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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 to hold public meeting on regulating lab-grown meat, sparking NCBA concerns

FDA is taking the lead in discussions on the emerging field of lab-grown meats by scheduling a public meeting next month as a way to open a dialogue on any challenges and opportunities related to regulating the emerging field of food production.

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Oceana Canada criticizes new Canadian food rules for not tackling seafood fraud

Just days after Canada released its new food safety regulations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is facing criticism that the new food safety framework does nothing to prevent seafood fraud and ensure no illegally caught seafood ends up on store shelves in Canada.

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FDA lists addresses of retailers linked to recalled melon as outbreak continues

In a rare move on Thursday (June 14), FDA published addresses for numerous retailers that may have received pre-cut melon from Caito Foods, LLC, which has been linked to a fast-spreading, Salmonella Adelaide outbreak.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

FDA decides on first wave of dietary fiber petitions, approves inulin, polydextrose

After a months-long delay, FDA has finally announced decisions on the first wave of industry petitions for the isolated or synthetic dietary fibers considered beneficial for health that can be listed as fiber under the updated Nutrition Facts labels.

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Lawmakers urge FDA to exempt honey, syrup from added sugar label

Lawmakers from Vermont have joined forces in asking FDA to exempt pure maple syrup and honey from a proposed added sugar disclosure requirement under the new Nutrition Facts labels.

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Salmonella strain tied to cut melon outbreak for the first time

Investigators are finding a surprise with the new multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in fresh-cut melon; not only is it the first time Salmonella Adelaide has been linked to a melon outbreak, the pathogen is also leading to a high rate of hospitalizations. 

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