French Study Finds BPS More Harmful than BPA
A recently published French study funded by the French Food and Environment Safety Agency (ANSES) found that Bisphenol S, a common substitute of Bisphenol A in food packaging, is more easily absorbed by the body and stays in the body for a longer period of time. Find more information here.
Latest Food Recalls
FDA Authorizes Soy Leghemoglobin as a Color Additive
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in ground beef analogue products (e.g., “veggie” burgers). The FDA is taking this action in response to a color additive petition submitted by Impossible Foods, Inc. requesting FDA to issue a regulation listing the use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in food. More information may be found here.
Ex-FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Calls on FDA to Regulate CBP
Dr. Gottlieb, in an opinion piece in the Washington Post noted: “many of the compound’s expansive benefits are fanciful, and in fact, the sale of much of the product is illegal under current law. The Food and Drug Administration must act to make sure commercial interests don’t strip away any legitimate value that the compound might have.” Read more here.
Latest FDA Warning Letters on Food and Supplements
Perfect Choice Trading, Inc. (Posted 07/30/2019) Dietary Supplements, Unapproved New Drug Claims, CGMPs
Port Clyde Fresh Catch, Inc. (Posted 07/30/2019) Seafood HACCP
Italy Number One Wine Exporter in World in 2018
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FSIS Approves Establishments from Denmark and Hungary for Export to the U.S
FDA Seeks Comments on Additives to e-Cigs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced August 2 that it is seeking public comment on the proposed addition of 19 chemicals or chemical compounds to the established list of harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) that can cause, or could cause, harm to users and nonusers. The chemicals on this list may be found in tobacco products—including electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, hookah tobacco and cigars—and their smoke and are, or potentially are, inhaled, ingested or absorbed into the body. The agency is proposing that 19 toxicants, such as ethylene glycol, diacetyl and glycidol, should be added to the HPHC list, which was first established in 2012 to identify constituents in tobacco products that are linked to the five most serious health effects of tobacco use: cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory effects, developmental or reproductive effects, and addiction. More information here.
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