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FDA Maintains Caution on CBD Products

Recent activity by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken some wind out of the sails of the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry. In a Consumer Update released in late November, the FDA reminded constituents that CBD is not approved for use in food or dietary supplements for humans or animals. Citing a paucity of

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Microbial Hazards of Seed for Sprouting

Due to concern over, “the continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw and lightly-cooked sprouts,” the FDA recently released a Draft Guidance entitled, “Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting Guidance for Industry.” After reviewing 50 outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with sprouts between 1996-2018, resulting

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FDA Provides Guidance on “Small Business” Designation

Stakeholders familiar with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may have noted the Agency’s efforts to minimize the financial and time-consumption burdens placed on smaller regulated establishments who may not possess the vast resources of larger firms. Companies designated as “Small Businesses” are granted more time to reach compliance with

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Summertime Weather Turns Consumers’ Thoughts to Sunscreen

As the weather warms and the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, thoughts turn to outdoor activities and enjoying the pleasant weather. What follows is the inevitable need for sunscreen/sunblock products to help keep consumers and their families safe. This requires sunscreen product manufacturers to perform due diligence to assure the products they place

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