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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

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

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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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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Categories: FDA

Added Sugars in Pure Honey and Maple Syrup, and Other Single-Ingredient Sugars and Syrups, and in Dried Cranberry and Cranberry Beverage Products

Today, FDA published notice of the availability of a final guidance for industry, entitled: The Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, Other Single-Ingredient Sugars and Syrups, and Certain Cranberry Products (June 2019). The final guidan… Read More
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FDA Proposes New Fluoride Limits for Bottled Water

On April 3, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule that lowers the maximum amount of fluoride allowed in some bottled water products. If finalized, the rule would place an upper limit of 0.7 milligrams per liter of fluo… Read More
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FDA Begins to Move on CBD Policy and Enforcement

Earlier this week, the FDA made significant movement on issues and policy involving cannabis and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). The agency issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing a hearing and requesting comments on “scient… Read More
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FDA’s Final Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food: Public Meeting and Guidance

FDA has announced a public meeting to discuss its recent Draft Guidance for industry on the agency’s intentional adulteration of food regulation, promulgated under FSMA, i.e., “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Against Intentional Adulteration”… Read More
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FDA Extends Compliance Date for The Produce Rule's Agricultural Water Requirement

As initially announced last week by outgoing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the compliance dates for FDA’s agricultural water quality requirements under the “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing an… Read More
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Categories: FDA, Uncategorized

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