Food Law


Reference Topics

GRAS Affirmation Process
Interaction Between a Statute and a Regulation
This page illustrates the interaction between a Congressional statute and an agency regulation.
Current Good Manufacturing Practice (proposed regulatory revisions)
FDA proposed a regulation in early 2103 to replace the past Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulation (21 CFR Part 110). The new regulation is proposed to be 21 CFR Part 117, subpart B. These revised GMPs will continue to support HACCP for juice and seafood as well as support the new Food Safety Plan required for other food processors.
Food Safety Plan (revised proposed regulation)
Revised proposed regulation for Food Safety plans; to be codified as 21 CFR parts 117.126 to 117.190; published as a proposed regulation in September 2014.
Food Defense Plan (proposed regulation)
Congress requires that a Food Safety Plan address the risk of an intentional attack on a food business. FDA proposed a regulation in December 2013 detailing what should be considered in developing a Food Defense component for a Food Safety Plan.
Standards for Produce Safety (proposed regulation)
Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (proposed regulation)
Also see Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 24, Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Part II, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, 21 CFR Part 1, Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food; Proposed Rule at
cGMPs & HACCP for Animal Food/Feed (proposed regulations)
USDA Meat Inspection
USDA Poultry Inspection
USDA Egg Product Inspection
Food Allergens


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