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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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California LGMA to impose stricter water standards on members by summer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has adopted a new, more stringent set of water safety standards for growers and will no longer allow members to use untreated surface water to be used in overhead irrigation in the final stage of production.

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Expert offers tips on nutrient claims as firms move to new Nutrition Facts panel

As food companies start transitioning to the new and updated Nutrition Facts panel, they should consider how the change affects their nutrient content claims and whether those claims should be updated.

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Congress will not wait for FDA to offer fix for CBD edibles, legal expert predicts

While FDA has agreed to weigh options for CBD in food, at least one legal expert expects Congress to tire of the agency’s extended rulemaking process and move to resolve the matter faster.

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FDA allows allulose to be excluded from sugar declaration on updated Nutrition Facts

Companies will have one less food ingredient to worry about when declaring added sugars on the new Nutrition Facts labels – allulose.

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FDA to develop guidance in response to farm bill language on added sugar

As the deadline nears for companies to adopt the new Nutrition Facts labels, FDA is ramping up efforts to clarify its rules for added sugars and fiber – the last remaining gray areas within the new mandate.

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Food law expert maps challenges, opportunities for insect-based foods

When it comes to emerging foods, edible insects have one notable advantage over developing sectors such as cell-cultured meat or CBD-infused foods – they can easily fit into the existing regulatory framework for food in the United States.

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