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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 first results of large-scale sampling of fresh herbs, avocado products

FDA on Friday (Feb. 23) shared initial results from two large-scale sampling assignments focused on fresh herbs and avocado products – the latest commodities to be subjected to the agency’s new, more targeted approach to pathogen sampling of commodities.

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Support for menu labeling, updated food labels cuts across party lines: CSPI poll

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has released a new poll that suggests an overwhelming majority of consumers support menu labeling in restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores, regardless of their party affiliation.
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FDA calls on companies to pull kratom off the market, reports new outbreak

While FDA continues to monitor an ongoing, multistate outbreak of salmonellosis linked to kratom, the agency is also ramping up efforts to remove the controversial ingredient from the market.

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FDA updates spice risk profile to reflect new data on salmonella

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices to reflect new data indicating that prevalence of Salmonella in most types of retail spices in the US tends to be significantly lower than that found in imported spice shipments.  

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FDA uses new data on Salmonella in updated spice risk profile

FDA has updated its 2013 risk profile on pathogens and filth in spices to reflect new data indicating that prevalence of Salmonella in most types of retail spices in the United States tends to be significantly lower than that found in imported spice shipments.  

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IDFA: DOD should harmonize with FDA on PHOs, trans fats in military meals

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is urging the Department of Defense to align guidelines for ingredients in military meals with FDA requirements, particularly when it comes to trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).

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