5@5: 2 more FSMA rules finalized | EU chimes in: Glyphosate not likely carcinogenic

[email protected]: 2 more FSMA rules finalized | EU chimes in: Glyphosate not likely carcinogenic

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

FDA finalizes FSMA produce rules, import rules

The next three major rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act that have now been finalized take aim at preventing foodborne illness by establishing safety standards for produce farms; requiring importers to verify that imported food meets U.S. safety standards; and accrediting third-party organizations to audit foreign food facilities. Read more at Food Safety News...


European scientists say weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer

Eight months after part of the World Health Organization said the weedkiller was "probably carcinogenic to humans," the European Food Safety Authority says it's likely not. The agency also proposed a limit for the daily amount of glyphosate residue that could safely be consumerd. Read more at Reuters...

Girl Scouts' science-based GMO stance worth cookies' dollar price increase

There's such a thing as the "Remove GMOs from Girl Scout Cookies" group, and it's pressuring the organization to drop ingredients sourced from genetically modified plants. But the Girl Scouts stand firm, saying: "It is important to note that there is worldwide scientific support for the safety of currently commercialized ingredients derived from genetically modified agricultural crops.” Read more at Forbes...


The American consumer in 2020—what food and beverage companies need to known

Consumers plan to spend more money on groceries and less money eating out, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. Read more at Food Dive...


FDA goes after misleading ads

In the Phillipines, regulators want to make sure consumers don't consider supplements as alternatives to medicine, requiring herbal and food supplements to carry a warning that says "__ is not a substitute for medicine and should not be used as such." Read more at The Sun Star...


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