Food And Drug Administration

FDA seeks comments on use of the term ‘natural’ on food labels

What is 'natural'? FDA finally weighs into the debate

FDA seeks comments on use of the term ‘natural’ on food labels

By Elaine Watson

Having studiously avoided this food labeling minefield for years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has surprised many in the trade by seeking comments on the definition of a word that has launched a thousand class action lawsuits (well almost):...

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

By Stephen DANIELLS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed media rumours that Dr Margaret Hamburg is stepping down from her role as Commissioner at the end of March, with Stephen Ostroff, MD, the FDA's chief scientist, serving as acting Commissioner.

Picture: FDA / Flickr

FDA unveils four revised FSMA rules

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to four rules as part of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA's current and proposed Nutrition Facts updates, protein content, declared protein, folate, folic acid, added sugar

Reaction to FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

By Maggie Hennessy

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS)...

Schisanda berries drying in China.  Photo courtesy of Chris Kilham.

China's proposed food safety overhaul lacks clarity and detail, NPA says

By Hank Schultz

China’s proposed changes in its food safety regulations, which also govern dietary supplements, are long on aspiration and short on specifics. That’s the opinion expressed by the Natural Products Association in comments the organization submitted to Chinese...

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