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Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Regulatory Update, Vol. III, Issue 11
  • Jones Day
  • USA, Brazil, European Union
  • August 12 2016

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law S.764, the bill that creates the "National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard." As discussed in


FDA declares preemption language in regulation preambles not legally supportable
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that text included in the preambles to three regulations adopted over the past 10 years and purporting to preempt state law “are not legally justified.”


New regulations expand FDA's power to seize food; require additional disclosures from food importers
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act ("FSMA").


FDA Food Safety Modernization Act imposes new requirements on imported food
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) (FSMA), which amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FDC Act).


The Food Safety Modernization Act: increasing the FDA's authority over the food industry
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


FDA’s transparency proposals would disclose inspectional results and other significant postmarket enforcement information
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

As part of President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) launched its own Transparency Initiative in June 2009.


New federal law requires nutrition disclosure by restaurants
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Act"), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, includes a provision that creates a single national nutrition disclosure standard for certain restaurants.


Expanded nutrition labeling requirements will extend to restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Section 4205 of the health care reform law amends the misbranded food provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new nutrition labeling requirements for standard menu items offered for sale in a "restaurant or similar retail food establishment that is part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name (regardless of the type of ownership of the locations) and offering for sale substantially the same menu items.


New law allows FDA to regulate tobacco products
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2009

On June 22, 2009, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1256, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,” as amended.