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NOP issues proposed rule amending organic requirements to strengthen organic enforcement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) issued a proposed rule in early August that would amend the...

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FSIS issues Proposed Rule to expand generic labeling approval

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS or the agency) has issued a Proposed Rule to expand the circumstances in which FSIS will...

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FDA and OSHA release checklist for human and animal food operations and updates on food inspections

On September 1, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a joint webinar to discuss the jointly-issued Employee Health and...

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California’s OEHHA releases draft report questioning the safety of FDA approved certified colors

On August 28, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by chemical substances, released a...

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Releases Scientific Advisory Report for 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently released its competed Scientific Advisory Report (1), which will serve as the basis of the recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary ...

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FDA Will Take Its Time on CBD – But Industry Does Not Have to Wait to Get Ready

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – the regulatory issues surrounding CBD will be completely resolved after a certain “legislative fix” is passed....

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Prop 65 Update: Proposed Regulation would Change the Warning Requirements

On August 4, 2020, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency that implements California’s Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), proposed to adopt ...

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Mexico Update: Interinstitutional Accord

On July 31st 2020, the Interinstitutional Accord between the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Health, through the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks...

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COVID-19 Update: Virginia Passes First-in-Nation Workplace Protection

On July 15, 2020, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board passed first-in-the-nation codified emergency temporary standards (the Standards) establishing requirements for employers to...

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