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  • Current regulatory update
    Washington State’s Fight Over GMO Labeling, Assessment of the Risk of Human Salmonellosis Associated With the Consumption of Tree Nuts, National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset Review (2013), U.S. and Japan Come to Equivalence Agreement on Organic Foods…and more.
  • Regulatory update provided by Decernis: DCD in New Zealand dairy
    The chemical dicyandiamide (DCD) recently emerged as a substantial issue for the New Zealand dairy industry. Read more.
  • FDA releases two of four FSMA proposed rules (January 16, 2013)

    The FSMA is the most sweeping reform of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food safety authority in more than 70 years. This act gives FDA new and enhanced mandates and authorities to protect consumers and promote public health.

    On January 16, 2013, FDA published in the Federal Register two of the proposed rules under FSMA, which are commonly referred to as “Preventive Controls for Human Food” (78 FR 3646) and the “Produce Safety Rule” (78 FR 3503).

  • Digesting the food safety modernization act
    This thoughtware series outlines the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, providing recommendations and insights from experienced professionals to help companies prepare for the changing food safety landscape.
  • Regulatory update: May 2013
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed amendments to the regulations on nutrient specifications and labeling for infant formula; vulnerability assessments required by Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); extending the comment period for the notice entitled “Implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act" Provision Requiring FDA to Establish Pilot Projects; Electronic Filing of Import Inspection Applications for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products.
  • Regulatory update: March 2013

    • Agricultural practices for cantaloupes

    • FDA petition to amend milk and dairy standards

    • Gluten-free labeling final rule goes to OMB

    • Drinking water regulations

    • FDA/health Canada quantitative assessment listeriosis risk

    • National School Lunch Program

    • Breakfast Program: Nutrition standards by the healthy, hungerfree kids act of 2010

    • Criteria used to order administrative detention of food for human or animal consumption

  • Regulatory update: January 2013

    - New Mexico Senator sponsors genetically modified food labeling bill.

    - Genetically modified labeling back in the spotlight.

    - Semiannual regulatory agendas.

    - Uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations.

    - Draft environmental assessment and preliminary finding of no significant impact concerning a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon; availability.

  • Regulatory update powered by Decernis: Potential regulatory changes may affect companies exporting to China and U.K.
    In the past week, both China and the United Kingdom have submitted proposed regulations to adjust the approved use and scope of various aluminum contained in food additives. China, in particular, cited the need to reduce the amounts of aluminum in the total diet exposure for its children.
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