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FDA is proposing to extend the Compliance Dates For nutritional labels to 2020 and 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021. @

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to extend the compliance dates by approximately 1.5 years for the final rules providing updated nutrition information on the label of food, including dietary supplements; defining a single-serving container; requiring dual-column labeling…


Office of Inspector General: FDA – Needs to Inspect US Food Facilities More

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommends that FDA

(1) Improve how it handles attempted inspections to ensure better use of resources,
(2) take appropriate action against all facilities with significant inspection violations,
(3) Improve the timeliness of its actions so that facilities do not continue to operate under harmful conditions, and
(4) Conduct timely follow-up inspections to ensure that significant inspection violations are corrected.
FDA concurred with all four recommendations. @





Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ — structures

The researchers discovered that transcription factors operate not as single molecules as was previously thought, but as a spherical football-like cluster of around seven to ten molecules of roughly 30 nanometres in diameter. The discovery of these nano footballs will not only help researchers understand more about the basic ways in which genes operate @

Genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ — structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball — new research has revealed.