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FDA Explores Use of Term "Natural" on Human Food Labeling
Edgar J. Asebey,Jonathan Berman,Colleen Heisey,Katherine M. Llewellyn,Cristiana Spontoni, November 27, 2015
FDA is requesting public comments on (i) whether it is appropriate to define the term "natural" and, if so (ii) how the agency should define "natural," and (iii) whether it should determine appropriate use of the term on food labels. FDA considers a human food to be...
FDA Publishes Three Major FSMA Final Rules
Edgar J. Asebey,Jonathan Berman,Colleen Heisey, November 27, 2015
On November 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published the three major rules affecting the food industry that it will adopt in 2015. These include final rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs ("FSVP"), Accredited Third-Party Certification, and...
U.S. Reaches One of the Largest Trade Agreements in History: the TPP
Edgar J. Asebey,Jonathan Berman,Colleen Heisey,Katherine M. Llewellyn,Cristiana Spontoni, October 28, 2015
On October 6, 2015, after five years of negotiations, the U.S. closed the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") deal with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak, "[T]he agreement...