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FDA Finalizes Nutrition Facts Compliance Date Extension by 1.5 Years

On May 4, 2018, the FDA issued its final rule extending the compliance date for the updated nutrition information on the labels of most conventional foods and dietary supplements. The final rule is consistent with FDA’s October 2, 2017 proposed rul… Read More
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Priebus' January 20 Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

A memorandum from the President’s Chief of Staff, dated Friday, January 20, but released this afternoon via the Federal Register, directs all departmental and agency heads to forestall regulatory actions.  Previous administrations, including t… Read More
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Food Facility Registration Rules To Be Updated by FDA

FDA has published a proposed rule that would amend and update its regulatory requirements governing registration of food facilities. The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which essen… Read More
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I Filed My Comment on FDA’s Proposed FSMA Regulations – Now What Do I Do?

The comment periods for many of FDA’s proposed regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have closed or are soon slated to end.  Hundreds of companies and trade associations have filed comments with the agency; some believe… Read More
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FDA Announces Two More Public Meetings on its Intentional Adulteration Proposed Rule

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will hold two additional public meetings on its proposed rule “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.”  79 Fed. Reg. 5353 (Jan. 31, 2014). On Decembe… Read More
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FDA Proposed Reg will be “Game Changer” for Auditing and Certification Organizations

Get ready, set, go!  After years of delay, FDA is now on a fast-track to finalize its proposed regulation on accreditation of third-party auditors in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), 78 Fed. Reg. 45,781 (July 29, 2013) Accre… Read More
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USDA is Right on Carrageenan

Kudos to Secretary Vilsack and USDA for basing their regulatory decisions on sound science.  Another recent example is the Proposed Rule published on May 3rd that would re-list carrageenan as appropriate for use in organic food products.  The US… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period for FSMA Proposed Rules on Preventive Controls and Produce Safety

FDA has announced that it will extend for an additional 120 days the comment periods for two major proposed rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): preventive controls for human food (Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazar… Read More
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New AMS Proposed Rule for COOL Drives Meat Industry Mad

While most people are filling out their brackets for March Madness®, producers of muscle cuts of meat are dealing with a different type of “March Madness.”  On March 12, 2013, in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that… Read More
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FSMA Analysis, Webinar

OFW Law has prepared comprehensive memoranda on two major FDA proposed rules, which FDA has characterized as the cornerstones of the new food safety system created by the Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rule under FSMA for Preventive Control… Read More
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