Regulatory Compliance



Eight Senators Urge EPA to Share Small Meat Processor Input on Wastewater Regulation Revisions

Nov. 20, 2023
With the December 2023 target looming for proposed revisions to the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) Effluent Guidelines and Standards, the small processor community is voicing...
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Legal Issues

Fresh Mark to Pay $3.725 Million to Settle Overtime Compensation Lawsuit

Nov. 3, 2023
Settlement will resolve lawsuit in which the Ohio meat processor was accused of not paying employees for pre- and post-shift donning and doffing time.
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Regulatory Compliance

Remembering the Chi-Chi’s Hepatitis A Outbreak of 2003

Nov. 2, 2023
One of the seminal events in food safety response and regulation, 650 people contracted the illness and four died.
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Regulatory Compliance

FDA: Brominated Vegetable Oil No Longer Considered Safe for Use in Foods

Nov. 2, 2023
Agency proposes to revoke authorization for use of brominated vegetable oil, following its own analysis of research and the ban of products using the embattled ingredient in California...
Regulatory Compliance

Strange Bedfellows: ‘FDA Foods Coalition’ Launches to Support FDA Redesign

Oct. 26, 2023
Consumer advocates, food industry representatives, public health groups and regulators aim to push for an increased focus on prevention and improving governance at the FDA.
Chocolate Reviews
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Candy & Confectionary

National Confectioners Responds to Consumer Reports Story on Heavy Metals in Chocolate, Cocoa Products

Oct. 26, 2023
Publication tested numerous items, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate bars, cocoa powder, cake mixes and hot chocolate mixes in its latest analysis of lead and cadmium levels...
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Regulatory Compliance

FDA Human Foods Program Leader Shares Program’s Top Priorities

Oct. 19, 2023
Jim Jones, Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods, highlighted three key areas of focus for the Human Foods Program in a letter to the industry.
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Fats, Oils, Omegas

FDA Issues Direct Final Rule on Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Aug. 10, 2023
The agency has addressed references to partially hydrogenated oils in various regulations.
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Battle Simmers Over Beef Plant’s Request to Discharge Treated Wastewater into SW Missouri River

Aug. 3, 2023
State regulators are weighing whether Missouri Prime Beef Packers can discharge into the Pomme de Terre River, which has had environmental issues in the past.
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Pet Food

Pet Food Labeling to Get a Significant Upgrade Under New AAFCO Standards

July 31, 2023
The Association of American Feed Control Officials approved changes to the labeling of pet food, treats and supplements, which will be phased in over the next six years.
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Regulatory Compliance

FSIS Extends Comment Period for Proposal on Salmonella in NRTE Breaded, Stuffed Chicken Products

July 24, 2023
Deadline extension spurred on by associations’ request to analyze newly released study results before submitted comments.