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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Latest From Margarita Raycheva
FDA on Friday (Feb. 23) shared initial results from two large-scale sampling assignments focused on fresh herbs and avocado products – the latest commodities to be subjected to the agency’s new, more targeted approach to pathogen sampling of commodities.
While FDA continues to monitor an ongoing, multistate outbreak of salmonellosis linked to kratom, the agency is also ramping up efforts to remove the controversial ingredient from the market.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices to reflect new data indicating that prevalence of Salmonella in most types of retail spices in the US tends to be significantly lower than that found in imported spice shipments.
FDA has updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices to reflect new data indicating that prevalence of Salmonella in most types of retail spices in the United States tends to be significantly lower than that found in imported spice shipments.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is urging the Department of Defense to align guidelines for ingredients in military meals with FDA requirements, particularly when it comes to trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).