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October 4, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

Remarks by Dr. Susan Mayne on "Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization" FDA Launches the FDA-TRACK: Food Safety Dashboard to Track FSMA Progress Secretary Perdue Statement on Signing of US-Japan Trade Agreement (Ethanol Mentioned) Remarks by Dr. Susan Mayne on "Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization" VI previously notified members of [...]
September 24, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Updates VI has been providing updates regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which requires companies to notify consumers of the presence of bioengineered ingredients in foods. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the final rule to implement the Standard in December 2018. (Additional details are available via [...]
September 24, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Launches 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 (IA) rule is one of the provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule requires each covered facility (both domestic [...]
September 23, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Public Meeting and Request for Comments (Input Requested by October 19, 2019) Addition of a New Method for the Analysis of Sulfites in Foods (Input Requested by September 30, 2019) A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Public Meeting and Request for Comments On September 17, 2019, FDA [...]
September 6, 2019

VI: Apple Cider Vinegar in the News

Apple Cider Vinegar in the News We thought you would enjoy this story about Orlando Bloom bonding with Katy Perry over apple cider vinegar. We also thought you would find of interest this story regarding apple cider vinegar from the perspectives of health, cooking and cleaning.
September 4, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

National Organic Standards Board Fall 2019 Meeting Materials Available (Input Requested by Close of Business on September 13, 2019) VI previously notified members that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall 2019 meeting would be held October 23-25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The NOSB will consider substances and ingredients on the National List of Allowed and [...]
August 30, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Announces Public Meeting to Consider Modernizing Food Standards of Identity (Input Requested by September 17, 2019) On August 28, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Constituent Update announcing a public meeting will be held on September 27, 2019 to give stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the modernization of food standards of [...]
August 16, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA’s Guidance to Convert Units of Measure for Certain Nutrients FDA Issues First Warning Letter under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program FDA’s Guidance to Convert Units of Measure for Certain Nutrients VI has been providing updates regarding the new nutrition labeling requirements published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  On August 15, 2019, the [...]
July 26, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

FDA Announces FY 2020 Fee Rates for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) VI has been providing updates regarding the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is a voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods into the U.S. from importers with a proven track record of security and food safety.  VQIP [...]
June 13, 2019

VI Regulatory Update

VI Regulatory Update FDA Public Hearing on Cannabis – Covington & Burling Memorandum FDA Announces New Certification Bodies under FSMA FDA Public Hearing on Cannabis – Covington & Burling Memorandum In May 2019, VI notified members of the FDA’s public meeting “to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, [...]