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Food + Bev Law Blog Blog

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FDA Requests Comment on Use of Dairy-Terms in Labeling of Plant-Based Food Products

USA - October 16 2018 On Friday, September 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a request for comment on the use of dairy-terms in the labeling of…

Practical Advice & Strategies for Handling Immigration Enforcement Visits or “Raids”

USA - February 28 2018 Immigration site visits are on the rise and can occur without notice. The most common involve paperwork audits. In some cases, certain employees are…

Part 1: Trademarks 101 - Building and Protecting Your Food & Beverage Brand

USA - October 20 2017 So you've got an idea for a food or beverage product or maybe even a product ready to go - but do you know how to build your brand? And better yet…

Seeing 2020: FDA Proposes New Compliance Date for Revised Nutrition Facts

USA - October 3 2017 On Friday, September 29, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) proposed to give food manufacturers an additional year and a half to comply with the…

Yes, Your “Natural” Label is Still a Liability

USA - August 31 2017 Mid-year reports have shown that there has been a resurgence in “all natural” litigation against food product companies in 2017 - an expected 30%…

Channel Disruption & the Future of Food: Radical Change and New Consumer Channels

Global - July 20 2017 With the recent announcement that Amazon is buying Whole Foods, issues of channel disruption — that is, the ways consumers purchase food — have been…

Diversity in the Workplace - A Disruptive Conversation You Should Be Having

USA - July 6 2017 Some conversations are just uncomfortable. And if you are talking about diversity in the workplace in an honest way, it probably should be…

ABCs of Distribution to Grocery

USA - June 22 2017 At Farm to Label, I presented a panel called “ABCs of Distribution to Grocery” with Brittany Sienia, Trade Analyst at Tillamook, Chris Tjersland…

Let Food Be Thy Medicine, But Mind Your Words

USA - May 24 2017 A tweet last week from Project Nosh set my food-labeling-lawyer-head buzzing: “Consumers are looking for snacks that aren’t just empty calories…

Will We Have a Hodgepodge of Menu Labeling Laws?

USA - May 17 2017 Now that the FDA has (yet again) decided to delay enforcement of its menu labeling regulations for another year (and possibly to change the…