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Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

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Lawsuit targets fecal matter on chicken

USDA is ignoring longstanding concerns about the potential fecal contamination of poultry products, according to a lawsuit filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

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Food & Health Policy

Congress will not wait for FDA to offer fix for CBD edibles, legal expert predicts

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.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

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FDA allows allulose to be excluded from sugar declaration on updated Nutrition Facts

Companies will have one less food ingredient to worry about when declaring added sugars on the new Nutrition Facts labels – allulose.

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FDA to develop guidance in response to farm bill language on added sugar

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.

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FDA launches new supplement ingredient alert system for consumers

FDA launched on Tuesday a new Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List that consumers can sign up for as part of the agency’s plan to speed communication about unsafe supplements and police bad actors.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

EU publishes list of retaliatory tariffs on US food and drink in Boeing dispute

Dried fruit and vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, fruit juices, wine and tomato ketchup are among the US food products that could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union in the context of the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies.

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Labeling & Advertising

Congress will not wait for FDA to offer fix for CBD edibles, legal expert predicts

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.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

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FDA allows allulose to be excluded from sugar declaration on updated Nutrition Facts

Companies will have one less food ingredient to worry about when declaring added sugars on the new Nutrition Facts labels – allulose.

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Food Safety and Standards

Congress will not wait for FDA to offer fix for CBD edibles, legal expert predicts

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.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

FDA rejects call to extend deadline for FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule

Despite concerns raised by industry about compliance costs, FDA has decided not to push back the July 2019 deadline for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA’s Susan Mayne said Wednesday (April 17).

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USDA wants data on cell-based meat

USDA's top food safety official says the department has much to learn about cell-based meat before it can begin to craft labeling requirements and is waiting for data from companies keen to bring cell-based food products to market.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

ASF takes chunk out of Chinese pork production - but how much?

China’s problems with African Swine Fever (ASF) are having a transformative effect on global pork markets – creating new opportunities for exporters to fill gaps in Chinese supplies.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Brexit extended, US talks more tariffs on EU goods, Vietnam bans glyphosate imports

The UK food industry said it was “mightily relieved” last week by the news that the European Council had offered to extend the Brexit process until October 31.

Brexit Agribusiness

Researchers devise way to make UK food system compliant with Paris Agreement

Researchers from Harvard University say that the UK would be able to sustain itself and help meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement by returning a portion of land used for animal agriculture back to forest.

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Farm Policy

Vietnam bans glyphosate imports; USDA, others critical of move

Vietnam's action to ban imports of glyphosate has drawn criticism from US government officials who defended the safety of the widely used herbicide and raised concerns about impact of the ban on Vietnamese farmers.

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ERS, NIFA moves, SNAP cuts flashpoints at USDA budget hearing

Plans to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)and the administration's proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) remain a point of contention between lawmakers and the administration.

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Rift remains on House Ag panel over SNAP proposal

Sharply different views of USDA's proposed rule tightening guidelines for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) work requirement waivers were clear on the House Ag Committee at a hearing held April 3, revealing a rift remains on the program that dates back more than a year.

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Food Technology

FDA's Dennis Keefe maps out changes to food additive office

Starting May 13, changes will be coming to the FDA Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS).

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Australia plans to regulate genome editing techniques

Most genome editing techniques, such as CRISPR, are to be regulated in Australia following a technical review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001.

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Senator pens new bill to ‘codify’ cell-cultured meat agreement

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who is concerned the latest agreement between FDA and USDA on overseeing cell-based meat is not binding, has introduced a bill she said would “codify” the agreement and put the agencies on a tight schedule to issue regulations.

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Trade Policy

Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

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Day ahead – April 18, 2019: Uncertain timeline for US-China trade talks

The timeline for upcoming US-China trade discussions remains uncertain. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve Beige Book update noted impacts from recent Midwest flooding and US beef, poultry and egg exporters gained access to the Tunisian market.

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US beef and poultry secures access to Tunisian market

U.S. meat exporters got access to another new market in North Africa this week as Tunisia opened its market to American beef, poultry and egg products.

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