AG/FDA Blog

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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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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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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Defense Production Act Update - 3/23/2020

Today, the President signed an Executive Order to authorize the Sec. of HHS to designate medical equipment as “critical” or “essential” to the national response to the crisis. Under DPA § 102, the President can take action to prohibit the ho… Read More
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Categories: FDA, Health Care

COVID-19 Update for Diagnostic Device Manufacturers

The availability of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic tests is critical to an effective response to the current pandemic. FDA has taken measures to permit the distribution of such tests in advance of receiving authorization to do so from… Read More
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Initial NFP Compliance Date – 6 Months Enforcement Discretion

In response to requests received from multiple stakeholders, FDA has agreed, in effect, to exercise enforcement discretion relative to the new Nutrition Facts panel (NFP) for six months following the initial January 1, 2020 compliance date. The agenc… Read More
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FDA Publishes Draft Guidance For Sprout Seed Producers

Sprouts are associated with numerous foodborne illness outbreaks. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 2,600 documented illnesses have been associated with consuming contaminated sprouts since 1996. Much of the challeng… Read More
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EPA and DHA – Qualified Health Claims for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplements

FDA has issued an enforcement discretion letter that authorizes qualified health claims (QHC) that relate consuming eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids in food and dietary supplements to reducing the risk of hype… Read More
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