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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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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).

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

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.

US Food Policy Budget and Financing

With Gottlieb leaving, Congress may need to chart path forward for CBD edibles

While Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s sudden departure from FDA is not helping industry with questions about the future of CBD-infused foods and supplements, at least one lawmaker says the solution may lie in a legislative fix if FDA doesn’t react quickly enough.

US Food Policy Additives

Groups react to FDA’s move to extend FSMA water compliance in final rule

FDA on Friday (March 15) issued a final rule extending compliance dates for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) agricultural water standards. But while the industry is pleased FDA is taking more time to tweak the rule, a consumer advocate says FDA should have issued an interim rule in light of the recent romaine outbreaks.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Top Democrats denounce Trump's budget over cuts in nutrition and ag programs

Two congressional leaders on Thursday (March 14) criticized President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal for seeking cuts in agriculture programs and threatening to undo progress made in the recently enacted 2018 Farm Bill.

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