On February 23, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance document titled Guidance for Industry: Nutrient Content Claims; Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Omega-3 Fatty Acids; Small Entity Compliance Guide 1 (Guidance).
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On January 29, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued Import Alert 99-40 : Genetically Engineered (GE) Salmon, which bans the import of any human or animal food containing GE salmon until the FDA publishes final labeling guidelines for informing consumers of such content.
On November 12, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the establishment of a docket (Docket No. FDA–2014–N–1207) to receive information and comments on the use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products, including foods that are genetically engineered or contain ingredients produced through the use of genetic engineering.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a final rule on January 13 that implements the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf Aquaculture Plan).
Updated nutritional guidelines emphasize holistic eating patterns over the course of a lifespan.
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On December 1, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Board of Health (Board of Health) Sodium Warning Label Rule went into effect . 1 The Rule requires food service establishments in New York City with 15 or more locations nationwide to provide a warning for menu items that contain 2,300 mg or more of sodium.
On November 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release announcing that it and other federal agencies have slapped more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements with civil and criminal cases over the last year.
In late October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with state and local officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to food served at a major fast-casual restaurant chain.
On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the public availability of three new rules that will help prevent the contamination of foods: the Standards for Growing , Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption ( Produce Safety rule ), the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals ( FSVP rule ), and the Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications ( Accredited Third-Party Certification rule ). The rules, which will be published on November 27, implement several important sections of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).