policy & regulation

26 Sep 2023
--- Alongside the much talked about EU Artificial Intelligence regulations, the bloc has been cultivating its world-leading position in AI-assisted agriculture through its Agrifood Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF),... Read More
19 Sep 2023
--- Action on Salt (AoS), the British Heart Foundation, the British Medical Association and 30 other health organizations and professionals signed an open letter to UK government party leaders urging a revitalization of its salt... Read More
31 Aug 2023
--- ByHeart, Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition and Perrigo Wisconsin received warning letters from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infractions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the... Read More
29 Aug 2023
--- The US Hemp Beverage Alliance is calling for low-dose, hemp-derived delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) beverages to be regulated by the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in response to Congress’ request for... Read More
21 Aug 2023
--- US industry stakeholders call for cannabidiol (CBD) products to be regulated as a supplement instead of developing a new regulatory pathway as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided. Stakeholders are... Read More
11 Aug 2023
--- The UK government has launched a consultation on improving the enforcement and regulation of nutrition and health claims on food and drink products. The aim is to ensure that consumers can trust information found on labels... Read More
01 Aug 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that consumers can easily access all the information they need on insect-based foods. The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, stated that consumers... Read More
28 Jul 2023
--- The US FDA is receiving criticism for its lack of regulatory action on cannabidiol (CBD), this week organizations have sent testimonies questioning how there can be a lack of CBD laws when dietary supplements became part of... Read More
10 Jul 2023
--- The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has published a new report outlining that the lack of legal definitions for vegan food potentially puts people with allergies at risk and causes confusion for consumers and... Read More
04 Jul 2023
--- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidance recommending countries implement comprehensive mandatory policies to protect children of all ages from the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages that are... Read More
23 Jun 2023
--- Canada’s competition watchdog identified prohibitions on cannabis promotion, packaging and labeling as one of the barriers affecting competition in Canada’s cannabis industry and recommends the government review... Read More
19 Jun 2023
--- Ireland plans to introduce some of the strictest alcohol labeling laws in May 2026, requiring warnings about cancer, drinking while pregnant and liver disease risks. However, implementing the new regulation faces mounting... Read More
08 Jun 2023
--- Although demand for botanicals is soaring, no new botanical health claim applications can be authorized in Europe, which limits how companies can market their products. The assessment of botanical health claims has been... Read More
02 Jun 2023
--- The EU has moved a step closer to allowing UV-treated yellow mealworm powder to be sold as a human-grade food. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just issued a positive opinion on the safety and nutritional value... Read More
05 Apr 2023
--- The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) was passed last December and is now providing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with new authorities. This law is expected to ensure the safety of cosmetic... Read More
29 Mar 2023
--- As the first part of the scathing testimonies on the US’ infant formula shortage before Congress draws to a close, the US Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) reveals its immediate actions and strategy to increase... Read More
28 Mar 2023
--- Exposure to nitrosamines through food, during its preparation and processing, “raises a health concern,” flags the European Food Safety Authority in its latest draft opinion. EFSA’s assessment on the public... Read More
24 Mar 2023
--- The Genetic Technology Bill (Precision Breeding) has been given Royal Assent in England which brings in a new law that will help develop foods with increased nutritional value, maximized flavor and longer shelf life.
16 Mar 2023
--- The UK’s General Medical Council has investments nearing £870,000 (US$1.05 million) in fast food and soft drink companies such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. The British Medical Journal... Read More
15 Mar 2023
--- CBD is on track to be integrated into bread, cereal, ice cream and other common foodstuffs to create a whole new functional food and supplement market, following a greenlight from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).... Read More