policy & regulation

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
10 Mar 2023
--- Misleading “carbon neutral” claims are proliferating across several F&B sectors and are confusing consumers, according to a snapshot of examples published by consumer groups from ten countries. The European... Read More
08 Feb 2023
--- Concerns are growing that upcoming food gene-editing (New Genomic Techniques or NGT) regulation in the EU might be too lax. A coalition of more than 50 food and environmental organizations have joined forces to oppose EU... Read More
07 Feb 2023
--- Nutritional associations have “expressed dismay” following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rejection of three citizens’ petitions to legally allow the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) in... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is undergoing significant changes to modernize and consolidate its programs, including building a more robust regulatory program. Robert M. Califf, commissioner of food and drugs at... Read More
27 Jan 2023
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said no to three different citizen petitions requesting that cannabidiol (CBD) products be marketed as dietary supplements. The groups behind the requests are the Consumer... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for the baby food industry regarding lead in processed foods intended for infants, babies and children under the age of two. The guidance is meant to... Read More
06 Jan 2023
--- Former FDA and USDA officials are advocating for consolidation measures to boost food safety, security and nutrition in the US after an independent report on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Human Foods Program... Read More
05 Jan 2023
--- Sesame has been added to the official US list of allergens, which means it is subject to specific food allergen regulatory requirements, including explicit labeling for the ingredient and manufacturing rules. However, the... Read More
03 Jan 2023
--- Amid a fast-growing market for dietary supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD) – the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis – US regulators are reportedly stepping in to initiate regulation. The US Food and... Read More
12 Dec 2022
--- UK law passed earlier this year banning unhealthy food advertising after 9 PM on TV and online have been pushed back in a move that has alarmed health groups. Instead of implementing the ban on January 1, 2023, as previously... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- In scrutiny of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Human Food Program, an independent expert panel is arguing that the agency “lacks the resources and authority to do what is expected to do – ensure... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The UK government’s voluntary sugar reduction program has failed to deliver substantial industry progress, according to its official report for 2015-2020, which was released a year later than expected. Organizations... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- The US, Japan, Europe and Australia have authorized a status update for J-Oil’s fermented vitamin K2 (MK-7) – branded Menatto – which has received trademark approval for several countries and regions.