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Margarita Raycheva

Margarita “Maggie” Raycheva is a specialist news analyst working for IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel. She covers news related to FDA, food labeling and FSMA

She joined Food Chemical News as a freelancer in November 2016 and as a full-time staff member in February 2017. Margarita has 10 years of experience in journalism, including six years of covering education in the United States. She has contributed stories to the Washington Post and a number of statewide publications in Maryland, and produced award-winning pieces on teen jobs and the controversial use of seclusion rooms in schools in the United States.

Margarita holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, film and broadcasting from Cardiff University and a master’s degree in newspaper, print and online journalism from Syracuse University. 

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Coalition of advocates, industry commits to reducing heavy metals in baby food

Following new findings that heavy metals – including lead, cadmium and inorganic arsenic – are present in 95% of toddler and baby foods, a new coalition of food companies, academic bodies, and advocacy groups is looking for ways to change the status quo and reduce those levels.

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Dean Foods quits US dairy industry body over plant-based product labelling

The US' largest liquid milk producer Dean Foods has quit the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), citing the authority's "failing to reach consensus on plant-based product labelling" as the main reason.

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NAD official discusses decisions on recent food advertising challenges

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) has handled diverse food advertising challenges in recent months, involving anything from claims on added sugars, to in-store advertising and “better-for-you” statements in ads for Hellman’s ketchup.

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Industry asks FDA to set a standard for 'tea' that excludes herbal teas

FDA has received yet another request to establish a new standard of identity, this time for tea.

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Advocates raise concerns about FSIS delay in linking Listeria outbreak to supplier

Now that one consumer is suing Tip Top chicken and alleging he became infected with Listeria after eating tainted chicken salad from Sam’s Club, consumer groups are becoming increasingly concerned about the way U.S. agencies are handling a mysterious and deadly outbreak of listeriosis.

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Dean Foods departure from IDFA shows upstart products disrupting trade group alliances

The recent announcement that Dean Foods, the largest U.S. processor and distributor of milk, is leaving the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is another sign of how innovation in the meat and dairy sectors is shaking up traditional industry branches, a food industry expert said Wednesday (Oct. 9).

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