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FDA is planning to propose a rule soon that would collect fees to establish a reimbursement program for managing the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) accreditation of the third party auditing system, according to the White House’s spring 2015 regulatory ...

Industry groups welcome Senate passage of TPA bill, urge swift action in the House

U.S. Capitol In a flurry of statements following the Senate’s passage on Friday (May 22) of a bill giving the Obama administration fast-track negotiation authority for international trade deals, industry groups welcomed the...

Beyond the Border preclearance meat pilot dies in light of ‘policy challenges’

U.S. and Canadian flags The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have scrapped the preclearance fresh meat pilot for Canadian exports in light of “policy challenges and several logistica...

Other processors eye USDA non-GMO certification

Non-GMO stamp Organic food processor SunOpta may be the first company approved by USDA to label its soybeans and corn as GMO-free, but it may not be the only one for long.

Senate panel approves grains bill that tightens oversight of inspections during port labor disputes

Grains The Senate Agriculture Committee hopes a grain inspection bill approved Thursday (May 21) will avoid the costly disruption in federal inspections that took place last year during a labor dispute in the Port of ...

Organic group seeks more FDA oversight of supplement ingredient suppliers

Folders The Food and Drug Administration needs to make ingredient suppliers for dietary supplements more accountable for their products, according to the Organic and Natural Health Association (ONHA).

A call to action on the egg supply crisis

The American Bakers Association (ABA) wants bakers and other U.S. food manufacturers to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture and members of Congres...

FDA asked to wait on final decision against GRAS status of PHOs

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is working with members of the U.S. Senate to urge FDA to hold off on making a final decision to deny the Genera...

EPA proposes new pesticide limits to safeguard commercial honeybees

EPA has proposed new restrictions on a long list of widely-used pesticides as part of its effort to protect commercial honeybees.

EU organic review: Lead MEP presents draft report

The European Commission’s proposal to revamp the EU’s organic sector leaves too much power in the hands of the Commission, with too many important ele...

Dairy groups praise U.S. effort to defend common names at WIPO meeting

The dairy industry has praised U.S. diplomats for leading a fight against treaty changes “that could seriously impair the ability of companies worldwi...

USDA asks appeals court to dismiss poultry inspection system lawsuit

USDA attorneys recently urged a U.S. appeals court to uphold a district court’s February decision to dismiss a Food & Water Watch (F&WW) lawsuit to bl...

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: IOM launches study on food allergies

A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee is being formed to examine critical issues surrounding food allergies and the first meeting is planned for...

Editor's View: Supplement industry goes for damage control

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has been working hard to restore consumer confidence that has been shaken by recent media attention to dietary supplements.CRN...

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GFSI wants to be the ‘business-to-business FSMA’

Proponents of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) anticipate it will play a significant international role in introducing prevention-based food safety syst...

Group claims food processors use trans fat labeling ‘loophole’

Even if the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its plan to revoke the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)...

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California man sues Nestlé USA and General Mills over trans fats

Nestlé USA and General Mills are being sued in California for using trans fat in their coffee creamers (Nestlé) and baking mixes (GM) despite the availability o...

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APHIS likely to clear new Monsanto GM corn

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) looks likely to approve a new Monsanto corn trait that uses gene silencing technology to control corn ...

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NFU and OTA exchange barbs over proposed organic checkoff program

It started with Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, issuing a statement Wednesday (May 13) voicing concerns over the Organic Trade Associati...

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European Food Safety Authority calls for data on neonics and bees

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call for data on the risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid ...

The best way to know the regulatory status of food additives and colorings

Search the authoritative reference tool on the regulatory status of food additives and colorings, including citations to the Code of Federal Regulations.