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Tougher enforcement of food law in Belgium

As from 1 January 2024, a tougher enforcement regime for food law infringements awaits food business operators in Belgium. The Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain has...


Food Law Preview - Key issues affecting the food industry in 2024

2024 is poised to be a big year for food regulation, particularly as federal agencies work to implement their regulatory agendas in preparation for a possible change in administration after ...


No time to waste II – Parliament and Council bring reform of EU packaging regime onto home straight

At the end of 2023, the EU Parliament and the EU Council each adopted their positions on the EU Commission's proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The...


USDA Releases Final Rule on Transparency in Broiler Contracting

On November 28, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) published a final rule entitled, Transparency in Poultry Grower...


USDA Publishes Final Rule Amending National Organic Program Livestock and Poultry Production Standards

On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a final rule amending the National Organic Program (NOP) Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS Rule). ...


USDA finalizes updates to List of Bioengineered Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a final rule updating the List of Bioengineered Foods (the List) under the National Bioengineered...


FDA releases new Draft Guidance Chapter on acidified foods

In September 2023, FDA released two new chapters to its Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) Draft Guidance (Draft Guidance). New draft Chapter 11 is...


FDA releases draft guidance on food allergen programs under the Preventive Controls rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new food allergen-focused chapter of its Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food draft guidance.1The...


FTC warns trade associations and influencers on compliance with Endorsement Guides

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent warning letters to two trade associations and a dozen social media influencers on November 13, 2023, advising them that their disclosures of...

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