National Organic Program (NOP), regulations, labeling, salmonella reduction, prepared poultry, China, sodium allowances, FDA, whole grain labels, National Animal ID System (NAIS), food safety evaluation, soft drinks

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This update summarizes some of the significant changes and developments in food law over the first half of 2006. Not every change in food law is included; instead, this update provides a starting point for scholars, practitioners, food industry members, and policymakers determined to understand the shaping of food law in modern society. Tracing the development of food law through these updates, which appear in each issue of the Journal of Food Law & Policy, also provides historical context for the development of significant food law issues over time. New developments in state law, while certainly important and deserving in attention, are beyond the scope of this summary.