Title: US Regulation of Food Products: What to Expect in 2019
Authors: Raqiyyah Pippins, Dana Weekes, Pari R. Mody and Elizabeth Trentacost
Law firm: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) and the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) 2018 policy and regulatory activities have set the foundation for a robust 2019 policy agenda — once the partial shutdown of the US government ends. While we await the resolution of the shutdown — which has suspended all but the most urgent food regulatory tasks — and issuance of FDA’s strategic plan for 2019, there are key FDA, USDA and legislative developments that occurred towards the end of 2018 that should be on the radar of every company that manufactures, sells or markets conventional food or dietary supplement products in the United States.