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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The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has adopted a new, more stringent set of water safety standards for growers and will no longer allow members to use untreated surface water to be used in overhead irrigation in the final stage of production.
As food companies start transitioning to the new and updated Nutrition Facts panel, they should consider how the change affects their nutrient content claims and whether those claims should be updated.
While FDA has agreed to weigh options for CBD in food, at least one legal expert expects Congress to tire of the agency’s extended rulemaking process and move to resolve the matter faster.
Companies will have one less food ingredient to worry about when declaring added sugars on the new Nutrition Facts labels – allulose.
As the deadline nears for companies to adopt the new Nutrition Facts labels, FDA is ramping up efforts to clarify its rules for added sugars and fiber – the last remaining gray areas within the new mandate.
When it comes to emerging foods, edible insects have one notable advantage over developing sectors such as cell-cultured meat or CBD-infused foods – they can easily fit into the existing regulatory framework for food in the United States.