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OFW Law Launches New Health Industry Practice; Ladd Wiley Joins Firm as Principal and Chair of Practice

OFW Law is pleased to announce the creation of a new Health Industry Policy and Regulatory Practice.  The practice will be focused on government health program payment issues and FDA-related policy issues for clients in the health care delivery syst… Read More
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FDA Announces Intent to Extend the Compliance Date for New Nutrition Facts Rules

This morning, FDA’s Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling announced that it intends to extend the compliance date for the new Nutrition Facts requirements.  FDA’s announcement, which is included on its “Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label”… Read More
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Up in Flames: Ninth Circuit Upholds Certification in “100% Natural” Wesson Oil Class Action

In a January 3, 2017, decision likely to have broad implications in food class action litigation, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a California federal district court judge’s decision certifying a consumer class action brought by purchas… Read More
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Long-Awaited Guidance Documents on Revised Nutrition Labeling Released in Draft by FDA

FDA has published two Federal Register notices (see here and here) announcing the availability of draft guidance documents that are intended to help address issues raised by the agency’s final rules (see here and here) amending Nutrition Facts and… Read More
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Food Rules Potential Targets for Elimination or Revision

Ever since the election we have been asked which Obama Administration regulations and executive actions are likely to be stricken by the new Trump Administration or the 115th Congress.  Will the focus be on the rules issued since mid May of this yea… Read More
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Homeopathic Drugs Now Have To Have Proof As Well As Provings

On November 15, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new Policy Statement on marketing claims for over the counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs. The Policy Statement is here and the press release and accompanying report are available here a… Read More
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Categories: FDA

Food Regulation: A Changing of the Guard

Irrespective of whether you voted for or against Donald Trump, last night’s election results will lead to a significant changing of the guard in how food is regulated by FDA and USDA.  In his Contract with America, soon-to-be-President Trump promi… Read More
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An Early Look at Some Congressional Changes Impacting Agriculture

With the House and Senate remaining under Republican majorities, it is very unclear what matters may be handled in the lame duck session, and which ones will be pushed into the 115th Congress.  Some will want to extend the Continuing Resolution fro… Read More
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FDA Revises Food Product Categories for Food Facility Registrations

FDA has issued a revised guidance that explains the necessity of having food product categories in food facility registrations submitted to FDA under section 415 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 350d), and that updates the food product categories to be… Read More
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“Healthy” Regulatory Definition To Be Revised?

FDA has defined the term, “healthy” (and related terms, including “health,” “healthful,” “healthfully,” “healthfulness,” “healthier,” “healthiest,” “healthily,” and “healthiness”), when used as an implied nutrient… Read More
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