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FDA cautions Avon over wrinkle product claims
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent a warning letter to Avon stating that wrinkle cream products advertised on its Web site are being marketed as drugs, not cosmetics.


Special focus: avoiding potential pitfalls associated with functional food claims
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

Functional foods or foods often fortified with nutrients that offer functional benefits are among the fastest-growing categories of foods, but as their popularity increases, so too does scrutiny over whether these foods truly provide all of their claimed health benefits.


FDA: hand sanitizer, antiseptic claims false
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to four companies warning them that they were violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by claiming their hand sanitizers and antiseptic products are effective in preventing infections.


FDA warns electronic cigarette makers
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2010

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters on September 8, 2010, to five makers of electronic cigarettes, cautioning them that marketing claims suggesting the devices help people quit smoking are illegal.


FDA releases guidance for menu labeling
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2010

The Food and Drug Administration issued guidance for chain restaurants that must comply with the health care reform law to post the calorie content of their menu items at the point of purchase.