News and features pertaining to FDA and USDA.

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F.D.A. issues draft guidance on GRAS panels

11/17/2017 - The guidance covers conflicts of interest and finding panel members with appropriate and balanced expertise.

Clarity on safe shipping rules

11/16/2017 - F.D.A. affirms responsibilities of shippers, carriers after trade groups seek guidance.

Bioengineering of wheat still faces significant challenges

11/15/2017 - Regulatory costs, intellectual property concerns remain barriers.

Fiber decision draws near for inulin, resistant starch

11/14/2017 - The F.D.A. is reviewing petitions and soon will decide which isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates meet a fiber definition.

APHIS to take 'fresh look' at revising G.M.O. regulations

11/9/2017 - The U.S.D.A. withdraws a proposed rule on importation, interstate movement and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms.