policy & regulation

28 Feb 2024
--- The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), a division of the Australian government’s Department of Health and Aged Care issued two infringement notices worth AUD$37,560 (US$24,400) to Akula Foods for the alleged... Read More
07 Feb 2024
--- US law enforcement seizures of magic mushrooms containing psilocybin rose from 402 seizures in 2017 to 1,396 in 2022, according to a recent study. The total weight of psilocybin mushrooms seized increased by 2749%, from 226... Read More
30 Jan 2024
--- FrieslandCampina Ingredients reveals it has received regulatory approval for its 2’-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, Aequival 2’-FL, in Thailand. According to the company,... Read More
09 Jan 2024
--- The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) is calling on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the UK Home Office to work together to resolve the outstanding issues stalling progress on British novel food applications.... Read More
13 Dec 2023
--- Health and nutrition player, dsm-firmenich reveals it has been granted EU market access for its novel 3-fucosyllactose (3-FL) human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient. This development comes as the European Commission... Read More
06 Dec 2023
--- Food labels and associated health claims increasingly influence consumer purchasing decisions. Nutrition and supplement companies use claims to differentiate their products on the market. Still, they must navigate regulatory... Read More
30 Oct 2023
--- The FDA raises concern about the risks probiotics pose to preterm infants in hospital settings as they contain live bacteria or yeast. The agency has issued warning letters to Abbott Laboratories and Infinant Health... Read More
27 Oct 2023
--- EIT Food, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, has released policy recommendations for protein diversification, emphasizing the need for a systems-thinking approach to establish a healthier and... Read More
16 Oct 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) proposal to re-authorize glyphosate, a controversial chemical commonly used in weedkillers, failed to achieve a qualified majority. The proposal will now proceed to an appeal committee, which is... Read More
12 Oct 2023
--- US Silicon Valley-based product lifecycle management (PLM) provider Centric Software and regulatory compliance provider FoodChain ID, are joining forces to create an integrated platform that screens ingredients throughout... Read More
11 Oct 2023
--- Ahead of the European Commission (EC) vote on the reauthorization of glyphosate, coming up on October 12 and 13, the pan-European Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and the global advocacy group Ekō continue their campaign... Read More
10 Oct 2023
--- Health and nutrition innovator dsm-firmenich, has achieved a significant milestone in the field of early life nutrition with the approval of two of its human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredients as infant nutrition... Read More
03 Oct 2023
--- Glyphosate supporters are fighting back against scientists and organizations that recently denounced the European Commission’s (EC) move to potentially reauthorize the weed-killing pesticide. Proponents of the... Read More
29 Sep 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) has proposed the re-approval of glyphosate, an ingredient in common weedkillers. Experts and environmentalists have expressed concern about the impact the continuous use of the chemical is having... Read More
27 Sep 2023
--- Chr. Hansen revealed it has achieved a significant achievement for its human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) offerings. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) has granted approval in the first step of its... Read More
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