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Joan Murphy

Washington, D.C.

Joan Murphy is the senior editor in charge of IEG Policy’s US Food Policy channel, where she provides comprehensive reporting on US food regulatory issues.

For more than two decades, she has written for Food Chemical News, covering legislation on Capitol Hill that impacts the food industry and food safety and labeling regulations as they develop in government agencies.

Before joining Informa, she served as a reporter for a public health association newspaper where she wrote on a wide variety of health issues. Before that, she reported on environmental policy issues for Washington, D.C.-based newsletters.

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CSPI targets Perdue Farms for poor grades in chicken parts plants

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted for the first time the names of plants that are not meeting the Salmonella performance standards for chicken parts, prompting a consumer group to single out Perdue Farms for missing the mark in three quarters of its establishments.

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Gottlieb signals FDA to step up enforcement of supplement bad actors

A crackdown on the illegal marketing of dietary supplements may be coming soon after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hinted FDA is reevaluating resources and enforcement priorities, as it sent two warning letters about supplements illegally marketed with tianeptine.

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HOLIDAY NOTICE: Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff of IEG Policy wishes our readers a happy Thanksgiving. 

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Industry asks FDA to revoke 26 phthalates no longer used in food packaging

FDA should remove 26 ortho-phthalates that are no longer used for food contact applications, says a petition filed by the Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA), an industry group.

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USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

The USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, claiming no new legislation is needed to make this alliance work.

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US agencies to jointly oversee rules on cell cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb say no new legislation is needed to make it work.

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