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FDA Proposes Extension Dates for Labels and Serving Size Final Rules

On Friday, September 29, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its proposal to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule...more

As Medical Food Industry Grows, So May FDA Scrutiny

On September 1, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Warning Letter to ND Labs, Inc. of Lynbrook, New York, regarding its LPS Cherry, Liquid Fiber Flow, and Nana Flakes 'medical food' products. The...more

9/20/2017  /  FDA , Food Labeling , Labeling , Medical Foods

FDA Extends Compliance Dates for Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size Final Rules

On Tuesday, June 13, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was extending the compliance dates for its final rules for Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling and Serving Sizes....more

The FDA Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date to 2018

On Monday, May 1, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was extending the compliance date for its final rule governing menu labeling requirements from May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2018. The rule,...more

First Circuit Reinstates Consumer Action Previously Dismissed on FDCA Preemption Grounds

In 2014, Ronda Kaufman brought a proposed nationwide class action against drug store giant CVS alleging that the labeling of its Vitamin E supplements misled consumers about heart health benefits. Kaufman's complaint, among...more

Congress Passes GMO Labeling Bill – Preempting State Labeling Laws

In response to recent state efforts to regulate the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the U.S. House of Representatives, on July 14, passed S. 764, a Senate-initiated bill...more

7/19/2016  /  Bioengineering , FDA , Food Labeling , GMO , Preemption , USDA

Hospitalitas Newsletter - Summer 2016

In this issue: - Controversial Overtime Rule Comes in For a Landing - What You Need to Know About Hospitality REITs - The Legal Implications of Restaurant-Designed House Brand Craft Beers - FDA Finalizes Revisions...more

FDA Finalizes Revisions to Nutrition/Supplement Facts Labeling

On Friday, May 20, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced its final revisions to the labeling requirements for conventional foods and...more

California "Organic" Labeling Decision: A Blueprint for More Class Actions of FDA Regulated Products?

In December 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling in Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., which may affect many companies subject to FDA regulation, but particularly those that advertise and sell products as...more

CMBS Pre-negotiation Agreements

Pre-negotiation agreements ("PNA’s") are contractual arrangements in which a lender and a distressed borrower agree to negotiate the terms of a potential workout or settlement. The primary purpose of a PNA is to foster an...more

Doing Business in Florida—A Not-So-Personal Endeavor

Out-of-state franchisors seeking to do business in Florida face location-specific challenges, ranging from the selection of potential franchisees and markets to compliance with the Florida Sale of Business Opportunities Act....more

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