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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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FDA releases small entity compliance guide for Sanitary Transportation rule

FDA on Tuesday (Nov. 21) released a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help small businesses understand and apply in practice the requirements of the Final Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. 

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Democrats rally around a Farm Bill wish list in new legislation

While animal producers have been successful in pushing back the establishment of animal welfare standards in the National Organic Program, a group of Democratic House members are backing a new bill which, among many other reforms, seeks to establish the first ever Farm Bill title dedicated to animal welfare. 

US Food Policy Farm Bill

Perdue’s latest Codex plan continues to raise protests from some former USDA officials

USDA announced a plan last week to resolve concerns about relocating the U.S. Codex office to the new trade division, but some former USDA officials say it will do nothing to assure public health priorities don’t get lost in the shuffle and may downplay FDA’s role.

US Food Policy Food Policy

FSIS audit reveals deficiencies in Brazilian meat inspection system

USDA's newly released audit of the Brazilian meat inspection system shows so many deficiencies that some advocates are calling for an in-depth review of the country’s inspection system and even to revoke Brazil’s equivalency status.

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USDA pushes forward with Codex move

Despite pushback and criticism, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has decided to move forward with a controversial plan to relocate the U.S. Codex Office from its current location at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the new USDA trade mission area. 

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

FSIS audit reveals deficiencies in Brazilian meat inspection system

USDA's newly released audit of the Brazilian meat inspection system shows so many deficiencies that some advocates are calling for an in-depth review of the country’s inspection system and even to revoke Brazil’s equivalency status. 

US Food Policy Trade Disputes
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