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IOM issues Phase I report regarding front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2010

In response to the disturbing rates of overweight, obesity, and diet-related chronic disease among Americans, Congress requested an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study that would examine "front-of-package" (FOP) nutrition labeling systems and symbols and the effects that FOP labeling could have on consumer food choices

GAO concludes FDA should strengthen its oversight of GRAS ingredients

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

On March 5, 2010, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report evaluating the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) policies concerning food ingredients that have been determined to be "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS

Highlights of FDA’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2013

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2013

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which has been touted as the most sweeping legislation

FDA proposes new user fees to finance food & cosmetic safety

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2013

On April 10, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced a proposal that could increase the cost of doing business for the food and

IOM issues Phase II report recommending energy star-type ratings for a food front-of-package nutrition rating system

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2011

In 2009, Congress requested an Institute of Medicine study examining "front-of-package" ("FOP") nutrition labeling systems and symbols and the effect that FOP labeling could have on consumer food choices

California Court of Appeal affirms early dismissal of food labeling class action

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2013

On September 25, 2013, in a published decision, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a consumer class action at demurrer against

Health and Human Services Inspector General report identifies shortcomings in FDA oversight of state food inspections

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2011

On December 14, 2011, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to properly oversee food facility inspections conducted by states because FDA had not ensured the requisite number of inspections and failed to follow-up appropriately when inspections occurred

California voters reject Proposition 37 and the “genetically engineered” food labeling it aimed to compel

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2012

Californians voted against Proposition 37 yesterday, the California ballot initiative that would have compelled labeling for foods developed with the use of recombinant DNA and related technologies, as well as prohibited “natural” claims for certain processed foods

FDA proposes import tolerances for unapproved new animal drugs

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2012

The FDA published a proposed rule to establish procedures by which a person may request that the agency establish, amend or revoke tolerances for unapproved new animal drugs in edible portions of animals imported into the United States as part of its implementation of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996

FDA publishes proposed rules on preventive controls and produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published yesterday two long-awaited and lengthy proposed rules related to food safety standards-"Current Good