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Faegre Drinker’s 2021 Food & Agribusiness National Conference discussed the major issues and trends from across market segments and product categories as a results of changes or developments in US food legislation. This included the increasing number of lawsuites dealing with food labelling and market practices about ingredients, health claims, "clean" claims, and serving size/portion claims. It also covered the new developments in FDA's Food Defense Rule, the new climate ESG (Economic Social and Governance ) task force looking at carbon footprint claims, the Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA), and remote inspections.

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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is proposing additional record keeping requirements for a list of "high risk" foods under the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which is intended to make it easier to rapidly and effectively track the movement of a food to prevent or mitigate a foodborne illness outbreak. The Food Traceability List (FTL) identifies the foods which would be covered by the new rule. The additional recordkeeping requirements would apply not only to foods specifically listed on the FTL, but also to foods that contain foods on the list as ingredients.

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