The US Department of Agriculture provided statements of principals on industrial hemp, in consultation with the DEA and the FDA, to inform the public how Federal law applies to activities associated with industrial hemp that is grown in accordance with the Agricultural Act of 2014.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia.
If you ask Bill Marler what’s evolved in the more than ten years since he’s been blogging he’ll tell you it’s not much.
The DEA is Getting Past Just Saying No: Scientific Research into Medical Uses of Marijuana is a Bridge Toward a Policy Shift
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s recent decision declining to reschedule cannabis is a step bridging the national discussion — a step toward a possible agreement on medical cannabis through scientific research.
As of July 1, 2016, products offered for retail sale in Vermont that are produced entirely or partially with genetic engineering must be labeled as such or face stiff financial penalties.
FDA Issues Additional FSMA Draft Guidance Documents for Animal Foods and the Classification of Activities for Farms and Facilities
FDA has issued two draft guidance documents to assist industry with the implementation of Preventive Controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practices under the Animal Food Rule and another draft guidance to assist businesses in determining whether the activities they perform are within the “farm” definition.
A new survey of 32 leading grocery chains about their in-store recall notification practices reveals policies so “woefully inadequate” that consumers may or may not hear about recalled food items, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should move quickly to adopt a standardized recall notification system as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
As the number of sick people in Hawaii’s Hepatitis A outbreak continues to increase, a seafood importer, a distributor and a sushi chain are facing a class action lawsuit — filed specifically on behalf of people who did not get sick.
The extension and clarification of compliance dates released Aug. 23 by FDA, combined with the draft guidance documents released Aug. 23-24, enable the fresh produce industry to better understand how to comply with the applicable rules.