FDA Halts Routine Foreign, Domestic Inspections

As the number of global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 11,000 this week—with more than a quarter of a million infected worldwide—it’s become increasingly clear the effects of this pandemic will linger for months, if not years.

The Real Cost of Food Fraud

A few years back, journalist and New York Times columnist Deborah Blum wrote "The Poison Squad," a book detailing the birth of modern-day food safety. The book, which PBS recently repurposed as a documentary, tells the story of Dr. Harvey...

Waste Not, Eat Not

Over the next 30 years, the global food supply chain must feed close to 10 billion people. That will be challenging enough, but nearly insurmountable without tackling the lingering problem of food waste. In the United States alone, some studies...

Crunch Time for CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been making headlines in 2019 with key enforcement decisions and policy discussions affecting the dietary supplement industry. Some of the next steps seemed almost predictable, until the newswire blew up...

Are You Ready for Digital Records? The FDA Is.

As our population continues to grow in the United States, naturally, so does our demand for food and drink. So much so, in fact, that the food supply chain is increasingly reliant on imports to meet the growing demands of the American consumer.

FDA Targets Dietary Supplement Claims

Under the current Administration, the FDA has taken several actions to slow down the implementation of new food and supplement labeling rules. Showing a new tack this week, officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put dietary...

2018’s Top Food and Beverage Stories

This year seems to have been crammed with enough news to fill more than a mere 12 months. From the World Cup to a royal wedding to devastating wildfires out west, there’s been no shortage of headlines in 2018.

FDA Cautions on Prop. 65

After years of bullying CPG companies with Proposition 65, California might have finally met its match. 

Trump Proposes Food Safety Agency

Between the headlines and the tweets, it can be a challenge to keep up with the Trump Administration. One story that might have been lost in the shuffle earlier this month was an administration proposal to reorganize several federal agencies –...

FDA Offers New Guidance on Nutrition Facts

The endless debate over the not-so-new-anymore Nutrition Facts label took an unexpected turn March 1 when the Food and Drug Administration announced new guidance on a few of the finer points of the redesigned labels. The FDA weighed in on added...