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USDA and DEA interim final rules on hemp – Major issues remaining to be resolved

While the hemp industry eagerly awaits FDA’s Cannabidiol (CBD) Enforcement Policy draft guidance (1), both the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Drug...

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FDA announces additional flexibility for new nutrition labeling requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a recent Constituent Update that it is providing additional flexibility to food manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual...

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NOP issues proposed rule amending organic requirements to strengthen organic enforcement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) issued a proposed rule in early August that would amend the...

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DEA issues interim final rule implementing 2018 Farm Bill

In the prepublication version of today’s Federal Register, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued an interim final rule (IFR) implementing conforming changes to DEA’s...

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Releases Scientific Advisory Report for 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently released its competed Scientific Advisory Report (1), which will serve as the basis of the recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary ...

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FDA Will Take Its Time on CBD – But Industry Does Not Have to Wait to Get Ready

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – the regulatory issues surrounding CBD will be completely resolved after a certain “legislative fix” is passed....

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FDA Announces Inspections of Small Businesses under FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule for March 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that routine inspections of small businesses to verify compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA)...

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CRN Submits Citizen Petition- CBD and other Hemp-Derived Ingredients in Dietary Supplements

This update provides background on the legal provisions FDA views as preventing the lawful marketing of CBD as a dietary supplement and food - known as the “exclusionary...

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FDA Issues Guidance on Voluntary Reporting of Temporary Closures or Significantly Reduced Production by a Human Food Establishment and Requesting FDA Assistance

On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance for human food establishments on voluntarily reporting to FDA temporary closures or significantly reduced...

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