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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Even a single foodborne illness outbreak can cost a restaurant millions of dollars, incurred through lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining.
The Salmonella outbreak linked to Rose Acre Farms eggs that resulted in the April 13 recall of more than 206 million eggs has caught the eye of lawmaker and food safety advocate Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) who is asking FDA to explain why the agency did not push for a recall earlier.
Days after FDA linked shelled eggs from Rose Acre Farms to an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, which sickened 23 people and led to the recall of more than 206 million eggs, the agency has released the Form 483 report indicating the North Carolina egg farm had an ongoing rodent infestation, ineffective pest controls, and insanitary conditions that could contribute to the spread of pathogens.
Consumer advocates, health groups and academics are asking the administration and Congress to drop a controversial front-of-package (FOP) labeling proposal floated in drafts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
At least one lawmaker on Tuesday (April 17) questioned FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about the agency’s latest changes on added sugars labeling for honey and maple syrup, raising concerns FDA's position on the issue could create confusion among consumers.
FDA is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, which has sickened 23 people and led Indiana-based egg producer Rose Acre Farms to voluntarily recall more than 206 million eggs produced at a North Carolina farm.