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Open Date Labeling Revisions for Food Appear To Be on the Horizon

Over 30 years ago, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) collaborated with the Association of Food and Drug Officials to establish an initial open dating regulation.  This regulation — now the Uniform Open Dating Regulation (U… Read More
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FDA implements 21st Century Cures Act Requirements for Reusable Devices

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a notice in the Federal Register implementing additional requirements for medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”).   Section 3059 of the Cures Act requires… Read More
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Delay of FDA Menu Labeling Regulation Provides Blueprint for Modification of Nutrition Labeling Rules

The restaurant industry was bracing for FDA’s menu labeling regulation, requiring mandatory calorie disclosure on menus at chains that have 20 or more locations.  The final compliance date was coming up next week on May 5, 2017.  However, in a la… Read More
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Egg Carton Labeling Petitions Fail to Hatch

Egg cartons in the United States are not required by federal regulations to bear labels which identify the living conditions of the hens.  Two animal rights non-profit organizations and six individuals sought to change that by filing petitions with… Read More
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Organic Reform

By Marshall Matz and Peter Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The House of Representatives’ Freedom Caucus lists the USDA National Organic Program as one that should be a high priority for reform under President-elect Donald Trump. We agree. T… Read More
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FDA Expands Authorized Health Claims for Raw Fruits and Vegetables

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has promulgated an interim final rule, effective December 19, 2016, amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol, and risk of coronary… Read More
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Uniform Compliance Date for Upcoming Food Labeling Regulations

FDA has set January 1, 2020, as the uniform compliance date for new or amended food labeling regulations that are issued between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018. Use of a uniform compliance date provides for an orderly and economical industry… Read More
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What Is “Dietary Fiber”(for Purposes of Nutrition Labeling)?

FDA has issued two notices for publication in the Federal Register: A Request for Scientific Data, Information, and Comments (comments due within 45-days of publication); and A notice of availability about a draft guidance (comments due within 60-da… Read More
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FDA Considering Amendments to New "Reference Amount Customarily Consumed" Regulation, Used to Set Serving Sizes on Nutrition Facts Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is showing a willingness to modify its recently finalized rule establishing Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) used to set serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts label.  The agency announced two reque… Read More
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CDRH Proposes Submission Requirements of Labeling for Certain Home-Use Devices

Today, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health published a proposed rule that would require manufacturers to electronically submit the device label and package insert for Class II and Class III devices labeled for “home-use.” The propo… Read More
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