Regulatory Compliance


Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Avian Influenza Case Wipes Out Nearly 2 Million Birds at Cal-Maine Texas Facility

April 3, 2024
Production has been halted and more than 1.9 million birds culled at Parmer County egg facility after HPAI was found to have infiltrated the flock.

Campbell’s Napoleon, Ohio, Plant Facing Wastewater Discharge Lawsuits

March 21, 2024
U.S. Dept. of Justice as well as two environmental groups have filed suits alleging the plant wastewater exceeds allowable pollutant levels into the Maumee River and eventually...
Calgary Reviews
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California Goes After Seven More Food Additives in Latest Proposal

March 14, 2024
Assembly bill would ban seven food dyes — again including titanium dioxide — from use in foods offered in California’s public schools.

Missouri Politicians Seek Ways to Keep Missouri Prime Beef Open

March 8, 2024
Closure of the facility would cost the region more than 300 jobs, but lawmakers understand that protecting the local waterways is just as crucial.
Bases, Seasonings, Powders

FDA Finds Lead in More Cinnamon Products, Recommends Voluntary Recall

March 7, 2024
Six ground cinnamon brands identified as having elevated lead levels, leading agency to also remind industry of its requirements in keeping foods free of contaminants.
Packaging Materials

FDA: Major Source of PFAS in Food Packaging No Longer Sold in U.S.

Feb. 29, 2024
Certain grease-proofing materials with PFAS are no longer available in the U.S. for food packaging applications.

Missouri Prime Beef Packers Will Close Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Plant

Feb. 27, 2024
The Missouri meatpacker is determined to reopen once it has resolved its wastewater treatment and discharge battle with the Dept. of Natural Resources.
Legal Issues

FDA, Ecuadorian Officials Pinpoint Likely Source of Lead Contaminated Cinnamon

Feb. 8, 2024
Carlos Aguilera of Ecuador processed ground cinnamon for Negasmart, which was supplied to Austrofoods and then used as an ingredient in recalled applesauce pouches in the U.S....
Editor's Plate

Editor's Plate: The Most Important Change at FDA

Jan. 30, 2024
There are many proposals and suggestions for the evolving Human Foods Program, but the most critical one should be speed.
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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Regulatory Compliance

Confectioners Assn. Urges FDA To Override California’s Ban on Four Food Ingredients

Oct. 16, 2023
“We are urging FDA to get more involved and defend its legal, fiduciary and moral responsibility … California is out of its depth when it comes to national food safety standards...
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Legal Issues

Now-Defunct Real Water Ordered to Pay $228.5 Million in Damages for Contaminated Bottled Water

Oct. 6, 2023
Real Water’s product was found to be contaminated after it was linked to severe liver illness and the death of one consumer on the West Coast three years ago.