Tag Archives: USDA

USDA Legal Opinion Seeks To Clarify Interstate Transport of Hemp

On May 28, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) Office of the General Counsel issued a Legal Opinion, which attempts to address open questions relating to interstate transport of hemp. While the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp production, the current state of the law as to whether it is legal to transport hemp … Continue Reading

USDA and FDA Announce Proposed Bioengineered Disclosure Rules and Labeling Rule Compliance Date Changes

Both the USDA and the FDA recently released updates to food labeling regulations that will significantly affect food manufacturers. On Friday, May 4, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA proposed a rule regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard providing labeling requirements for disclosing whether a food product has been bioengineered. The proposed … Continue Reading

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Seeks Public Comment on program titled, “Innovations for Healthy Kids Challenge”

In conjunction with the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign  and related federal regulatory efforts focused on nutrition and marketing to children, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is instituting a new program, titled “Innovations for Healthy Kids Challenge,” intended to “motivate the creation of innovative, fun, and engaging applications or games that encourage … Continue Reading
LexBlog