policy & regulation

03 Jun 2024
--- Based on the success of the UK’s soft drinks industry levy, researchers recommend applying a mandatory sugar levy to a broader range of products contributing to sugar intake. The experts suggest increasing the levy and... Read More
31 May 2024
--- The EU has greenlit a regulation to levy higher import duties on grain products from Russia and Belarus. The tariffs will take effect July 1 and affect cereals, oilseeds and derived products from the two countries. The... Read More
30 May 2024
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given the nod for the use of naringenin extract as a flavoring substance in foods based on Spain-based ingredient formulator HealthTech Bioactives’ (HTBA) scientific... Read More
10 May 2024
--- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is suing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing the agency of failing to act on a 2021 regulatory petition asking the FDA to protect consumers from poppy seeds... Read More
30 Apr 2024
--- The European Council (EUCO) unveils its revised “breakfast directives,” which place stricter rules on the labeling and composition of fruit juices, fruit jams, honey and dehydrated milk used for and in... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- Dog and cat food manufacturers have welcomed a new federal bill designed to harmonize the regulatory process for product approval across the US, claiming that consistent national standards replacing the current... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- New rules greenlighted by European Parliament will address adulterated honey imports from countries outside of the EU by making it obligatory to clearly label the countries of origin. It will also launch a process to create... Read More
10 Apr 2024
--- The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) filed an emergency motion to prevent a new law that puts an age restriction on the sale of weight loss and muscle-building dietary supplements from being passed in New York, US.... Read More
14 Mar 2024
--- The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, has taken a stand against a recently enacted New York (US) law that, it claims, threatens consumer... Read More
07 Mar 2024
--- The FDA has granted the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status to Superbrewed Food’s bacteria biomass protein after a three-year evaluation, paving the way for its widespread adoption by F&B brands in the US,... Read More
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