitment to expediting the registration process for new surface disinfectant produ… Read More
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Categories: EPA, For Export

Food and Agriculture in the Phase 3 Coronavirus Bill

By Julia Johnson Food and agriculture continues to be a priority for Congress and the Administration as the government tackles the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. After tense negotiations, the Senate passed a third stimulus bill late last… Read More
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Food Security is National Security in a Time of Crisis - Phase One and Phase Two Coronavirus Stimulus Bills

By Julia Johnson The Coronavirus Pandemic has dramatically changed life as we know it in the United States. Government from the local to the federal level, the private sector, and non-profit organizations alike are practicing unprecedented levels of… Read More
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FDA and CFSAN on Issuing Guidance Documents Concerning COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Notice that set forth the process that it and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) will use in expediting the availability of guidance documents concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pu… Read More
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Categories: FDA, For Export

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