FDA Issues New Q & A on Veterinary Feed Directive

April 18, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration issued a revised question-and-answer guidance document on the agency’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD).  The VFD, which went into effect in 2015, governs the use of animal drugs in or on …

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USDA Seeking Comments on Grading Fees

April 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to regulations covering voluntary grading and certification for meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products and rabbit …

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FDA Commissioner Resigns Unexpectedly

March 7, 2019

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced he will step down to spend more time with his family.  Although the move was unexpected, administration officials were quoted praising Gottlieb, and some press speculated he …

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New WOTUS Rule Clarifies the Scope of Federal Jurisdiction

December 13, 2018

The U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent the long-awaited proposed rule defining what are  Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, to the Federal Register …

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USDA, FDA Agree on Lab-Grown Meat Oversight

November 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration reached agreement on how lab-grown meat and similar products should be regulated, the agencies announced. In a joint statement, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue …

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