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FDA issues draft guidance on labeling of plant-based milk alternatives

On February 22, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance document recommending that plant-based alternative milks that use “milk” in the name...


Cannabidiol Canned in Hong Kong – CBD now classified as a dangerous drug

Cannabidiol is now classified as a dangerous drug in Hong Kong, hence it is a criminal offence to possess, consume, traffic and manufacture the substance (including as an ingredient)....


USDA issues proposed rule to update school nutrition standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently issued a proposed rule to update its school nutrition standards. The rule proposes...


FDA proposes redesign for Human Foods Program - US

On January 31, 2023, Commissioner Califf announced a new vision for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Human Foods Program. The Proposal calls for unifying the work...


FDA issues draft guidance setting action levels for lead in food intended for babies and young children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance for industry on Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young Children (Draft Guidance). The...


FDA asks Congress to legislate CBD approval pathway, as new law permits marijuana & CBD research

In an official statement last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its conclusion that the existing regulatory framework for foods and dietary supplements is not...


FDA to test front of pack nutrition labeling schemes through consumer research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to explore the development of a standardized front of package (FOP) nutrition labeling scheme by conducting consumer research.


USDA issues final rule strengthening oversight and enforcement of its organic regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has amended its organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the National Organic Program...


U.S. Food Law Preview - Key issues affecting the food industry in 2023

We’re a few weeks into 2023, and while some new year’s resolutions may have already fallen to the wayside, there are plenty of food law issues that will take us through 2023 and ...

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