regulatory news

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--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for the baby food industry regarding lead in processed foods intended for infants, babies and children under the age of two.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
04 Jan 2023
--- China is to relax its testing on imported frozen and chilled products lowering the costs for exporters. As confirmed by the country’s customs authorities and State Administration for Market Regulation, the COVID-19... Read More
03 Jan 2023
--- As 2023 begins, countries continue their attempts to tame inflation. Spain and some US states are reducing VAT food taxes, sacrificing potential tax revenue aiming to lower the more volatile food inflation that has hard-hit... Read More
15 Dec 2022
--- The country’s government argues that self-regulation of television marketing for people under the age of 18 is not working. This has prompted the ministry of health to reveal the Dutch administration’s intention... Read More
12 Dec 2022
--- UK law passed earlier this year banning unhealthy food advertising after 9 PM on TV and online have been pushed back in a move that has alarmed health groups. Instead of implementing the ban on January 1, 2023, as previously... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- In scrutiny of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Human Food Program, an independent expert panel is arguing that the agency “lacks the resources and authority to do what is expected to do – ensure... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- The European Council and the European Parliament have struck a provisional deal aimed at minimizing the risk of deforestation and forest degradation caused by the expansion of agricultural land to produce imported or... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Addressing a changing global regulatory landscape for F&B players, Kerry has launched a digital tool designed to support manufacturers in optimizing the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the various... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC)’s proposal for a new EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), published today, will require significant improvements to be workable for food business operators to help achieve... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- The EU Court of Justice has annulled the European Commission delegated regulation of 2019, which labeled titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder forms. The judges found a lapse of... Read More
17 Nov 2022
--- Upside Foods has become the first company in the world to receive a “No Questions” letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cultivated meat, poultry or seafood, which means the government food... Read More
16 Nov 2022
--- A proposal by the EU executive branch to prolong glyphosate use across the bloc countries for a year has been rejected. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) “congratulates the courage” of the blocking member states but... Read More
15 Nov 2022
--- Western leaders are moving to secure the safe export of food and fertilizer to the world without hindrance from the Russian conflict in Ukraine. The challenge remains of ensuring that sanctions on Russia target its... Read More