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Would “reasonable consumers” have regarded Paul Cezanne as highly had he painted numerous versions of still life with froot?
In the ongoing California battle over lawsuits against food companies alleging false and...more
The City of Chicago is taking to Twitter to help identify cases of food poisoning. ...more
For most consumer product companies, in-house counsel and risk managers can never be too careful when it comes to providing warnings or other disclosures that describe (and qualify) the potential risks and benefits associated...more
One of the rare California Proposition 65 trials began on April 8, 2013 – the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) suit in Alameda County, CA Superior Court (ELF Lead In Food Case, available at...more
After issuing a public warning regarding the dangers of tanning nearly three years ago, this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a proposed order to reclassify sunlamp devices and require labeling...more
The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
On March 19, 2013, a group of doctors, researchers, and public health experts sent a joint letter to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) urging the FDA to make changes to the regulation of energy...more
The number of consumer class action complaints brought against product manufacturers under state consumer protection and/or false advertising law statutes continues to rise. This increase can be traced in part to some...more
Bisphenol A (BPA) is back in the news. This time, it’s the General Mills brand Progresso coming under fire for using the chemical as an acid-resistant sealant in the lining of its metal soup cans. Despite a mountain of...more
Brazil, as the seventh largest economy in the world, and the fifth largest nation in terms of land mass, continues to present great market opportunities to foreign investors. Product or service suppliers can enjoy great...more
In the recently published decision Mazza v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., No. 09-55376 (9th Cir. 1-12-12), the Ninth Circuit reversed the certification of a nationwide class composed of consumers seeking relief under...more
On January 27, 2011, the California Supreme Court held in Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court, Case No. S171845, that plaintiffs have standing under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and False Advertising Law (FAL) if...more
On November 18, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Warning Letters to Phusion Projects, LLC (Phusion), United Brands Company, Inc. (United), Charge Beverages Corporation (Charge), and New Century Brewing...more
Latest step in FDA's decade-long crackdown on so-called "dietary supplements" designed and marketed to treat erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance
This article was originally published in the Westlaw Journal...more
California’s legislature is considering new legislation that would ban the manufacture, sale, or distribution of certain consumer products sold in California unless manufacturers publish a comprehensive list of ingredients on...more