Food Industry Regulatory Update – March 17, 2023

FTC Social Media Order Seeking Information on Efforts to Address Fraudulent Advertising and Scams The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to eight social media and video streaming platforms seeking information on how these companies scrutinize and restrict paid commercial advertising that is deceptive or exposes consumers to fraudulent health-care products, financial scams, counterfeit and fake goods,…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 24, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: FDA Plant-based Milk Guidance The guidance recommends that plant-based milks with different nutrient compositions than dairy milk bear a disclosure statement on the principal display panel that states “Contains lower amounts of [nutrient name(s)] than milk.”  FNS Proposes to Allow WIC Benefits to be Used in eCommerce Transactions FNS and USDA proposes to…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – February 10, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines FNS has announced the annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced-price meals and free milk for the period from July1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – January 27, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: FDA Responds to Petition Related to CBD and Dietary Supplements FDA denied the requests in three citizen petitions, from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and the Natural Products Association, that FDA issue a regulation that would allow cannabidiol (CBD) products to be marketed as dietary supplements. Such a…

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