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Food Safety

October 11, 2017 | Daily News

FDA's top lawyers argue that the U.S. International Trade Commission should not take up a recent unfair competition case filed by Amarin Pharma asking the commission to block importation and essentially freeze U.S. inventory of certain synthetic omega-3 products being sold as dietary supplements.

October 04, 2017 | Daily News

Consumer advocacy groups and members of the dietary supplement industry sparred over whether FDA has exerted enough authority to pull supplements off the market when they contain unsafe ingredients and whether the adverse event reporting system is adequate for finding unsafe ingredients.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

FDA proposed Friday (Sept. 29) to extend the compliance dates for its nutrition facts regulations, citing a need to issue guidance on added sugar and dietary fiber for manufacturers to be able to successfully update their nutrition facts labels.

September 27, 2017 | Daily News

The HHS Office of Inspector General raises new questions about FDA's ability inspect domestic food facilities and meet inspection mandates under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Department of Agriculture will hold their first public meeting in three years on the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), the agencies announced Tuesday (Sept. 20).

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, National Consumers League and FDA agreed Friday (Sept. 15) to ask the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to stay the advocacy groups' menu labeling lawsuit, citing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's promise to issue new guidance on menu labeling by the end of the year and not alter the underlying rule as instrumental to reaching the agreement.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

FDA last week approved the first-ever qualified health claim urging consumption of a food at an early age, in this case peanuts, to reduce a future allergy risk and signaled the agency backs more research on how to introduce allergenic foods to prevent and treat food allergies.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

FDA proposed to delay by an additional two to four years the compliance dates for non-sprout produce to meet the food safety law's agricultural water requirements, stating in a proposed rule out Tuesday (Sept. 12) that the delay will give the agency time to simplify the requirements to make them less burdensome and less costly for farmers.

September 14, 2017 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Thursday (Sept. 14) beat back characterizations of actions being taken by the Trump-FDA as deregulatory, and argued he put the nutrition fact's regulation on ice shortly after taking the agency's helm because FDA wasn't prepared to implement it after the Obama administration pushed up the implementation deadline in the 11th hour.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told stakeholder Monday (Sept. 11) he wants to see the agency more systematically review existing regulations.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

FDA announced Tuesday (Sept. 5) it will hold a public meeting Oct. 3 to gather stakeholder input on the agency's plan to develop a list of dietary ingredients that existed before the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 went into effect and thus are exempt from supplement notification requirements.

September 07, 2017 | Daily News

FDA is asking stakeholders to suggest regulations they feel should be cut pursuant to President Donald Trump's deregulatory executive orders.

August 28, 2017 | Daily News

FDA has provided commissioned corps officers as part of the overall HHS deployment of medical equipment and resources to help address public health needs and assess critical health infrastructure needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

New York City on Friday (Aug. 25) settled a lawsuit brought by food industry groups over the cities' menu labeling law by agreeing to hold off enforcing the city's requirements until FDA's federal menu labeling rule kicks in May 2018.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Friday (Aug. 25) that the agency will issue guidance by the end of the year to help food establishments meet federal menu labeling requirements by next year's extended compliance date -- a move viewed by stakeholders as indication the agency won't further delay the compliance deadline even though FDA recently told a federal court it is reviewing all options as it reviews comments on its interim final rule.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

FDA is asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the agency's year-long delay of the menu labeling rule, arguing the plaintiffs do not have standing to sue.

August 17, 2017 | Daily News

Answering the calls of congressional Republicans, FDA is siding with the food industry in a lawsuit seeking to stop New York City's menu labeling regulation from being enforced until FDA implements its national standard.

August 10, 2017 | Daily News

Months after FDA decided to delay implementation of its menu labeling rule -- prompting a lawsuit from consumer groups -- the National Grocers Association, National Restaurant Association, Food Marketing Institute and other industry groups are asking FDA to revise the rule to provide the industry greater flexibility.

July 27, 2017 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Thursday (July 27) passed 39-14 bipartisan legislation that would loosen the Affordable Care Act's menu labeling requirements for certain food establishments, give HHS more flexibility to set compliance dates and limit liability for noncompliance with labeling requirements, despite concerns from some Democrats that the bill would create confusion in the marketplace and weaken current requirements.

July 26, 2017 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee will mark up Thursday (July 27) a bill sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to loosen menu labeling requirements for certain food establishments and limit liability for noncompliance with labeling requirements.