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Joan Murphy

Washington, D.C.

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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Cornell's Brian Wansink to step down after probe finds academic misconduct

Food researcher Brian Wansink, who has been under investigation for research misconduct for more than a year, has resigned and will be removed from all teaching and research duties at Cornell University, Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell provost, said last week.

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CFBAI cuts sodium, sugar for foods advertised to children

Food companies may need to reformulate up to 40% of their products to meet stricter sodium and sugar requirements to advertise to children under the Council of Better Business Bureau’s revamped standards.
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Court rejects US government's motion to dismiss GRAS rule challenge

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a challenge to the US FDA's 2016 Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) rule.

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BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: Antibiotic resistance, cell-cultured food on FDA Science Board’s agenda

Two hot-button issues will be before FDA’s Science Board next month – antimicrobial resistance and cell-cultured foods.

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Transparency on ingredients, claims results in brand loyalty, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of shoppers surveyed in 2018 said they would switch brands to buy another product that provides more in-depth information, even if that information goes beyond what’s on the physical label.

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Court rejects government’s motion to dismiss GRAS rule challenge

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a challenge to FDA’s 2016 Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) rule, a procedural victory for advocacy groups who argue the rule violates federal law by allowing manufacturers to decide whether their own products are safe.

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