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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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US agencies to jointly oversee rules on cell cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb say no new legislation is needed to make it work.

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USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Memory supplements found to be misbranded, adulterated, GAO finds

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found two of the three memory supplements it tested either did not contain their stated ingredients or did not contain the quantity listed on the label.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

BELTWAY NOTEBOOK: USDA sued for failing to require certification of animal raising claims

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has sued USDA for failing to require third-party audits for animal raising claims, such as “humane” and “sustainable,” that have become increasingly popular in recent years.

US Food Policy Labeling

Energy drink maker accuses of trade barriers to its sales

A leading energy drink manufacturer, Monster, said more than 23 billion cans of energy drinks have been safely consumed since 2002. The company, which entered into a strategic partnership with the Coca-Cola Company to act as a preferred global distributor, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Health Canada and FDA view the products as safe.

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Monster Energy calls on USTR to focus on trade barriers to energy drink sales

California-based Monster Energy Company is complaining to U.S. trade officials that it’s facing an increasing number of non-science based barriers to keep out its energy drinks from Europe and other regions around the world.

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