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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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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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FDA has announced a public meeting to discuss its recent Draft Guidance for industry on the agency’s intentional adulteration of food regulation, promulgated under FSMA, i.e., “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Against Intentional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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Categories: FDA, Uncategorized

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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"Low-Carb" Food Labeling

The keto (ketogenic) diet, paleo diet, and low-carb diets for diabetics are not well-served by FDA’s food labeling regulations presently. A nutritional tenet of each of these diets is keeping carbohydrate consumption low. A low-carb diet limits foo… Read More
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Part 110 Lives Another Day

Yesterday FDA withdrew its directive to remove and reserve the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for Human Food regulations found in 21 C.F.R. Part 110. This is not groundbreaking as the cGMP requirements in Part 110 were codified into Part… Read More
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