IEG Policy is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Food and Health Policy

Food Policy

Set Alert for Food Policy

Day ahead – May 25, 2018: GOP lawmakers concerned over auto tariff threat, farm policy discord continues

GOP lawmakers voice concerns over the potential for new automobile import duties and negative effects on agriculture trade that could be seen. Meanwhile, changes are coming to streamline the H-2A farmworker visa program and Republicans continue to mull the farm bill.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

Sugar labeling, dairy pilot included in Senate committee-approved bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 31-0 on Thursday to pass the FY 2019 appropriations bill for FDA and USDA, along with a manager’s package of amendments to the bill that touched on added sugars labeling. No additional amendments were offered during a very brief markup that followed a much longer discussion on an energy and water spending bill.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

GMO rule will impact ‘natural’ lawsuits, but consumer expectations still key, lawyer says

USDA’s final rule on labeling for GMOs will provide some clarity in lawsuits involving “natural” claims, but consumer expectations will remain a key consideration, Evangelia Pelonis, partner at Keller and Heckman LLP, said Tuesday (May 22) at Prime Label’s 30th Annual Food Labeling conference in Washington D.C.

US Food Policy Food Policy

Deregulation is not dominating food label rules and that’s a good thing, lawyers say

While much has been made of the deregulatory environment ushered in by the Trump administration, there’s been no shortage of rules in the food labeling space over the last year and a half, and that’s a good thing because it can help protect companies from lawsuits, two prominent lawyers said Tuesday (May 22) at Prime Label’s 30th Annual Food Labeling conference in Washington D.C.

US Food Policy Food Policy

Food attorney lays out issues with GMO labeling proposal

Though USDA’s highly anticipated draft rule on genetically modified (GM) ingredients disclosure is finally out, some areas of the rule are still up for discussion and companies need to act fast if they have want the agency to reconsider its approach.

US Food Policy Biotechnology

Day ahead – May 22, 2018: House farm bill vote redo expected in June, trade talk updates

A redo vote on the House farm bill is likely June 22 according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas). Meanwhile, there are new updates on US-China and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade discussions.

US Agricultural Policy China
See All

Health and Nutrition

Set Alert for Health and Nutrition

Senate subcommittee approves FY 2019 bill with increases to ag research, FDA food safety

The Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved a FY 2019 spending bill for USDA/FDA on May 22 that rejected much of the cuts proposed by the Trump administration and included a $15 million increase for FDA’s food safety program.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

FDA to take next step on modernizing standards of identity for foods

True to a promise that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb made earlier this year, FDA staff has started working on modernizing the agency’s standards of identity for different foods.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

House farm bill defeated on floor amid Freedom Caucus revolt over immigration

The House farm bill (HR 2) – including a controversial plan to impose work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries – was defeated on the floor by vote of 198-213. 
US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Commonwealth ministers endorse proposal for 20% tax on sugary drinks

A meeting of health ministers from 53 member countries of the Commonwealth endorsed a series of bold proposals at their latest meeting, including a 20% tax on sugar sweetened drinks.

US Food Policy International

House Appropriations Committee passes FY 2019 bill with food policy amendments

The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill by a 31-20 vote on May 16, but not until members engaged in a debate about cell-based meat regulation and horse slaughter.  

US Food Policy Animal Welfare

WHO releases guidelines on eliminating trans fats from food supply

The UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) has released guidelines on how to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

International WHO
See All

Tax Policy

Set Alert for Tax Policy

Commonwealth ministers endorse proposal for 20% tax on sugary drinks

A meeting of health ministers from 53 member countries of the Commonwealth endorsed a series of bold proposals at their latest meeting, including a 20% tax on sugar sweetened drinks.

US Food Policy International

Day ahead – March 14, 2018: Section 199A fix and farm bill details watch points

The fix to the Section 199A provision in the tax reform plan has been put together, but the outlook is still murky and the details of the House farm bill plan are now not likely to come yet this week as had been hoped for.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead - February 16, 2018: NAFTA, user fees and cattle futures in focus

NAFTA remains an interest point across the US economy as the next round of the talks are set to resume near the end of the month. User fees are still something that come up in Washington even as lawmakers a loathe to put them in place, plus the US futures regulator says there still may be concerns on US cattle futures.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements
See All
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register