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Gottlieb says CBD workgroup, sesame labeling moves ahead after his departure

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, poised to leave his post on April 5, said FDA plans next week to announce a high-level working group at the agency to look at legislative and regulatory pathways for CBD.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

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Arkansas legislature passes ‘fake meat’ bill with new standard of identity for rice

The rice industry has yet to sway FDA to write a standard of identity for rice to beat back competitors from misusing the name of the grain, but Arkansas may be the first state to make it illegal to sell products such as “cauliflower rice.”

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Sen. Baldwin reintroduces DAIRY PRIDE Act to ban dairy terms on plant foods

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Thursday revived the DAIRY PRIDE Act, a bill that would require non-dairy products to no longer be labeled with dairy terms such as milk, yogurt or cheese.

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EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs

Lawmakers have cleared the way for the EU to join a multilateral treaty that allows a more rapid and straightforward protection of Geographical Indications in third countries.

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KIND petitions FDA to raise the bar on nutrient content claims

KIND LLC is taking another stab at food nutrition claims and has petitioned FDA to make it harder for food makers to use nutrition claims on products unless they offer at least some nutritional value.

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Sen. Baldwin reintroduces DAIRY PRIDE Act to ban dairy terms on plant foods

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Thursday revived the DAIRY PRIDE Act, a bill that would require non-dairy products to no longer be labeled with dairy terms such as milk, yogurt or cheese.

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Court orders enviros to turn over documents in Sanderson 'natural' lawsuit

Environmentalists challenging Sanderson Farms' claims its chickens are "100% natural" have been ordered to turn over disputed documents with the names of individuals who gathered information about the poultry giant cited in the underlying complaint.

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North and South Dakota pass cell-based meat labeling restrictions

State lawmakers in North and South Dakota last week approved legislation to regulate labeling of cell-cultured meat and prohibit use of the term "meat" on product labels. 
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LaCroix aims to sink 'natural' lawsuit

The National Beverage Corp. has fired back at consumers challenging the company’s use the term “natural” on its LaCroix sparkling waters, calling the class action lawsuit baseless and malicious.

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Scientist calls on lab meat products to undergo tests before labeled ‘meat’

Cell-cultured meat should not be labeled as "meat" until academic researchers have assessed commercial-grade products for nutrient content, protein functionality, texture, taste and other characteristics, according to the former president of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA).

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Mexican Tequila added to list of EU protected products

The European Commission has added Tequila, the Mexican spirit drink, to its register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) this week.

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‘Meatless Monday’ in New York City schools ‘misguided,’ NAMI tells mayor

The meat industry has pushed back against New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Monday (March 11) that starting this fall, 1.1 million students will see “Meatless Monday” menus across the school system.

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb notified staff today he was resigning from the top post and would stay on a few more weeks during the transition, though no acting commissioner was named.

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Barry Callebaut petitions FDA for heart-healthy claim on cocoa flavanols

Is there enough scientific evidence showing cocoa flavanols in chocolate play a role in reducing cardiovascular disease? FDA is weighing a new petition filed by one of the world’s largest cocoa producers, Barry Callebaut AG, that seeks a qualified health claim on the heart benefits of chocolate.

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Court denies appeal of false advertising Ginkgo case

A federal appeals court has kept alive a false advertising class action challenging label claims that promote the cognitive benefits of Ginkgo dietary supplements.

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With hemp legal, firms should be careful how CBD is labeled, warns legal expert

While it may be a “bridge too far” for FDA to approve of cannabidiol, or CBD, in food and supplements in the near term, the 2018 Farm Bill has eased restrictions on hemp products. But companies should make sure they follow labeling and supplier guardrails so they are not targeted by regulators, said Jason Sapsin, counsel at Faegre Bakes Daniel LLP.

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FDA unveils dietary supplements overhaul, may consider reopening DSHEA

FDA has announced far-reaching plans to step up enforcement of dietary supplements, modernize ingredient reviews and speed up public warnings about harmful ingredients. 

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Allergens

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Gottlieb says CBD workgroup, sesame labeling moves ahead after his departure

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, poised to leave his post on April 5, said FDA plans next week to announce a high-level working group at the agency to look at legislative and regulatory pathways for CBD.

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Gottlieb talks CBD regulation, lab meat, allergen labeling at House Appropriations hearing

FDA’s regulatory plans for CBD-infused products, cell-cultured meats, sesame allergen labeling and imported foods were hot issues when FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb testified at House hearing on Wednesday (Feb. 27).

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: USDA Outlook event, CAP reform delay, new allergen labeling

The outlook for US food and agriculture policy in 2019 was openly discussed and dissected over the course of several days in Virginia last week, with trade disputes, farm incomes and the regulation of gene-edited animals among the issues on the agenda.

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Geographical Indications

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs

Lawmakers have cleared the way for the EU to join a multilateral treaty that allows a more rapid and straightforward protection of Geographical Indications in third countries.

Geographical Indications European Food Law

Mexican Tequila added to list of EU protected products

The European Commission has added Tequila, the Mexican spirit drink, to its register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) this week.

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