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FDA on genetically engineered plants and animals for food

FDA on genetically engineered plants and animals for food

Based on sound science and a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking several important steps today regarding food from genetically engineered plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency is also issuing two…

Menu labeling compliance postponed until December 2016

Menu labeling compliance postponed until December 2016

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a draft guidance document that will help companies to comply with the menu labeling final rule, which requires that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or…

FDA takes important steps in modernizing the food safety system

FDA takes important steps in modernizing the food safety system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today took one of the most significant steps in decades to prevent foodborne illness by finalizing the first two of seven major rules under the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Today’s action is the first step in putting greater…

FDA Guidance Documents

FDA Guidance Documents

Guidance documents represent FDA’s current thinking on a topic. They do not create or confer any rights for or on any person and do not operate to bind FDA or the public. Manufacturers can use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes…