Food Industry Regulatory Update – January 23, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: USDA Organic Regulations: USDA Proposes Rule to Require Importers of Organics to be Certified and Have Written Program The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has proposed a rule overhauling the organic regulations. The proposed USDA organic regulations would require verification activities throughout the supply chain. The proposed rule is available here. Members of…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – January 13, 2023

In This Week’s Edition: FDA Publishes Final FSVP Guidance The final guidance is available here. The guidance provides additional information on the definition of FSVP importer among other things. FSA Final Rule on Pandemic Assistance Programs Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs The FSA final rule announces Phase 2 of the Emergency Relief Program, which provides assistance to producers who suffered…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – December 23, 2022

In This Week’s Edition: Best Practices for Convening a GRAS Panel; Guidance for Industry; Availability FDA is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Best Practices for Convening a GRAS Panel.” This guidance document is intended for any person who is responsible for a conclusion that a substance may be used in food on the basis of the…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – December 9, 2022

In This Week’s Edition: FSIS Publishes Enforcement Directive on Verifying the Implementation of the 2021 Cooking Guideline and Stabilization Guideline FSIS has issued a notice providing instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) on how to verify that establishments are using the revised 2021 versions of FSIS Cooking Guideline for Meat and Poultry Products and FSIS Stabilization Guideline…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – November 18, 2022

In This Week’s Edition: FDA Completes First Pre-Market Consultation of a Human Food Made from Cultured Animal Cells FDA Releases Draft Amended Environmental Assessment for AquAdvantage Salmon and Announces Virtual Public Meeting CFSAN Director Speaks on Infant Formula Issues SNAP Rule on Interstate Data Matching Effective Date Extended Expansion of FSIS Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – November 11, 2022

FSMA Proposed Rule for Food Traceability Published AMS Amends National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances In Organics per October 2020 and April 2021 NOSB Recommendations Update on Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Brie and Camembert Soft Cheese Products Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Spirulina Extract TTB Seeking Comments on Updates to Alcoholic…

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Food Industry Regulatory Update – November 4, 2022

In This Week’s Edition: FDA Sends Warning Letters to Amazon and Walmart for Third Party Fulfillment of Supplement with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients; Unapproved Drug Claims FDA Announces Effective Date of Supplier Verification Provisions of FSMA Preventive Controls Rules FSIS-FOIA Request Monthly Report FDA Updates Manufactured Food Regulatory Program State Standards FDA Proposes Increase in Color…

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