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FaB is pleased to partner with Michael Best to provide monthly updates on the regulations that may impact your business. These monthly updates will attempt to provide you with advance notice of regulations to implement applicable changes prior to the regulation compliance deadline.

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FDA Releases Guidance on the Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, Other Single-Ingredient Sugars, and Certain Cranberry Products, FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Reducing Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting, FDA Supports Industry Collaboration to Reduce Confusion over Date Labels, FDA Blog Discusses Agency Approach to CBD Products, FDA Releases Guidance for Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the "Small Business” Definition in the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Rules, FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Evaluating Alternate Curricula for Food Safety Training under the Produce Safety Rule, Other Developments of Interest

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Initiating Voluntary Recalls,FDA Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion Relating to Declaration of "Potassium Chloride Salt” as an Alternative to "Potassium Chloride” on Ingredient Statement, FDA Clarifies its Enforcement Policy Against CBD Companies, Inspections under FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Will Begin in March 2020FDA Extends VQIP Application Deadline, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns & Cautions Food Industry Against Resisting Sodium Target,  USDA and FDA Announce Formal Agreement for Regulating Cell-Cultured Meat Products, FDA Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion under the Produce Safety Rule for Wine Grapes, Hops, Pulse Crops, and Almonds, FDA Issues Updated Draft Guidance on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Foods against Intentional Adulteration, Other Developments of Interest
Impact of the Federal Government Shutdown on Food Companies, FDA Issues Final Guidance on Public Warnings and Notification of Food Recalls, Produce Safety Rule Inspections Begin Soon, Other Developments of Interest

USDA Releases National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard for Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods, FDA Issues Two Guidance Documents for Nutrition Fact Labeling, FDA Considers Recognizing Sesame as Allergen, FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Consuming Oils with High Levels of Oleic Acid to Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk, USDA-FSIS Announces Uniform Compliance Dates for Food Labeling Regulations, Mandatory Recall Guidance Issued, FDA Issue Two Guidance Documents on FSMA Requirements for Produce Growers and Processors, Training Available to Meet Requirements of Intentional Adulteration Rule, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Seeks Input on Use of Dairy Names on Plant-Based Foods, FSIS Establishes Criteria for Poultry Line Speed Waiver, FDA to Share Retailer Information during Human and Animal Food Recalls, FDA Releases FY 2016 Pesticide Monitoring Program Results, Food Safety Modernization Act Updates, Other Developments of Interest
USDA and FDA to Hold Joint Meeting on Animal Cell Culture Technology, FDA’s New Export Certificate Program, USDA Codex Program Meeting, FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbes, FDA Issues Warning About Food Prepared with Liquid Nitrogen, FDA Supports Exempting Coffee from Prop 65 Warnings, FDA Accepting Comments Associated with Voluntary Labeling Guidance on GMO Plants, Food Safety Modernization Act Updates, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Front-of-Pack Labeling, FDA Announces FY 2019 Facility Reinspection and Recall Fees, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Issues Guidance Identifying Eight Ingredients as Dietary Fiber, FSIS Seeks Comment on "Product of USA” Labeling, FDA to Host Public Meeting on Nutrition Innovation Strategy, FDA to host meeting on Animal Cell Culture Technology, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Extends Deadline for Compliance with Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Phase, USDA Issues Guidance on Livestock Slaughter and Processing Exemptions, FDA Issues Small Entity Compliance Guidance on Registration of Food Facilities, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest
USDA Proposes National Bioengineered Labeling Standard, FDA Issues Supplemental Guidance on Menu Labeling, FDA Finalizes Extension of Nutrition Facts and Serving Size Final Rule Compliance Date, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest
FDA Announces Major Nutritional Labeling Initiative: Declaring Added Sugar in Certain Products, Small Entity Compliance Guide to Nutritional Labeling and Guidance Document for Nutritional Labeling, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest

February 2018 Regulatory Update 
FDA Draft Guidance on Notification of Recalls, FDA/USDA 2017 Food Code Guidance to Reduce Foodborne Illness, The FDA Issues FIVE Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guidances on a Single Day, Other Developments of Interest

FDA Terminates Food Advisory Committee, USDA Egg Product Inspection Proposal, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Contaminants in Food Public Meeting, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest

GRAS (Generally Accepted As Safe) Panel Best Practices, Allergen Labeling and Exemptions, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Other Developments of Interest

September & October 2017 Regulatory Update 
Proposed Extended Compliance Date for Nutritional, Supplement and Serving Size Labeling, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Developments of Interest
Senate Appropriations for the FDA, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates, Developments of Interest
Nutrition Facts and Menu Labeling compliance date, FSMA updates for water requirements for produce, 3rd Party Certification, Engaging Stakeholders, New Developments 
FDA Voice Blog on food safety and adding SCORE (Strategic Coordinated Oversight of Recall Execution) to the recall table, FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Compliance Dates, New Developments
Confirmation of New FDA Commissioner and New US Secretary of Agriculture, Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, New Developments 
March 2017 Regulatory Update
New Head of FDA, FDA Recalls, Warnings and Litigation, New Developments 
FDA Labeling Guidance for Nutrition and Supplements, New Developments
Overview of WH Directives, FDA Labeling Interim Rule, Proposed Guidances and GMO Update, New Developments
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