FDA Provides Temporary Flexibility Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 FDA

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and food manufacturers may have food not labeled for retail sale that they wish to sell at retail. For example, restaurants may have purchased ingredients that they can no longer use to prepare restaurant food and instead wish to sell to their customers.

FDA Reopens Comment Period on Use of Ultrafiltered Milk in Certain Cheeses

March 26, 2020 FDA

The FDA is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule to permit the use of ultrafiltered milk in certain cheeses and related cheese products to provide stakeholders an additional 120 days to submit comments.

Guan’s Mushroom Co. Recalls Enoki Because of Possible Health Risk

March 24, 2020 FDA

Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05 ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

FDA Focuses on Safety of Regulated Products While Scaling Back Domestic Inspections

March 20, 2020 FDA

“In keeping with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and cross-government guidance, this week we directed all eligible FDA employees to begin teleworking. While this does not apply to those carrying out non-portable activities, such as certain lab activities or the monitoring of imported products, we will continue to adjust our approach to a number of activities, including facility inspections for all FDA-regulated products such as food, animal feed, drugs, biological products, devices and tobacco.”

Now Introducing: FDA’s New Nutrition Facts Label

March 18, 2020 FDA

The Nutrition Facts label has a fresh new look! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and drinks.