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FDA Guidance Sparks Major Concerns, Exacerbates Fears for 32 Million Americans Amid Pandemic

FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) -  May 27, 2020

FARE calls on FDA urging prioritization of food allergies, requests collaboration across food allergy community, industry and FDA on strategy moving forward.   Read full article

 

The FDA Has Relaxed Labeling Requirements Under Covid-19.  What it Means for the Food Allergy Community.

By Dave Bloom  -  May 24, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dropped a bombshell on Friday, announcing new guidance relaxing food labeling requirements. Because they chose to do this at the start of the Memorial Day weekend with no prior warning or opportunity for public comment, we presume the administration had no desire to hear from parties who may be affected or harmed by the relaxation of regulations.   Read full article

 

FDA grants temporary labeling flexibility for non-allergen minor ingredients

Elaine Watson  -  May 22, 2020

With many food manufacturers experiencing difficulties in sourcing some ingredients during the pandemic, the FDA is allowing temporary flexibility in food labeling requirements enabling them to make minor formulation changes without updating labels, provided they are not introducing allergens or foods known to cause sensitivities.  Read full article

 

FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA.gov  -  May 22, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a guidance document to provide additional temporary flexibility in food labeling requirements to manufacturers and vending machine operators. The goal is to provide regulatory flexibility, where appropriate, to help minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions on product availability associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Read full press release