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FDA Continues FSMA Implementation, Finalizes Guidance on Voluntary Qualified Importer Program to Expedite Food Imports
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2016

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released last week a final version of its guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program


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


Non-profit sues 34 sellers of "organic" cosmetics
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2011

Last week, the Center for Environmental Health, a non-profit organization, filed a complaint in California Superior Court alleging that 34 cosmetics companies violated the California Organic Products Act of 2003 (“COPA”) by selling, labeling, or marketing cosmetic products containing less than 70 organic ingredients as “organic.”


8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules false advertising allegations regarding organic claims are not preempted by Organic Foods Production Act of 1990
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2010

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that certain false advertising claims based on state consumer protection and anti-deception statutes were not preempted by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) a federal Act that establishes national standards for the sale and labeling of organically produced agricultural products, and creates a certification program through which agricultural products may be certified to produce organic products


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


Far-reaching PCA criminal indictments: a harbinger for things to come under FSMA?
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

Last week, the Department of Justice brought a sweeping indictment against several former Peanut Corporation of America executives alleging egregious


FDA partially stays controversial policy of requiring INDs for clinical studies evaluating food, dietary supplements and cosmetics
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2015

On Friday, October 30, 2015, FDA issued a Federal Register Notice announcing a partial stay of the agency's controversial Final IND Guidance entitled


California amends Proposition 65 to help curb lawsuits
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2013

Restaurants, bars, and parking garages, among others, are set to receive relief from the most onerous aspects of California's "Proposition 65," the


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


FDA proposes gluten-free labeling standards for fermented and hydrolyzed foods
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 23 2015

On November 18, 2015, the FDA issued a proposed rule to set standards for making a "gluten-free" claim for foods that are fermented, hydrolyzed, or