Recent News A daily summary of legislative and regulatory updates.


Commission Staff Working Paper: Types and uses of nanomaterials, including safety aspects

October 3, 2012
The European Parliament in its resolution of 24 April 2009 on Regulatory Aspects of
Nanomaterials1 called on the Commission to compile an inventory of nanomaterial types and
uses. (Read more)

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee: Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials

October 3, 2012
This Communication constitutes the follow-up to the 2008 Commission Communication on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials. (Read more)

Enhancing Food Safety: EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances

October 1, 2012
Flavouring substances in food will become even safer and more transparent thanks to two pieces of legislation adopted today by the European Commission. Only those flavouring substances featuring on the approved lists will be permitted for use by the food industry.  (Read more)

Draft Guidance for Industry

April 24, 2012
This guidance is intended to recommend that you consult with the FDA regarding a significant change in manufacturing process for a food substance already in the market, irrespective of your conclusion about whether that change affects the safety or regulatory status of the food substance. (Read more)

South Africa has implemented new labeling regulations that apply to food manufacturers both nationally and internationally, effective March 1, 2012.

April 4, 2012
South Africa has implemented new labeling regulations that apply to food manufacturers both nationally and internationally, effective March 1, 2012. (Read more)

USP workshop addresses adulteration of foods, dietary supplements

October 20, 2011
Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, Including Food Ingredients that are Color Additives (Read more)

FDA risk assessment after Gulf oil spill may need updating

October 20, 2011
The BP oil spill of 2010 resulted in contamination of one of the most productive fisheries in the United States with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs, which can accumulate in seafood, are known carcinogens and developmental toxicants.  (Read more)

U.S. Marshals seize food products at Illinois warehouse

October 20, 2011
U.S. Marshals, acting at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seized various food products stored in a warehouse owned by Chetak Chicago LLC, in Streamwood, Ill., on Oct. 17, 2011. The products were seized under a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. (Read more)

Firm recalls frozen chicken and steak fajita products

October 20, 2011
Phil’s Fresh Foods Inc., Boulder, Colo., is recalling approximately 15,760 pounds of frozen chicken and steak fajita products due to misbranding. The chicken fajita packages may contain steak and the steak fajita packages may contain chicken, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS). (Read more)