FDA reopens comment period related to food standards of identity modernization

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period on a 2005 proposed rule to establish a set of general principles for food standards of identity modernization. The proposed rule […]

FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children

USA – Peanut allergy, a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly identifies even small amounts of peanut as harmful, is known to affect approximately 1 million children in the United States. Out of […]

Barry Callebaut gets FDA’s approval to market ruby as chocolate in the US

USA – Barry Callebaut has been granted a Temporary Marketing Permit (TMP) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clearing the way to market Ruby as chocolate in the United States. Ruby chocolate is made […]

Vietnamese yellowfin tuna supplier to recall products linked to scombrotoxin fish poisoning

USA – Truong Phu Xanh, a Vietnamese firm supplying yellowfin tuna fish is to initiate a voluntary recall of all its yellowfin tuna sold in the US after investigations linked scombrotoxin fish poisoning to the […]

Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]

USDA, EPA and FDA announce new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have partnered with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance in renewed efforts to combat […]

FDA approves use of genetically modified cotton as human food source

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration has green-lighted the use of a genetically modified cottonseed developed by Texas A&M University scientists to be used for human consumption. For the past 25years, the scientists […]

FDA launches new tool to help monitor food safety system

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a Food Safety Dashboard designed to track the impact of the seven foundational rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), measure the progress […]