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Musician Willie Nelson produces CBD coffee and tea while the US Food and Drug Administration holds hearings on whether to classify the hemp molecule as an ingredient in foods and drink and possibly a regulated drug. Read more

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Baristas are spiking coffee with cannabidiol oil, a hemp-based extract that is not intoxicating yet is alleged to have health benefits. It does not appear to be illegal but CBD is catching the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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The government of Uganda this fall took the unusual step of ordering the closure of 95 coffee processing factories in the Kayunga District – a response to concerns that rain-damaged coffee could result in export bans. Read more

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Deadlines for small food and beverage company compliance with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now. Read more

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Food and beverage manufacturers doing business in the US must now comply with more stringent important food safety regulations. Read more

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Two recent deaths from an overdose of caffeine prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April to issue a new guidance. FDA is now soliciting comments. Read more

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Customers and employees have a keen interest in green packaging and are looking for more from manufacturers. Read more

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A spring cleaning of the Food and Drug Administration’s foreign food facilities database eliminated more than a quarter of registered food suppliers, an unusually high number. Read more

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The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the United States congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011 and reflects a shift in the government’s effort toward food safety. Read more

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