Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

By Food and Drug Administration, Acting Commissioner Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless MD  //  October 04, 2019 Over the past several weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been working tirelessly along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local partners to investigate the distressing incidents of…

FDA Dashboard Will Track Food Safety

New tool evaluates success of government’s safety efforts By NACS Online // October 03, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the FDA launched a dashboard, which the agency will use to post metrics relating to implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) law, reports Food Safety News. Written by Ned Sharpless, FDA acting commissioner of foods and…

Labor Department Lifts Overtime Pay Threshold

The final rule extends coverage to 1.3 million more U.S. workers By NACS Online  // September 25, 2019 WASHINGTON—On September 24th, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule, making 1.3 million additional American employees eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When the final rule takes effect on…

Feds to Ban Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigs

FDA plans to pull all flavored cartridges from the market to discourage youth vaping By NACS Online // September 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—On September 11th, the Trump Administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration will finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks aimed at clearing the marketplace of unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products, including…

New Cigarette Health Warnings Proposed by FDA

Packaging would feature images of the serious health risks of smoking under the agency’s plan By NACS Online // August 16, 2019 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday released a proposed rule seeking to include graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertisements. Public comments on the proposal open today and are due to the FDA…

FDA Issues Fact Sheet on Menu Labeling 

The agency reiterated its desire to work with foodservice establishments to help them comply with the rules By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a fact sheet to inform stakeholders about the agency’s continued efforts to implement menu labeling in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. The goal…