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Cannabis-Derived Ingredients In FDA-Regulated Products: More Questions Than Answers At FDA's May 2019 Public Hearing
As most folks with any interest in the burgeoning cannabidiol (CBD) industry likely know, on May 31, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing "to obtain scientific data
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17 Jun 2019
Cosmetics Reform Activity Begins In The 115th Congress
As we have discussed in previous posts, Congress may be moving towards finally enacting some long-awaited cosmetics reform legislation this year.
United States
6 Feb 2017
"Extra Sweet Pink Flesh Pineapple" – Oh My!
So the recent news that FDA cleared a new genetically engineered variety of pineapple for sale in the U.S. certainly caught my eye.
United States
9 Jan 2017
FTC Issues Long-Awaited Enforcement Policy On OTC Homeopathic Drugs
We reported a few weeks ago about a new warning from FDA related to the safety of certain teething-related, non-prescription homeopathic drug products.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Counterfeit Products Are Often Unsafe Products – More Reasons To Aggressively Police Infringement Of Your Trademarks And Trade Dress
Our colleagues in Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, recently authored an expert analysis piece in Law360 that examined the use of the U.S. ITC to combat a rising tide of counterfeits...
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3 Nov 2016
Coming Soon To A Lawbook Near You – New Cosmetic Requirements
Witnesses against the proposed legislation described chemical toxicity testing procedures already place, such as the Human Repeat Insult Patch Test.
United States
24 Oct 2016
Homeopathic Products Under Renewed Scrutiny Following FDA's Consumer Warnings
Last week, following up on a more general warning issued on September 30, FDA alerted the public that it had received at least 10 reports of baby deaths associated with the use of homeopathic teething products.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Administration's Biotechnology Working Group Updates Coordinated Framework & Unveils National Strategy
After launching with an ambitious agenda fourteen months ago, last Friday the Obama Administration announced that its Biotechnology Working Group had completed its two main tasks.
United States
26 Sep 2016
E-Cigarette Makers Contending With New CPSC And FDA Regulations
Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government...
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4 Aug 2016
Eighth Circuit Issues Decision Significant For All Executives Of FDA-Regulated Businesses
In 2010, approximately 56,000 Americans fell ill with salmonellosis after consuming contaminated eggs.
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15 Jul 2016
A Decade Later, Rules For The Sanitary Transportation Of Food Finally Finalized By FDA
Last week, FDA finalized new food safety regulations seeking to ensure the sanitary transport of human and animal food, as required under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
United States
18 Apr 2016
Fraudulent Dietary Supplements Highlighted In The 2016 National Consumer Protection Week
In case you hadn't heard about it or didn't get involved in any of the events hosted by various campaign members, the week of March 6-12 was National Consumer Protection Week.
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29 Mar 2016
New GE Ingredient Labeling Bill Intensifies Food Fight In Congress
The latest salvo in the legislative food fight over genetically engineered (GE) ingredients came from the Senate...
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7 Mar 2016
Safety Of Both Devices And Drugs Need To Be Better Tracked, FDA Hears From Oversight Bodies
FDA lacks the appropriate data to effectively conduct postmarket surveillance and safety tracking activities, according to two reports released earlier this month.
United States
27 Jan 2016
Congress Passes 2016 Spending Bill With Significant Funding For Food Agencies
The 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill recently passed by both houses of Congress ushers in important developments in the food safety, labeling, and nutrition spaces.
United States
22 Dec 2015
Three More FSMA Rules Finalized As The Year Comes To A Close
Although not quite meeting the deadline of October 31 established in a legal settlement last year, FDA has released a set of three more "foundational" Final Rules mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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18 Nov 2015
FDA To Host First Public Meeting On Biotech Regulation Overhaul
Under the current Framework, the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and FDA rely on their traditional statutory authorities and roles to regulate biotechnology products...
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16 Oct 2015
FDA Releases Two Final Food Safety Rules: What You Need To Know
The final rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food creates and revises requirements for covered food facilities in three ways.
United States
21 Sep 2015
Legislative Action To Remove Microbeads From Personal Care Products Intensifies
Microbeads, usually made from non-biodegradable polyethylene, are used in personal care products such as body wash and facial scrubs to add exfoliating properties.
United States
14 Sep 2015
What's In A Name? When You're Selling A Food With An Established Federal Standard Of Identity, A Whole Lot!
A bluntly labeled section of the Code of Federal Regulations – "Mayonnaise" – provides a description of this particular food dressing, the food's required ingredients, optional ingredients, and how to declare those ingredients.
United States
9 Sep 2015
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