Nutrition News

Nigeria: ‘Improving Food Safety, Standards Will Ensure Optimal Well Being’ – AllAfrica.com

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

By Adaku Onyenucheya Several studies have shown that access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. According the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest Fact Sheet on Food Safety (October 2017), unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. An estimated 600 million – almost one in 10…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

EAS Consulting Group Publishes White Paper – The Role of Regulatory Affairs in Product Development – Markets Insider

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – EAS Consulting Group, LLC is very pleased to announce the publication of a White Paper titled “The Role of Regulatory Affairs in Product Development”  written by EAS Independent Consultants Neil Smith and Sandra Brand, both internationally recognized as specialists in product development in both the US and international marketplace. Regulatory Affairs touches each and every product within a company and ensuring…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

From Phở to Fajitas, School Lunches Feed a Diverse Nation – Civil Eats

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

School lunch has changed since the days of mystery meat, swampy broccoli, and canned fruit—but not much. Thanks to a set of rules that went into effect in 2014, most schools now serve a little more fresh fruit and vegetables, more whole grains, and less sodium overall. But that doesn’t mean school food isn’t still often flavorless and generic at best. And lunch ladies still hand meals to students…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

The FDA was wrong about soy: Here’s what you need to know – LA … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration just released a statement admitting that, well… They were wrong. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the release. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary,” she explained, revealing that they have never taken back a claim like this before. The previous claim held that…

The US Regulatory Environment for Probiotics in Food | RAPS – Regulatory Focus

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Posted 31 October 2017 By Andrea Wong, PhD This article discusses the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) revised draft guidance, Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues, and its potential impact on the regulatory status of probiotic ingredients. It outlines the opportunities for probiotics as medical foods, as well as the potential regulatory challenges associated with this category. The author encourages probiotics manufacturing…

FDA moves to revoke soy health claim – KITV Honolulu

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(CNN) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called into question Monday the authorized health claim that soy protein reduces heart disease risk. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim for soy protein and heart disease,” said a statement from Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary to propose a rule to revoke a health…

The US Regulatory Environment for Probiotics in Food – Regulatory Focus

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Posted 31 October 2017 By Andrea Wong, PhD This article discusses the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) revised draft guidance, Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues, and its potential impact on the regulatory status of probiotic ingredients. It outlines the opportunities for probiotics as medical foods, as well as the potential regulatory challenges associated with this category. The author encourages probiotics manufacturing…

Spook-tacular Healthy Halloween Ideas: USDA Evidence-Based Ideas for a Healthy and Safe Halloween – USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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FDA warnings sent to seafood processors, importer, restaurant – Food Safety News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Three seafood processors, one seafood importer, and a seafood restaurant in California, Texas and New York, are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in June and October, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct violations can result in…

Food safety issues front and center for NAMA – Baking Business

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Food safety issues front and center for NAMA Oct. 31, 2017 – by Josh Sosland DANA POINT, CALIF. — A broad agenda encompassing issues ranging from food safety and transportation to product promotion and food aid were on the agenda Oct. 27 during the North American Millers’ Association board of directors meeting. Reflecting the widening range of issues requiring serious attention from millers, NAMA approved a proposal to update its…

Prairie Fare celebrates 20 years – AG Week

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“And what if the papers run it and no one reads it?” I thought to myself. I had a toddler son who didn’t always sleep all night, I was fairly new to my career, and I was adjusting to the recent loss of my mother. I wasn’t sure about adding something to my plate. However, I think the editors had detected something in me. I wanted to be a writer…

FDA may strip soy protein of its ‘heart-healthy’ claim – Food Dive

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it may end permission for manufacturers to make heart-healthy label claims on soy protein products. “While some evidence continues to suggest a relationship between soy protein and a reduced risk of heart disease — including evidence reviewed by the FDA when the claim was authorized — the totality of currently available scientific evidence calls into question the certainty of this relationship,” Susan Mayne,…

FDA moves to revoke soy health claim – WNEM Saginaw

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

By Debra Goldschmidt and Jacqueline Howard CNN  (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration called into question Monday the authorized health claim that soy protein reduces heart disease risk. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim for soy protein and heart disease,” said a statement from Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “For the first time, we have considered…