The Daily Intake

Legal and Regulatory updates for the food and supplement industry

In a tweet published on June 3, 2019 California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that its draft Proposition 65 regulation regarding listed carcinogens in coffee had been finalized and will become effective on October 1, 2019.  The regulation states that exposures to Proposition 65 carcinogens listed on or before March 15, 2019, which are produced by roasting or brewing coffee, do not pose a significant cancer risk.  OEHHA has yet to publish…
FDA published a draft guidance to help farmers and educators develop or select alternate curricula to meet the training requirements of the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As our readers may know, the Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce grown for human consumption. Part of the Produce Safety Rule requires that at least one supervisor or responsible…
Under current law, cannabidiol (CBD) cannot lawfully be added to a food or marketed as a dietary supplement, Acting FDA Commissioner, Ned Sharpless, MD, emphasized during remarks he made at a public hearing on products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. FDA held the meeting on May 31, 2019, to obtain scientific data and information about the safety of FDA-regulated products containing these compounds. As previously reported in this blog, the 2018 Farm Bill removed…
  Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. People can become infected with Cyclospora by consuming contaminated food or water. Past cyclosporiasis outbreaks in the U.S. have been mainly linked to consuming imported fresh produce like cilantro. C. cayetanensis, however, may be an emerging pathogen with an increasing incidence of occurrence and infection. FDA’s investigation of multiple large foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in 2018 (reported on here) found C. cayetanensis in various domestic…