AG/FDA Blog

FDA’s Guidance on Added Sugars is as Thick as Molasses

FDA released a draft Guidance statement on how food companies should calculate the added sugar content in their products for the purposes of nutrition labeling.  Comments are due on March 6. Guidance documents are supposed to help simplify FDA regul… 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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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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What Is “Dietary Fiber”(for Purposes of Nutrition Labeling)?

FDA has issued two notices for publication in the Federal Register: A Request for Scientific Data, Information, and Comments (comments due within 45-days of publication); and A notice of availability about a draft guidance (comments due within 60-da… Read More
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FDA Finalizes Guidance Document about Medical Foods

FDA has updated and published its Guidance for Industry: Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods; Second Edition (05/12/2016).  The guidance document is consistent with the agency’s good guidance practices regulation, 21 C.F.R. § 10.115. F… Read More
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Final Menu Labeling Guidance Issues: Setting Effective Date for Menu Labeling Final Rule

FDA has published a Level 1 guidance document, entitled “A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods—Part II (Menu  Labeling Requirements in Accordance with 21 CFR 101.11).”  81 Fed. Reg. 27… Read More
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John Block: GMO Legislation

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Nancy Reagan was laid to rest this week. She was a very elegant First Lady and she was number one on President Reagan’s list – the love of his life and a trusted defender of the President. She was not inter… Read More
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The Zika-Agriculture Connection

By Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Q. Is there a connection between the Zika virus and global food security?A. Yes. Genetic engineering has an important role to play in meeting both challenges. The mosquito is the deadliest animal on eart… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Winter 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Winter 2016 newsletter.  We hope you find it useful.  To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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Take a Look at CPSC’s Regulatory Robot

Last week the CPSC’s Office of Small Business Ombudsman unveiled a new tool to help businesses marketing new consumer products navigate the complex CPSC regulatory landscape.  This useful new tool is called the Regulatory Robot. The program asks s… Read More
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