The Food and Drug Administration is reopening the public comment period on draft guidance for labels on plant-based “milk” products.

Federal officials say the new deadline for submitting comments will be determined when the reopening notice is officially published.

“The FDA is reopening the comment period in response to requests

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Momentum for mandatory front-of-package nutrition labeling continues to grow as new organizations are joining the effort to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to develop labels that would call attention to high levels of added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat in packaged, processed foods. And a new

Continue Reading A new CSPI national poll indicates an overwhelming favorable public response to the labeling change

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are seeking public comments on proposed rules and notices, which are viewable on the FSIS Federal Register & Rulemaking webpage.

Of note is that FSIS extended the written comment period on the proposed Salmonella framework to Dec. 16, 2022. Written comments should

Continue Reading FSIS seeking public comments on a number of proposed rules and regulations for the USDA

The FDA has updated its materials about a proposed food traceability rule — “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule).

Traceability in the food supply chain is crucial during outbreaks and recalls, according to food safety experts in the public and private sectors.
Continue Reading FDA extends deadline for comments on traceability rule; announces changes

It’s one thing for someone working in the produce industry to attend a conference with all sorts of regulators and scientists talking about food safety. But it’s quite another thing for those folks to be asked what their greatest challenges are when it comes to managing food safety.

But that’s
Continue Reading USDA wants to hear produce industry’s voice in anonymous food safety survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments about how to effectively educate consumers about food safety practices in their homes. The deadline to submit comments is May 17. Anyone can submit comments via the internet, regular mail, hand delivery or courier. Specific directions on each method are included in

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