The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting to discuss the agency’s “effort to modernize food standards of identity (SOI) and provide information about changes we could make to existing SOI, particularly changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods (i.e., horizontal changes), to provide flexibility for the development of healthier foods.” The meeting will be held September 27, 2019, and comments on the subject will be accepted until November 12.

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