regulatory news

16 Mar 2023
--- The UK’s General Medical Council has investments nearing £870,000 (US$1.05 million) in fast food and soft drink companies such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. The British Medical Journal... Read More
15 Mar 2023
--- CBD is on track to be integrated into bread, cereal, ice cream and other common foodstuffs to create a whole new functional food and supplement market, following a greenlight from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).... Read More
15 Mar 2023
--- As waning food security, climate change and sustainability crises pressure the already stressed F&B industry, many are calling for a more robust food system and an adaptable legislative framework to support it. Key... Read More
13 Mar 2023
--- Later this year, the EU will decide whether to re-approve glyphosate, the active ingredient of the controversial weed killer Roundup. Ahead of this, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe’s new report shows that ... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- Misleading “carbon neutral” claims are proliferating across several F&B sectors and are confusing consumers, according to a snapshot of examples published by consumer groups from ten countries. The European... Read More
08 Mar 2023
--- The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is examining the terminology surrounding cultivated food as the industry edges closer to commercialization. The organization poses a question: “What would you call a... Read More
22 Feb 2023
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published urgent recommendations to improve the welfare of farmed broiler chickens and laying hens. The assessments call for widespread improvements for farmed chickens, notably... Read More
21 Feb 2023
--- Following EU approval of the natural solvent methyloxolane as a permitted processing aid for manufacturing food ingredients, producers now have an alternative to petroleum-derived hexane, which will come under intense... Read More
08 Feb 2023
--- Concerns are growing that upcoming food gene-editing (New Genomic Techniques or NGT) regulation in the EU might be too lax. A coalition of more than 50 food and environmental organizations have joined forces to oppose EU... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- A myriad of so-called eco-labels are being rolled out across various F&B products, but with no gold standard or strict rules governing precisely what the logos mean and what methodology is behind them, concerns are... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is undergoing significant changes to modernize and consolidate its programs, including building a more robust regulatory program. Robert M. Califf, commissioner of food and drugs at... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- Agri-cooperatives and European farmers are warning of a very complex regulatory landscape in 2023 because a lot of European agricultural proposals such as the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the new farm-to-fork... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- The European Commission is sounding the alarm over the decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe and has come up with a new strategy to reverse the trend by 2030. The authorities have set their key priority in boosting... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for the baby food industry regarding lead in processed foods intended for infants, babies and children under the age of two. The guidance is meant to... Read More
18 Jan 2023
--- The cultivated meat division of food technology company Eat Just, GOOD Meat has netted “first-in-the-world” regulatory approval from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to use serum-free media to produce cultivated... Read More
18 Jan 2023
--- The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament gave the green light to a new deforestation regulation, which aims to cut deforestation globally by not allowing the import of... Read More
13 Jan 2023
--- Concerns are growing over the possibility UK government officials could tighten up labeling rules for dairy-free plant-based alternatives, effectively banning dairy-like terms such as “milk” and... Read More
06 Jan 2023
--- Former FDA and USDA officials are advocating for consolidation measures to boost food safety, security and nutrition in the US after an independent report on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Human Foods Program... Read More
05 Jan 2023
--- Sesame has been added to the official US list of allergens, which means it is subject to specific food allergen regulatory requirements, including explicit labeling for the ingredient and manufacturing rules. However, the... Read More
05 Jan 2023
--- Dalan Animal Health, a biotech company pioneering insect health, has been granted a conditional license for vaccination of honeybees against American Foulbrood disease caused by Paenibacillus larvae. The vaccine is non-GMO... Read More