The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing notice that the stay of the effective date for the final rule amending the color additive regulations to allow for the safe use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in ground beef analogue products is now lifted. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, 2019, with an effective date of Sept. 4, 2019. The agency received multiple comments before the deadline of Sept. 3, 2019, including one submission containing objections to the final rule and request for a hearing. Under the law, the effective date of the final rule was stayed until the FDA took final action on the objections.
The FDA reviewed the objections by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a public advocacy organization, and concluded that they did not raise genuine and substantial issues of fact and did not provide any substantive evidence that would justify a hearing or otherwise provide a basis for revoking the amendment to the regulations. Therefore, the request for the hearing was denied and the final rule adding the regulation is now effective.
Barry Callebaut has announced that Massimo Garavaglia, president EMEA, will leave the company effective April 30, for another career opportunity.
Comax Flavors Chairman and Founder Dr. Peter J. Calabretta passed away on Jan. 19, 2020, at the age of 85.
PepsiCo has announced plans to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. direct operations this year. The United States is the food and beverage company’s largest market and accounts for nearly half of its total global electricity consumption.
As a part of a planned organizational change, Aryzta has appointed Tyson Yu as CEO of Aryzta North America effective February 1, and as a member of the group executive committee, reporting to Kevin Toland, group CEO.
KIND Healthy Snacks has adopted nutrition research led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), which found that whole nuts, such as almonds and cashews, contribute 19% and 16% fewer calories, respectively, than previously thought.