regulatory news

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--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for the baby food industry regarding lead in processed foods intended for infants, babies and children under the age of two.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.
02 Dec 2022
--- Addressing a changing global regulatory landscape for F&B players, Kerry has launched a digital tool designed to support manufacturers in optimizing the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the various... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has shared its revised opinion on vitamin A – retinol, retinyl acetate and retinyl palmitate – used in cosmetics and supplements to support skin health, cell... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- The EU Court of Justice has annulled the European Commission delegated regulation of 2019, which labeled titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder forms. The judges found a lapse of... Read More
22 Nov 2022
--- The US Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has agreed to implement rules proposed by a coalition of consumer groups that will standardize alcohol content, calorie and allergen labeling... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- An analysis published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics says that due to outdated and weakened government oversight, US children are not protected from companies’ unhealthy marketing techniques and stresses... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to seven companies violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act). The companies are said to have been selling illegal dietary... Read More
17 Nov 2022
--- Upside Foods has become the first company in the world to receive a “No Questions” letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cultivated meat, poultry or seafood, which means the government food... Read More
16 Nov 2022
--- A survey on breakfast cereals marketed to infants and toddlers in the UK has prompted nutrition and health experts at Action on Sugar (AoS) to decry the amount of sugar included in what is supposed to be the “most... Read More