2009 Regulation of Foods (Part 2)

2009 Regulation of Foods (Part 2) - Regulations vs Laws...

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Regulations vs Laws Laws are general rules (“Acts”) introduced and passed by the legislative branch of government The executive branch (President) signs bills into law or vetoes them If signed into law, the executive branch is responsible for implementation of laws Judicial branch settles disagreements about the laws
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U.S. Food Regulatory Agencies Health & Human Services Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Regulates foods except meat and animal products U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Regulates meat poultry, and egg products Environmental Protection Agency Regulates certain aspects related to pesticides and food safety (with FDA and USDA)
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that address them Health & safety Economic fraud Fair Trade Act Nutrition information Access to dietary supplements Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act
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Food regulations Enacted 1938 FDA (executive branch) interprets FDA issues or amends regulations (rules) based on their interpretation These regulations must be published with 30-60 days prior notice in the “Federal Register” Federal Register : Daily publication of federal notices and new regulations
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All new rules, regardless of agency involved, are  compiled annually in the  Federal Code of Regulations (FCR) Affected industry can appeal to FDA or to the  courts (judiciary branch)
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Philosophical Basis of Regulation of Foods Only those food additives & processes specifically approved may be used If the rules are silent on a subject, it is considered to be prohibited
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