Tag Archives: Policy

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

New DOJ Policy Says Government Lawyers Cannot Base Enforcement Actions on Guidance Documents

As our readership is well aware, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) frequently issues guidance documents for all areas under its regulatory purview, including foods. These guidance documents seek to clarify and supplement existing regulations. On November 16, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ostensibly expressed a distaste for binding private parties to provisions in … Continue Reading

Gottlieb Announces Plans to Strengthen Recall Process and FDA Publishes Draft Guidance to Clarify Its Approach to Product Recalls

As previously covered on this blog, a recent report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded that FDA’s current recall process can be too slow and puts consumers at risk.  Yesterday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced plans to strengthen the recall process for food, drugs, medical devices and … Continue Reading

FDA to Begin Process of Modernizing Certain Standards of Identity

On January 11, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its Strategic Policy Roadmap for 2018. As part of its Strategic Policy Roadmap, FDA has signaled its intent to modernize certain standards of identity to address current barriers to the development of healthier products while making sure consumers have accurate information about the foods … Continue Reading
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