regulatory news

05 Apr 2022
--- US children are still vulnerable to brand marketing of foods high in fat, added sugar and salt, despite a recent tightening of nutritional criteria in the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI).... Read More
22 Mar 2022
--- A wide-ranging commission has been created to review regulation and public policy around the UK’s legal cannabis industry, which includes consumer cannabinoids in wellness products. Backed by the Centre for Medicinal... Read More
21 Mar 2022
--- Large companies in the EU may soon need to publicly disclose detailed information on the way they manage social and environmental risks. Following this proposal from the European Parliament, which aims to increase... Read More
15 Mar 2022
--- The voluntary nature of the UK’s salt reduction policy is its “Achilles heel,” argues Action on Salt. In light of Salt Awareness Week, the campaign group is calling for stronger measures to improve the... Read More
01 Mar 2022
--- Members of the sugar industry are decrying The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s recommendation to keep added and free sugars as low as possible, calling it “misleading” for consumers’ sense of... Read More
17 Feb 2022
--- Health experts in the UK are calling on the government to make information on nutrition values like calories and sugar content mandatory on alcoholic drinks – which would bring them in line with all other F&B... Read More
16 Feb 2022
--- Dr. Robert Califf has been narrowly confirmed as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a final Senate vote of 50 to 46. The verdict has been met with controversy, with some questioning his... Read More
11 Feb 2022
--- Pegged as the “most comprehensive” expansion of lifestyle medicine programming in the US, New York City (NYC) officials are rolling out a program that aims to promote plant-based diets, among its lifestyle... Read More
10 Feb 2022
--- BGG World is celebrating a “favorable” outcome to the ongoing lawsuit filed by American River Nutrition (ARN) pertaining to annatto tocotrienols. This comes as ARN’s DeltaGold annatto-derived tocotrienol... Read More
08 Feb 2022
--- Nestlé’s hopes of receiving a health claim related to beta-glucans in cereals’ impact on blood glucose have been dashed again as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) doubles down on its verdict that... Read More
07 Feb 2022
--- The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making a step toward its first school nutrition standards overhaul in a decade, unveiling transitional standards beginning in school year (SY) 2022-2023.
25 Jan 2022
--- The UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD)’s new recommendations for the future of consumer CBD products could take a toll on domestic hemp farmers. This is according to a host of organizations who... Read More
18 Nov 2021
--- Following the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf for commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), members of the nutrition industry are flagging the onward actions needed, such as better guidance around CBD and... Read More
26 Oct 2021
--- The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is warning about the dangers of a “one size fits all” approach for front-of-pack labeling (FoPL) obligations. This is spurred by the European... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- The UK government has announced £3 million (US$4 million) in financial incentives for healthy living, to be made available to the public via a six-month pilot scheme app. It aims to encourage the public to eat... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Kaneka’s probiotic Floradapt Brain (Lactobacillus plantarum DR7) ‒ which works via the gut-brain axis ‒ has been deemed safe in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
14 Oct 2021
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled sodium reduction targets for a broad range of processed, packaged and prepared foods. The 2.5 year guidelines come as the average US resident consumes 50% more than the... Read More
09 Sep 2021
--- BioMérieux’s Gene-up Nutraplex Pro multiplex pathogen detection assay has received approval from the International Association Of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC) Research Institute Performance Tested... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- The need for better regulation around hemp-derived products has been flagged following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s rejection of two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum hemp... Read More
05 Aug 2021
--- The US Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA) has been introduced in both houses of Congress. If passed, it would update front-of-pack food labeling requirements, demand updates to the ingredient list on packaged foods and... Read More