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United States And Australia: Comparable Food Safety Systems
On April 19, 2017, FDA announced that both the United States and Australia have recognized each other's food safety systems as comparable to each other.
United States
19 May 2017
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FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Use Of Lead In Cosmetics
FDA has concluded that the recommended maximum lead level would not pose a health risk.
United States
21 Feb 2017
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European Commission Recommends Monitoring Mineral Residues In Foods
The monitoring data should be supplied to EFSA.
European Union
21 Feb 2017
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EFSA Issues Positive Opinion On Health Claims Related To Vitamin C In Infant Foods
On January 27, 2017, the European Food Safety Authority ("EFSA") issued a positive opinion on the health claims regarding Vitamin C in infant foods as it relates to protection of DNA, proteins...
European Union
20 Feb 2017
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USDA Allows Negative Claims On GMOs
The guidance, which is effective immediately, provides examples on how to use such claims and information regarding the labeling approval procedure.
United States
19 Sep 2016
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President Signs Federal GMO Legislation Into Law Preempting State Laws
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law S.764, the bill that creates the "National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard."
United States
15 Aug 2016
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FTC Approves Consent Orders Against Four Companies Making False All-Natural Claims
On July 13, 2016, the FTC approved final consent orders against four companies that allegedly misrepresented personal care products such as skin care products, shampoos, and sunscreens as all-natural.
United States
15 Aug 2016
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UK Regulator Recalls Progesterone Produced By India-Based Akums Drugs And Pharmaceuticals
The Statement of Non-Compliance with GMP published on the EudraGMP website noted that one critical and three major deficiencies were uncovered during the inspection.
UK
21 Jul 2016
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Environmental Groups Sue FDA To Ban Perchlorate In Food Packaging
On March 31, 2016, a coalition of six public health and environmental organizations filed suit in the Ninth Circuit to force the FDA to act on its 2014 petition to ban perchlorate in food packaging.
United States
20 Apr 2016
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Ostroff To Lead FDA's Foods And Veterinary Medicine Program
When Michael Taylor leaves the post of FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine on June 1, 2016, Dr. Stephen Ostroff, former acting FDA Commissioner, will become the Deputy Commissioner for the program.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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FDA Announces A $19M Budget For State Implementation Of FSMA
FDA considers collaboration with the states to be crucial for the successful implementation of the rule and therefore intends to allocate funds not only for fiscal year 2016 but for the following five years as well.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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Obama's FY 2017 Budget Requests Funds For FSMA Implementation
President Obama has proposed additional funding resources that include an increase of $25.3M of new budget authority to implement FSMA.
United States
9 Mar 2016
13
FDA Requests $5.1B For FY 2017, Includes Food Safety Funds
Earlier this week, FDA requested a total budget of $5.1 billion as part of President Obama's FY 2017 budget—an 8 percent increase over FDA's FY 2016 budget.
United States
12 Feb 2016
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Campbell Soup Becomes First Major Company To Support GMO Labeling Law
Last week, Campbell Soup Co. became the first major company to announce that it will label all U.S. products derived from genetically modified ("GM") ingredients.
United States
22 Jan 2016
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EPA Finds Common Pesticide Threatens Beehives
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") announced that neonicotinoid, a commonly used insecticide, harms beehives when it comes into contact with certain crops that attract pollinators.
United States
22 Jan 2016
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FSIS Issues Updated Compliance Guidelines For Allergens And Ingredients Of Public Health Concern
In the November 16, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's FSIS issued an updated version of the Agency's compliance guidelines for controlling hazards posed by allergens and other ingredients of public health concern.
United States
14 Dec 2015
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FDA Issues Guidance Titled "Over-The-Counter Sunscreens: Safety And Effectiveness Data"
As discussed above, in the November 23, 2015, Federal Register, FDA announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry titled "Over-the-Counter Sunscreens: Safety and Effectiveness Data."
United States
10 Dec 2015
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FDA Issues Final Rule Regarding Standards For The Growing, Harvesting, Packing, And Holding Of Produce For Human Consumption
As discussed above, in the November 27, 2015, Federal Register, FDA published a final rule establishing science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce...
United States
9 Dec 2015
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FDA Issues Final Rule Regarding Accreditation Of Third-Party Certification Bodies To Conduct Food Safety Audits And To Issue Certifications
Final rule is effective January 26, 2016. FDA intends to implement this program as soon as possible.
United States
9 Dec 2015
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The European Commission Publishes Roadmap On Use Of Bisphenol A In Food Contact Materials
Since January 2015, the presence of BPA in any type of FCM is banned in France, and other Member States have introduced measures to reduce the presence of BPA in FCMs for children.
European Union
8 Dec 2015
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