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Kelly Damewood is licensed to practice law in Oregon and calls Portland her home. She is the 2013-14 Marler Clark Graduate Assistant at Food Safety News, and a LLM Candidate in Agriculture and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Kelly received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and her B.A. in English from the University of Portland. She has had many diverse experiences working in food and agriculture such as running a small organic farm. She tweets about ag and food @KellyDamewood and runs West Coast Ag & Food Law Blog.

Recent action by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may smooth the path for food manufacturers to continue to declare sweeteners derived from cane syrup (such as sugar) as “Evaporated Cane Juice” (ECJ) on food labels, at least for the foreseeable future. Last month, FDA announced that it
Continue Reading Controversy Continues Over Listing Evaporated Cane Juice on Ingredient Labels

With less than 30 days notice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally set a date for face-to-face consultation with American Indian tribes and pueblos on its proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On March 27, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor
Continue Reading Tribes Still Troubled by FDA’s ‘Inadequate’ Consultation Policy

National and regional marketing agreements and orders may give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) some options as it continues to issue and revise rules to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

In comments to the FSMA proposed rule for produce safety, a number of industry

Continue Reading Industry Associations Hope FSMA Rules Won’t Duplicate Marketing Agreements, Orders