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FDA publishes new Q&A on “0 g Total Sugar” statements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added a new Question and Answer to its website related to “0 g total sugars” label statements.


FTC and DOJ announce joint effort to revise federal merger review guidelines

On 18 January 2022 the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a press conference to announce a joint effort to modernize the horizontal and vertical federal...


New cyber security and software update rules in the automotive industry in 2022

Cyber security and software updates are becoming increasingly important, particularly for companies in the automotive and mobility industry. Main drivers are particularly new...


USDA and DOJ Issue Shared Principles Focusing on Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

USDA and DOJ have announced shared principles to drive antitrust enforcement in the meat and poultry supply chains.


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 to Propose Acacia (Gum Arabic) as a Dietary Fiber

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted a citizen petition concerning the classification of acacia (gum arabic) as a dietary fiber. As a result of the petition,...


OMB Releases Fall 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Fall 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently under development in...


FDA issues Laboratory Accreditation final rule required under FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final rule regarding Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF). This memorandum summarizes the...


FDA Holds Public Meeting on Closer to Zero Action Plan for Baby Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a public meeting as a part of its Closer to Zero: Action Plan for Baby Foods initiative. This plan identifies steps the...

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