Public Policy & Regulations

Public Policy & Regulations

By focusing on public policy, food laws, and regulations that have national and international implications for the food industry, research, and consumer food safety, IFT keeps science at the center of related decision making. You’ll learn the latest information on safety, defense, labeling and marketing, import/export requirements, and other food-related concerns.

FSMA Updates

FDA releases groundbreaking food safety rules for produce farms and imported food to modernize and strengthen food safety system

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Call for Comments

Use of the Term “Natural” in Food Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration is requesting information and comments on the use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products, including foods that are genetically engineered or contain ingredients produced through the use of genetic engineering. IFT is considering submitting comments, and welcomes information, suggestions, and comments for consideration. Please respond to Farida Mohamedshah by Wednesday, March 2nd.   The Fed. Reg. notice is available here.  


Food Laws & Regulations Group

IFT members have access to year-round opportunities to participate in discussions, share insights and learn from other colleagues through an online group devoted to this topic.

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