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Margarita Raycheva

Margarita “Maggie” Raycheva is a specialist news analyst working for IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel. She covers news related to FDA, food labeling and FSMA

She joined Food Chemical News as a freelancer in November 2016 and as a full-time staff member in February 2017. Margarita has 10 years of experience in journalism, including six years of covering education in the United States. She has contributed stories to the Washington Post and a number of statewide publications in Maryland, and produced award-winning pieces on teen jobs and the controversial use of seclusion rooms in schools in the United States.

Margarita holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, film and broadcasting from Cardiff University and a master’s degree in newspaper, print and online journalism from Syracuse University. 

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As shutdown continues, FSIS inspectors approach breaking point, advocates warn

As the shutdown continues, food safety advocates and experts are warning that USDA meat and poultry inspectors may not be able to do their job without pay for much longer.

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Food safety advocates call for end of shutdown

Food safety advocates called for an end to the partial government shutdown on Wednesday (Jan. 16), as they gathered on Capitol Hill to highlight ways in which the shutdown is impacting the work of federal agencies that oversee the safety of food in the United States.

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EDF pushes on with efforts to get FDA to remove perchlorate from food packaging

While FDA continues to operate in limited, shutdown mode, concerns continue about the agency’s work on petitions related to food additives.

US Food Policy Additives

School nutrition group seeks changes in USDA's Smart Snacks at School

Now that USDA has met their requests for loosening the rules on school nutrition requirements related to sodium, milk and whole grains, school nutrition professionals are seeking to alleviate the mandates of another Obama-era school food program.

US Food Policy Food Policy

Nebraska joins states looking to regulate labeling of cell- and plant-based meats

Following the lead of Missouri, more U.S. states are considering enacting statutes that regulate the labeling of plant- and cell- based meat products.

US Food Policy Labeling

New York City lawmaker proposes menu warnings for high-sugar foods

New York City is again taking the lead in menu labeling efforts and is considering a proposal to require restaurants to post warning labels on menus for high-sugar food items.

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