Class Action Consumer Litigation: A Rising Enforcement Risk for Aggressive Food Labeling Claims

The number of class action lawsuits targeting food labeling claims has risen dramatically over the past few years. These are cases alleging that a food product’s labeling (and/or advertising) violates state consumer protection laws. As a result, wh… Read More
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A Double Espresso Morning

It’s a busy day here and I’m wishing for an IV espresso drip and a neural Twitter implant. I’m following the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) Pet Meds webcast and the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Advertising and Promotion Workshop while my c… Read More
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Veterinary Drug Distribution

As I write this, my Labrador is gutting a stuffed mouse at my feet. I’ll need to take the toy from her shortly to avoid her enthusiastic consumption of the squeaker within (and what I know, from experience, can be a very costly aftermath of emergen… Read More
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California Court Decision May Have Major Implications for Farmers Using Drain Tiles

A federal judge in the Eastern District of California recently held that certain crop and forage operations that utilize subsurface drain tiles may be required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. In Pacific Coa… Read More
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FSIS Takes “Notice” Regarding Preventing Allergen Recalls

This summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Notice (35-11) in response to an increase in recalls due to undeclared allergens in meat and poultry products. FSIS also hosted a webina… Read More
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OFW Law Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices

OFW Law’s Drug and Health Care Privacy Practices focus on advising our clients regarding every aspect of the regulatory process related to bringing a product to market, post-marketing compliance, and issues central to the privacy of personal health… Read More
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Updated FSIS Guideline Refocuses Attention on Listeria Control

By Brett T. Schwemer, as published in the October 2012 issue of The National Provisioner. This summer, the focus of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has clearly been on the control of Shiga-toxin… Read More
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The FDA Regulatory Challenges of Software Interoperability and Part 806

By Casper E. Uldriks The verification of design specifications and functional validation of software is predicated on its intended use with a particular device or as a “stand alone” device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the indu… Read More
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What's Important in Assessing the Need for Additional 510(k) Clearance for Medical Device Changes?

Medical device companies often find themselves in a bind if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutinizes their decisions that product changes did not trigger the regulatory requirement for a new 510(k) submission for the changed device. Th… Read More
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Abraham Lincoln’s Convention: Chicago 1860, by Kenneth D. Ackerman...Now Available!

Abraham Lincoln’s Convention: Chicago 1860, compiled and presented by OFW Law’s very own Kenneth D. Ackerman, is now available! An eBook original and part of a series called History Shorts/Original Voices, it tells the story of Lincoln’s su… Read More
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