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Legislative and Regulatory

In this section, you'll learn about the latest legal and regulatory updates around food production and distribution.

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  1. Regulatory Update: Farm Bill Update
  2. Regulatory Update: Food Ingredient Bans
  3. How to Survive a Third-Party Audit
  4. Understanding Plant-Based and Gluten-Free Certifications
  5. FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule: What You Need to Know
  7. FDA Proposes New Definition For Healthy Food Labeling
  8. FDA Issues Final Rule on Food Traceability
  9. How to Stop NDAs From Harming Employees
  10. New Proposed Organic Standards for Livestock and Poultry
  11. Using Third Party Certifications and Logos On Food Labels
  12. Advanced Topics in Food Allergen and Gluten-Free Labeling
  13. Remote and Virtual Audits and Inspections for FDA Compliance: Here to Stay?
  14. What do you need to know about the Bioengineered Food (BE) Disclosure Standard?
  15. Labeling Food Products as Natural and Healthy - Could Legislative Solutions Offer a Way Forward? 
  16. FDA Action to Modernize the Standards of Identity
  17. The Food Traceability Rule: Priorities for Specialty Food Manufacturers
  18. Farm Bill 2022: What Specialty Food Makers Need to Know
  19.  FDA's Draft Guidance for Evaluating Food Allergens other than Major Allergens
  20. Selling CBD Products: NDI Denials for Food and Beverage
  21. Are you Recall Ready? Planning and Managing Risks
  22. Influencer Marketing Compliance – Dos and Don’ts of Marketing your Specialty Food Products on Social Media
  23. Legal and Practical Considerations for Making Your Website Accessible
  24. Proposition 65 Risk and Liability
  25. Not So Vanilla – Ways to Protect Your Brand Against the Vanilla Flavor Litigation Trend
  26. California’s Prop. 65 and Fruits and Vegetables – All About the Recent Claims of Lead and Other Metals
  27. California’s Prop 65 and Toasted, Roasted and Crunchy Foods – All About Acrylamide
  28. Compliant Consumer and Expert Marketing on your Website and Social Media
  29. The Future Is Served – Understanding the Issues and Risks Involved When Using 3-D Printing in Food Manufacturing
  30. The Big Idea: CBD in Food and Beverage
  31. Getting Back to Business: Building Your Plan for Getting Open and Staying Open in Food Retail, Office, and Manufacturing Environments with Jeni Lamb Rogers, JD and MS
  32. FDA Enforcement Update and The New Era for Smarter Food Safety
  33. Regulatory and Criminal Risk: Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Litigation
  34. Managing Risk: Minimize, Monitor, and Control
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