Joan Murphy is the senior editor in charge of IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel, where she provides comprehensive reporting on US food regulatory issues.
For more than two decades, she has written for Food Chemical News, covering legislation on Capitol Hill that impacts the food industry and food safety and labeling regulations as they develop in government agencies.
Before joining Informa, she served as a reporter for a public health association newspaper where she wrote on a wide variety of health issues. Before that, she reported on environmental policy issues for Washington, D.C.-based newsletters.
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Expect senators to raise a range of FDA issues at the Nov. 29 confirmation hearing for Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) grilled a USDA official at an oversight hearing Tuesday (Nov. 14) for being unaware of an industry petition that would increase line speeds at poultry slaughter facilities.
A federal judge dismissed the North American Olive Oil Association’s (NAOOA) lawsuit against a California olive oil distributor, saying the group lacked standing in its challenge of a premium label mark for olive oil.
FDA is launching two major sampling assignments this year – one to test fresh herbs and the other to test processed avocado and guacamole – for a range of pathogens.
A top scientist at USDA on Tuesday (Nov. 7) attacked a World Health Organization (WHO) report that urged animal producers to stop using medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention, saying WHO’s recommendations were not based on sound science.