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.
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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.
On November 6, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued long-awaited guidance on its fortification policy for adding nutrients to foods in the form of a Questions and Answers Guidance for Industry.
In April 2015, the US Right to Know (US RTK), a non-profit organization that reports on food industry issues on behalf of consumers, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with requests to investigate diet soda manufacturers for misbranding and deceptive advertising on the grounds that the “diet” products contain artificial sweeteners that US RTK alleges actually contribute to weight gain.
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.
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.