The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it is withdrawing the 2005 proposed rule, “Food Standards; General Principles and Food Standards Modernization,” in response to comments received in 2005 after the publication of the proposed rule and in 2020 after the FDA reopened the comment period for

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A long-awaited report on decisions taken at the latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting has finally been published.

The United Nations food standards body met in Rome in November 2022. Codex is an initiative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The delay was

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There are signs that local authorities are getting back on track with food work amid the pandemic but there is still large uncertainty, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

A report at the FSA’s business committee meeting this past week gave an update on how authorities are managing COVID-19
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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out a plan of how local authorities can get back to food hygiene and standards work after dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The recovery plan for local authorities proposes a restart to the regulatory system for the highest risk businesses and providing greater
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