Tag Archives: EPA

Food Policy Summary

In the last week there have been a number of interesting developments in food policy.  Each is in early development, but worthy of a brief note. President Trump, in a meeting regarding Chinese tariffs with Republican lawmakers from agricultural states, indicated a willingness to reconsider participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), perhaps as a means … Continue Reading

FDA Study Shows Low Pesticide Levels in Food

Ninety-eight percent of domestic and 90% of imported foods tested in FY 2015 were compliant with federal pesticide residue limits, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued on November 6, 2017. The testing was done as part of FDA’s ongoing pesticide residue monitoring program, which began in 1987. By way of … Continue Reading

Update: Industry Urges USDA to Start Over on Proposed Rule to Revamp APHIS Biotech Regs

For decades, the U.S. government has regulated genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under a regulatory framework called the “Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology” (Coordinated Framework).  The Coordinated Framework explains the different roles played by the three major agencies involved in the regulation of GMOs: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates GMOs under the … Continue Reading

USDA Publishes Proposed Rule to Revamp Its Biotechnology Regulations

For decades, the United States government has regulated genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under a regulatory framework called the “Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology” (Coordinated Framework).  The Coordinated Framework explains the different roles played by the three major agencies involved in the regulation of GMOs: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates GMOs under … Continue Reading

Waste Not, Want Not: Reprise

Federal government announces goal to reduce food waste.  Food waste is a major issue in the United States, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimating that Americans waste 133 billion pounds of food each year, or 31% of the overall food supply.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 21% of all the waste in … Continue Reading

White House Watch: GMOs

White House announces planned revision of federal GMO regulatory standards. For decades, the United States government has regulated genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under a regulatory framework called the “Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology” (Coordinated Framework).  The Coordinated Framework explains the different roles played by the three major agencies involved in the regulation of … Continue Reading

Share and Share Alike

FDA and EPA to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. FDA and EPA share regulatory authority over substances that are used in food (including animal food and feed), animal drugs, and cosmetics.  For example, the manufacturer of an antimicrobial food wash must demonstrate to FDA that the use of this substance is safe and … Continue Reading
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