Sponsors of the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act (H.R. 6134) expressed disappointment with technical assistance the FDA provided in response to their legislation, calling it “a completely insufficient response.” The bill requires FDA to regulate food containing cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp as a food additive.

The 2018 Farm Bill explicitly left FDA the

The FDA will seek external review of its Food Safety and Tobacco offices, Commissioner Robert Califf announced Tuesday. The announcement is most likely a reaction to scrutiny over the handling of certain tobacco and food matters – specifically its regulation of e-cigarettes and infant formula.

Califf did not cite specific concerns, but stated that “the

On July 6, FDA announced the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for Animals.” The guidance is intended to help animal food facilities comply with the hazard analysis and risk-based preventative controls under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs).

Animal food facilities currently must comply with

FDA’s efforts to ensure that infant formula – often the sole source of nutrition for infants – is safe have typically exceeded the Agency’s approach to traditional food products. For instance, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “Agency”) has a policy of annually inspecting formula manufacturers, while traditional food facilities are inspected once every

Households worldwide are consuming less meat. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports a steady decline in the consumption of beef products over the past 60 years. In the United States, sales of meat products at grocery stores dropped twelve percent in the past year. Industry is taking note, as evidenced by more readily