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Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

By Hank Schultz

Former officials of a peanut company have been indicted in criminal court on charges of food violations, mail fraud and conspiracy.  The indictments are not a surprise, said a prominent lawyer, but should serve to put the food and dietary supplement industries...

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

NDIs, GMPs, FSMA: The regulation scene in 2013

By Hank Schultz

GMPs, NDIs and FSMA will top the list of most-frequently mentioned acronyms in the regulatory sphere for dietary supplements and functional food ingredient companies in the coming year, industry experts agree.

FDA files motion to dismiss suit, defends FSMA implementation record

FDA files motion to dismiss suit, defends FSMA implementation record

By Hank Schultz

FDA has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to prod the agency into faster implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  But regardless of whether full implementation is accelerated, FSMA has already significantly altered the...

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FDA broadens irradiation use

By Joe Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of irradiation to a maximum 4.5 kilogray (kGy) dose for a variety of meat products.

Foreign facilities falling behind on FSMA, consultant says

Foreign facilities falling behind on FSMA, consultant says

By Hank Schultz

A large number of foreign food facilities likely will not be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act re-registration guidelines when the deadline passes at the end of the year, a consultant has said.

Durbin seeks meeting with FDA following 5-Hour adverse events news

Durbin seeks meeting with FDA following 5-Hour adverse events news

By Hank Schultz

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) read a statement on the Senate floor late Thursday calling for FDA action on the safety of energy drinks in apparent reaction to the news that 92 adverse event reports have been received by FDA in the past four years citing 5-Hour...

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