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Register by September 16 to receive early bird discount on OFW/Food Institute Virtual Food Labeling Course

OFW and The Food Institute will be holding their annual Food Labeling Seminar on October 7, 8, and 9. The virtual training course will cover everything you need to know about food labeling in today’s marketplace. The course will first cover basics… Read More
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Categories: FDA

QHC for Cranberry Products and Reduced Risk of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Healthy Women

FDA has published a letter of enforcement discretion, which it sent to legal counsel for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., that authorizes a qualified health claim (QHC) for specific cranberry products when consumed in specific amounts by specific peopl… Read More
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2020 Dietary Guidelines Near the End of Stage One

By: Julia Johnson On Wednesday, June 16, the 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) hosted a public meeting to review their draft scientific report. A new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published every 5-years and… Read More
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FDA Guidance: Enforcement Discretion Under the Qualified Exemption Provisions of the Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an announcement of the availability of a Guidance Document, Temporary Policy During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Regarding the Qualified Exemption from the Standards for the Growing, H… Read More
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Categories: FDA

OFW’s John G. Dillard and Mason Weeda to Present the Food Institute’s COVID:19 Webinar on May 12

On May 12, OFW Principals, John G. Dillard and Mason Weeda will be presenting a webinar in collaboration with The Food Institute on the U.S. regulatory response in connection to the novel coronavirus crisis. The focus will be on the policies and prac… Read More
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Categories: FDA, USDA

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

John Dillard to Present Free Webinar on COVID-19 and Regulatory Changes Affecting the Food Industry

John G. Dillard, a principal at OFW. will be presenting a review of several federal agencies’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis that affect food producers and manufacturers. The webinar, “COVID-19: Regulatory Changes Impacting Food Production and… Read More
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Categories: FDA, USDA

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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