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FDA completes first pre-market consultation for human food made with animal cell culture technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently completed its first pre-market consultation for a human food made from cultured animal cells and issued a letter stating it had no...


OEHHA finalizes alternative safe harbor warning for exposures to acrylamide from food

On November 1, 2022, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) had approved its proposal to add an...


OEHHA announces new modification of proposed acrylamide regulation for foods

On October 6, 2022, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency that implements California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65), provided notice of new changes ...


Seafood companies voluntarily recall canned clam products after FDA finds concerning levels of PFAS

FDA recently released the results of its seafood survey it conducted to measure the amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in 81 seafood samples of clams, cod, crab, pollock,...


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). ...


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...


With the U.S. PFAS “Phase-out” clock ticking, what every food company should know

As regulatory bodies increase their scrutiny of per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS), food companies should work closely with their suppliers and prepare for the compliance transition.


FDA updates on efforts to assist U.S. companies with China’s new food facility regulation

On October 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an update on its efforts to assist US companies on China’s implementation of a new registration requirement...


Federal Court Sides with FDA and Upholds GRAS Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA or the Agency) motion for summary judgment on September 30, 2021,...

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