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Food Safety

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.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

FDA is stopping work on several key rules including those regulating compounding, direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, child-focused tobacco sales, dietary supplement manufacturing practices and food safety testing, according to a list published Friday (July 21) by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

July 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously advanced a fiscal 2018 FDA funding bill out of committee Thursday (July 20) that adds $1 million in discretionary funding for FDA over the fiscal 2017 enacted level, totaling $2.8 billion, and adds $60 million in additional funding for the agency to implement the 21st Century Cures Act.

July 14, 2017 | Daily News

A group of food industry groups are suing New York City to stop its regulation of menu labeling requirements that are set to be enforced by the city next month.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

FDA announced Thursday (June 29) a 30-day extension of the comment period for the interim final rule on menu labeling in response to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), which asked for more time to respond to what they say are complex technical issues in the regulation.

June 27, 2017 | Daily News

House appropriators are proposing to fund FDA at the same level in fiscal 2018 as the agency received this year, rejecting President Donald Trump's call to cut the agency's budget and ask industry to pay more in user fees.

June 13, 2017 | Daily News

FDA on Tuesday (June 13) announced it will delay the deadline for food companies to start using the new nutrition facts label after industry raised concerns about being able to comply by the July 26, 2018 date.

June 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the National Consumers League sued FDA Wednesday (June 7) for delaying implementation of the menu labeling rule, saying the agency's move was illegal because there was no prior notice or opportunity for stakeholder comment.

June 02, 2017 | Daily News

Several weeks after the Trump administration delayed a nationwide menu labeling rule, the House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee announced it will hold a hearing Friday (June 9) to consider Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' (R-WA) nutrition bill that would alter disclosure requirements for certain food establishments and limit liability for noncompliance with labeling requirements.

May 25, 2017 | Daily News

FDA is no longer under a hiring freeze and will soon institute a rapid process for filling vacant positions, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote to agency staff in an internal memo Thursday (May 25).

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal would cut FDA's human drug program by $307 million in discretionary budget authority, its medical device program by $182 million, its biologics program by $119 million and its food program by $70 million, resulting in cuts to the agency's workforce and programs even if Congress were to go along with Trump's request to double user fees.