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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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Health groups call for soda taxes, advertising limits to curb consumption

Two of the nation’s most prominent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), are calling on local, federal and state officials to support soda taxes and other policies designed to rollback children’s soda consumption.

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FSIS cuts label review delays to 23 days

While Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is making headway in cutting down the time it takes to complete label evaluations, the agency is still experiencing delays. 

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Genetic testing could help regulators in crafting a regulatory path for CBD

As it begins to chart a path for CBD-infused foods and supplements, FDA should consider the possibility of using genetic testing to determine whether CBD was derived from hemp or from marijuana, said FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Safety and Response Frank Yiannas on Thursday (March 21).

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Supplement industry to release new guides for GFSI-like program for certifiers

While FDA is pushing on with plans to modernize its oversight of dietary supplements, industry is making headway with a major project that seeks to create a global framework for evaluating certification standards for supplements.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 process to kick off with committee meeting March 28-29

USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are inviting the public to attend the first meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DAC), which will kick off discussions of 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DAG).

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FDA sheds light on requested $38.4 million increase for FY 2020 food programs

From boosting its ability to handle outbreaks to funding state-led FSMA inspections and bumping resources for review of emerging food technologies, FDA has very specific ideas on how to spend $38.4 million in new funding for food programs requested in the agency’s proposed FY 2020 budget.

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