Packaging Sensor Predicts Shelf Life of Perishable Foods
To deter food waste, a paper-based electrical gas sensor measures the freshness of meats, poultry, and fish, indicating how much shelf life is left in the package more accurately than misleading expiration dates.
Jul 17th, 2020
Food Packaging Compliant Black Ink
Domino North America
May 14th, 2020
Meat Packing Companies Face Possible Federal Scrutiny
May 8th, 2020
FDA Releases Small Entity Compliance Guide on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
Feb 3rd, 2020
FDA Issues Final Guidance for Packaged Foods Manufacturers
Jan 7th, 2020
Legal Update--myth busting
Legal analyst Eric Greenberg discusses marketing terms not recognized by the FDA, and CBD gets its first round of warning letters.
Dec 16th, 2019
USDA modernizes swine slaughter inspection for the first time in more than 50 years
The final rule has new requirements for microbial testing that apply to all swine slaughterhouses to demonstrate that they are controlling for pathogens throughout the slaughter system.
Sep 17th, 2019
Transparency vital to the food supply chain
44 percent of all United States food recalls are due to labeling issues, and because United States product recalls cost an average of $10 million per incident, 81 percent of food manufacturers consider the financial risk of a recall “significant to catastrophic.”
Mar 27th, 2019
FDA and FSIS to regulate cell-cultured food products
The regulations will involve livestock and poultry.
Mar 11th, 2019
FDA publishes second installment of intentional adulteration draft guidance
Food facilities covered by the rule will be required to develop and implement a food defense plan that identifies vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies for those vulnerabilities.
Mar 5th, 2019
New USDA Standard requires food manufacturers to ensure bioengineered foods are appropriately disclosed
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard defines bioengineered foods as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature.
Dec 20th, 2018
FDA issues uniform compliance date, technical amendments on nutrition and supplement facts labeling rules
January 1, 2022, will be the uniform compliance date for final food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2019 and 2020.
Dec 19th, 2018
FDA issues draft guidance to help produce farmers, fresh-cut produce processors meet FSMA requirements
Both draft guidance documents will be open for public comment for 180 days.
Oct 19th, 2018
FDA removing seven synthetic flavoring substances from food additives list
Move made in response to food additive petitions
Oct 11th, 2018
Regulations in the snack food industry
Food safety and product tracking are clearly the main drivers toward stricter, more complex regulations, according to PMMI Business Intelligence.
Jul 25th, 2018
On “bioengineered” disclosure specs, USDA proposes some, asks about others
Many food labels will soon contain information about the food’s GMO or “bioengineered” contents thanks to new federal regulations.
Eric F. Greenberg
Jul 23rd, 2018
Dietary fiber update leads to first Nutrition Facts label overhaul in more than 20 years
FDA’s compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label is Jan. 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales; Jan. 1, 2021 for smaller manufacturers.
Jul 9th, 2018
New laws mean new labels and new liabilities
The Nutrition Facts Label and the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will require manufacturers to overhaul the product labeling process.
Jul 9th, 2018
Canadian Food Inspection Agency and SFCR
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations to go into effect next year.
Jun 24th, 2018
New guide helps small food facilities register with FDA
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) added new registration provisions to the FD&C Act.
May 25th, 2018
FDA extends Nutrition Facts label compliance dates
The approximately 18-month extension will provide sufficient time to transition to the new version of the Nutrition Facts label.
May 3rd, 2018
IDFA recommends areas for regulatory reform for dairy product manufacturing
The association cites regulations that are overly burdensome, outdated and barriers to innovation.
Feb 6th, 2018
FDA gives co-manufacturers more time to implement certain supply-chain requirements
Based on input from the food industry, FDA has determined that the industry needs more time to establish new contracts that will allow brand owners and co-manufacturers to share certain information, such as audits of suppliers.
Nov 3rd, 2017
Regulatory challenges a burden on mid-size and small CPGs
New report from PMMI Business Intelligence says government regulations often hamper innovation and operating efficiency for food and beverage processors.
Nov 3rd, 2017
FDA releases guidances on animal food CGMPs and the FSMA ‘solely engaged’ exemptions
The guidance documents are intended for facilities that may be subject to the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule or the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.
Oct 19th, 2017
NGO actions may have real consequences
It might be basic physics: Push in on one side, and something sticks out on the other.
Eric F. Greenberg
Jul 7th, 2017
FDA update on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule
A chart on fda.gov, titled 'Am I Subject to FSVP?', will help you determine if your firm is subject to the rule.
May 12th, 2017