Posts tagged "FDA"

Amazon says food warehouse isn’t subject to FDA food rule

[10 April/Food Safety News] Amazon did not see the need to register a Kentucky food warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration. Regional Operations PR Manager for Amazon Strategic Communications, Shevaun Brown, said she did not see any problem and that food and safety were Amazon’ stop priorities. Companies that transport and store food were...

NMPF hails victory over plant-based ‘milks’ in spending bill, PBFA says claims have ‘zero legal significance’

[23 March/Food Navigator] The omnibus spending bill that was passed by the US Congress directs the FDA to enforce dairy standards of identity to crack down on plant-based imitators, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) said the paragraph in question had no legal significance. NMPF President and...

FDA to ‘modernize certain standards of identity’ as part of strategic policy roadmap

[13 Janaury/Food Navigator USA] The US Food and Drug Administration has indicated that it will be modernising certain standards of identity in its 2018 strategic roadmap, which is likely to see it taking a more active role in issues such as descriptions and terminology applied to dairy and meat alternatives, with a particular goal of...

Synlait Milk says US approval for ‘grass-fed’ infant formula delayed by up to a year

[14 August/National Business Review] NZX listed Synlait Milk has said that approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its ‘grass-fed’ infant formula is taking longer than expected, delaying the launch of the product with US partner, Munchkin Inc. The companies had expected to complete the process this year, but now believe it could...

Mung bean protein isolate developed by Hampton Creek gets GRAS status

[10 August/Food Dive] The Food and Drug Administration has granted Hampton Creek generally recognised as safe (GRAS) status for its mung bean protein isolate (known as Jack). Hampton Creek note that Jack is the 7th protein isolate to receive GRAS status and that they are planning to use the product in their egg substitute product,...

Impossible Burger’s ‘secret sauce’ highlights challenges of food tech

[8 August/CNBC] The Impossible Burger’s secret sauce has raised regulatory concerns. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are concerned the sauce, made from soy leghemoglobin, a substance found in nature in the roots of soybean plants that the company makes in its laboratory, may be an allergen and is therefore unsafe for consumption. Impossible Foods...

Good Food Institute, NMPF, to FDA: Give the industry some clarity on plant ‘milk’ labelling

[31 July/ Food Navigator] The Good Food Institute (GFI) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify its position regarding plant-based milk labelling due to increasing commercial, legal and political pressure. The National Milk Producers Federation have criticised the FDA for remaining silent as plant-based brands violate federal standards of identity. GFI urged...

FDA – Foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposed rule that would create foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals. The FDA proposed regulations would require importers to determine that food imported into the United States: Is produced in compliance with processes and procedures, including reasonably...