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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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Rottenberg to leave FSIS, move to private sector

Just about a year after it welcomed Mindy Brashears as its new deputy under secretary for food safety, USDA is making another change in leadership.

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Brashears shares plan to foster science, innovation to improve food safety

Speaking at the 96th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va., USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears offered some details on her vision for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in 2020 and vowed to promote research and use of validated new technologies to advance food safety.

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USDA lifts ban on Brazilian beef, says country has addressed all safety concerns

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday (Feb. 21) it has lifted the two-year suspension of raw beef imports from Brazil – a move that comes to the relief of Brazilian authorities but has been condemned by US food safety advocates.

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FSIS lifts ban on Brazil beef, says country has addressed all safety concerns

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday (Feb. 21) it has lifted the two-year suspension of raw beef imports from Brazil – a move that comes to the relief of Brazilian authorities but has been condemned by US food safety advocates.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

FDA seeks comments on 2005 framework for updating standards of identity

FDA continues work on modernizing standards of identity (SOI) and has now reopened comments on a 2005 proposed rule outlining general principles the agency should consider when establishing, revising or eliminating food SOIs.

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Ranchers file new complaints against USDA on RFID policy

Ranchers are determined to hold USDA accountable for its attempt last year to mandate radio frequency identification (RFID) for cattle – a move they argue contradicted USDA’s own policy.

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