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Food and Beverage News and Trends

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FDA issues draft guidance on the creation of GRAS panels. The FDA has issued draft guidance on the best practices for a manufacturer to follow when convening a panel of experts to evaluate whether a substance is “generally...more

Lawsuit Challenges GRAS Rule on Food Substance Safety

by Morgan Lewis on

Public interest groups challenge FDA’s “Generally Recognized as Safe” Rule as failing to ensure food ingredients are safe for consumers....more

2017 Food And Beverage Industry Outlook: Part 1

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As 2017 marks the commencement of a new presidential administration, the food and beverage industry is one of many sectors facing anticipated regulatory and legislative reforms. Specifically, the industry can expect to see...more

Summer Vacay? Not for FDA.

While you were (hopefully) lounging at the beach or hiking mountains, the FDA was hard at work in Washington D.C. churning out final rules and guidance documents that impact food companies in various, and sometimes...more

FDA Issues Final Rule on Food Ingredients that May Be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued this final rule detailing the criteria for concluding that the use of a substance in human or animal food is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). By way of background,...more

FDA Releases Final Rule Allowing Voluntary Risk Reviews of Food Additives to Continue

by Bryan Cave on

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says its final rule allowing outside groups to evaluate food additive risks will streamline its “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) reviews. The agency recently released its GRAS...more

FDA Rule Formalizes Voluntary GRAS Notification System for Substances Added to Food

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its final rule “Substances Generally Recognized as Safe” (due for publication on August 17, 2016). Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, GRAS substances are...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - May 2016

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA finalizes rule to combat antimicrobial resistance. The FDA this week...more

FDA dishes out major regulatory challenges for food industry in 2016

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In 2015, the FDA unleashed a surge of new regulations on the food industry carrying key compliance deadlines in 2016. As the FDA continues to intensify its enforcement over its regulated industries, food companies should...more

GNC lawsuit reflects FDA’s crackdown on dietary supplement industry

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Oregon Attorney General’s Office hit General Nutrition Centers (GNC) with a lawsuit last week alleging that the company knowingly sold supplements that contained FDA-banned ingredients. The action should serve as a...more

Advertising Law - August 2015 #4

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Trans Fat Gets the Axe: More changes to nutrition facts panel

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With the continued implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, the FDA has been paying particular attention to the ingredients listed on the Nutrition Facts Panels on food products. As a result, last year the FDA...more

US FDA Updates for Irish and Northern Irish Companies

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

AGG produces a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from our Washington, DC office. The June 2015 update is now available....more

FDA Gives Food Industry Three Years to Phase Out Partially Hydrogenated Oils from Food Products

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On June 16, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a declaratory order, requiring a phasing out of the use of partially hydrogenated oils ("PHOs"). In its order, the FDA stated that partially hydrogenated oils...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

KIND LLC faces challenges from FDA on its labeling claims. KIND LLC, a New York-based natural foods company, says it is working closely with the FDA to address issues raised by the agency in a warning letter over label...more

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