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Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin: May 2017
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2017

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit detectable levels...

Food, dietary supplement & cosmetics regulatory update, volume II, issue 14
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

In response to widespread discontent with the current genetically modified organism ("GMO") regulatory scheme, the Obama administration has ordered a

EPA and FDA sharing companies' confidential information under chemical ingredients data sharing MOU
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two agencies are now sharing

FDA announces allowable level for DEHP in bottled water
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

On October 19, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a final rule amending its bottled water quality standard regulations by establishing an allowable level of di (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”).

EPA developing system for prioritizing chemicals for evaluation and regulation
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2011

U.S.-based companies that manufacture (including import), incorporate into products, or use chemical substances of any type should be paying attention to a new initiative underway at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to jump-start and focus the Agency's chemical evaluation program.

NRDC sues U.S. seeking ban on BPA in food packaging
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

NRDC has sued the U.S. government seeking to force it to address a 2008 petition to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BP A) from food packaging.

Regulation of products containing nanoscale materials
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

Over the past decade, nanotechnology has revolutionized multiple areas of the economy, including consumer products, food, sporting goods, cleaners, fertilizers, and toxic-waste cleanup.

Using “organic” in advertising: FTC declines to issue guidance in proposed Green Guides revisions, defers to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

The Federal Trade Commission recently unveiled long-awaited proposed revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, known as the “Green Guides,” which were last updated in 1998.

Increased risks to disclosure of proprietary information and trade secrets presented by new California environmental legislation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2010

Product design and manufacture used to be functions that a company could conduct internally, and in so doing, protect valuable proprietary processes and trade secret information from public disclosure.

Citizen petition for regulation of nano-silver: a potential gold mine for enhanced federal regulation
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2008

In response to the influx of products engineered using nano-silver in the consumer marketplace, the International Center for Technology Assessment (“CTA”), in conjunction with a number of other consumer groups, filed a self-styled Petition For Rulemaking To The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“Petition”) on May 1, 2008.