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FDA unveils 10-year FSMA implementation plan

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday launched a website portal it calls a ‘blueprint’ for the full implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The document lays out a plan for actions over the next decade.

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Bacteria in newborn's stool may indicate risk of obesity

By Nikki Hancocks

The bacteria found in a baby's first stool can predict its likelihood of becoming overweight by the age of three, according to a new prospective, population‐based study, suggesting a child's risk of obesity may to start during pregnancy.

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FDA to resume on-site domestic inspections

By Danielle Masterson

After pausing on-site surveillance inspections in March, the Food and Drug Administration plan to resume domestic inspections starting the week of July 20.

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CSPI calls on FDA to mandate accredited labs for all food testing

By Hank Schultz

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging federal authorities to require testing be done in accredited labs and not just to restrict that to the food importation process. It’s a laudable goal but one that might have unintended consequences,...

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Data thieves target thriving supplement industry

By Hank Schultz

Recent cyberattacks on a contract lab and a contract manufacturer lay bare the risk all data-based businesses run in a globalized world where threats can come from anywhere and can potentially be motivated by factors beyond mere financial gain.

NutraCast Podcast: Hemp pioneer Richard Rose on CBD, FDA

NutraCast Podcast: Hemp pioneer Richard Rose on CBD, FDA

By Danielle Masterson

On this episode of the NutraCast, we were joined by Richard Rose, who has worked with hemp for decades and is a self-described ‘Hemp OG.” He created the first “open-source” hemp brands Nobacco and Notpot. He has also created CannaSearch, which has opened...

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Designer corn shows 'promising' results in mouse model of IBD

By Danielle Masterson

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic intestinal inflammatory condition that has seen an uptick in recent years. There are over 3 million IBD sufferers in the United States alone, much of which can be attributed to the Western diet. Researchers...

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