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November 12, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Continues Enforcement Discretion Policy Relevant to Certain Co-Manufacturers under FSMA VI has provided updates regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Federal Register notice (82 FR 51345, November 6, 2017) announcing an enforcement discretion policy on three FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules – Preventive Controls for Human Foods, Preventive Controls for Animal […]

November 7, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Publishes Proposed Rule to Establish Laboratory Accreditation Program for Food Testing (Input Requested by December 1) FDA recently published a Constituent Update  and a Federal Register notice (84 FR 59452, November 4, 2019) announcing a proposed rule to establish a program for laboratory accreditation for food analysis, as required by the FDA Food Safety […]

October 30, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA’s Informational Webinar on the Updated Food Defense Plan Builder A New Era of Smarter Food Safety – Covington & Burling Informational Webinar on the Updated Food Defense Plan Builder VI has been providing updates regarding the final rule, “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration” (Intentional Adulteration). As you may recall, Intentional Adulteration […]

October 25, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA’s Public Meeting – “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety” (Input Requested by November 1, 2019) FDA Grants 6-Month Period of Enforcement Discretion for New Nutrition Labeling Requirements FDA’s Public Meeting – “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety” VI previously reported on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) initiative “A New Era of […]

October 23, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

Executive Orders 13891 and 13892 USDA National Organic Program – Final Rule to Reclassify Magnesium Chloride USDA National Organic Program – Proposed Rule to Add Tamarind Seed Gum (Input Requested by November 8) Executive Orders 13891 and 13892 On October 9, 2019, the White House issued two Executive Orders (EOs) to clarify how federal agencies […]

October 15, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization Meeting Presentations VI previously notified members of a public meeting by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to give interested parties the opportunity to discuss the modernization of food standards of identity (SOI), requirements outlining the content and production of certain food products, as well as to […]

October 11, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

USDA National Organic Program – 2019 Sunset Review and Substance Renewals VI staff been providing updates regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program and the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) review of substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). In 2017, VI members were notified of […]

October 10, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Chapter 14 – Recall Plan (Input Requested by November 1) FDA Publishes List of Required Records Under FSVP The Third DGAC Meeting/Topics and Questions Under Review FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Chapter 14 – Recall Plan VI previously notified members about the publication of several chapters in a multi-chapter guidance […]