On August 3, a federal judge struck down an Idaho law that created the crime of “interference with agricultural production.” Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the US District Court for the District of Idaho found that the Idaho law violates the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause.
On July 23, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that will, if finalized, support a new program to help foreign companies affirmatively establish that their imported food meets US food safety requirements ( 80 Fed.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Federal Register notice on July 10 that extends the compliance date for menu labeling in certain restaurants and retail food establishments.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance for industry on June 19 titled “ Food Allergen Labeling Exemption Petitions and Notifications.
On June 10, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which administers the Shell Egg Surveillance Program (a mandatory inspection program for shell egs), published a proposed rule that would streamline the importation of table eggs, hatching eggs, and inedible liquid eggs.
Thousands of school districts in the country—including the DC school system—outsource food services for their school meal programs.
On June 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Draft Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Food Importer Program (the Draft Guidance).
Just in time for the spring produce season, on April 9, FDA issued a proposed rule to amend its regulation on registration of food facilities.
On March 6, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) in Opinion No. 15-77 shook up the alcoholic beverage industry in Pennsylvania by opining that beer distributors may sell 12-pack cases of beers.
Confirming what coffee and tea connoisseurs have long known, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January declared that 400mg of caffeine per day is not a safety concern.