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FDA issues final guidance on oversight of food covered by Systems Recognition Arrangements

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance concerning regulatory oversight of food imported from Systems Recognition Arrangement (SRA) countries. FDA...


FDA cites five companies for illegally selling Delta-8 THC and CBD products

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued Warning Letters to five companies selling products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). ...


FSVP entries will no longer be able to list the importer as "unknown"

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed its policy of allowing import entries to declare the identity of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) importer as...


HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency determination

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has renewed its determination that a public health emergency exists in light of the continued consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...


FDA’s FY 2023 Budget Includes Several Proposals Significant to Food and Supplement Manufacturers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its Congressional Justification for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The agency is requesting $1.2 billion for its Foods...


New Acrylamide Prop 65 lawsuits: preliminary injunction reinstated; proposed regulation disapproved

Two significant decisions were recently issued regarding California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65). First, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a district...


FSIS issues proposed rule designating avian leukosis as a trimmable condition

In response to an industry petition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the poultry products inspection regulations to...


FDA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Several Requirements in FSMA Regulations

FDA recently issued guidance announcing its intent to exercise enforcement discretion for several specific provisions in the agency’s regulations implementing the FDA Food Safety...


FSIS rescinds mask requirement for inspected establishments

FSIS will no longer suspend inspection if establishment employees aren’t wearing masks.

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