The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized its  “Guidance for Industry: Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the ‘Small Business’ Definition in Parts 117 and 507 (CGMP and Preventive Controls Regulations for Human and Animal Food).” The Guidance is intended to help facilities determine whether they qualify as a “small business”

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently under development in each federal agency. This memorandum summarizes the major actions that may be of particular interest to the food industry that are being planned by the U.S. Food and Drug

On June 18, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final guidance document on added sugars labeling for (1) honey, maple syrup, and other single-ingredient sugars and syrups; and (2) certain cranberry products. In this blog post, we summarize the FDA’s guidance on the added sugars declaration for each type of product. Notably, for

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reached a settlement with the two consumer groups that sued FDA in October 2018 to compel the agency to implement the traceability provisions in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The consent order, which was approved by the district court judge on June 11, 2019, establishes

Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance announcing that the agency intends to exercise enforcement discretion to allow the use of “potassium chloride salt” as an alternative common or usual name for “potassium chloride.” Potassium chloride is often used as a partial substitute for sodium chloride (i.e., salt) to facilitate sodium reduction

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued an updated memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies entitled, “Guidance on Compliance with the Congressional Review Act” (2019 Memo). The 2019 Memo, effective on May 11th, “reinforces the obligations of Federal agencies” under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to submit rules to Congress,

We are writing this memo to bring to your attention that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new final guidance titled: “Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances in Contact with Infant Formula and/or Human Milk” (FCN Guidance). The guidance contains recommendations regarding how the scientific information in food contact

On May 31, Hogan Lovells will offer an important training program on conducting a vulnerability assessment under the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration final rule (IA rule), which is part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This 1-day workshop will deliver the standardized “Conducting Vulnerability Assessments” training curriculum developed by

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued Draft Guidance for Industry entitled “Initiation of Voluntary Recalls Under 21 CFR Part 7, Subpart C” (the Draft Guidance). 1/ As FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Melinda K. Plaisier explained, part of FDA’s work is “keenly focused on guiding companies on steps needed to