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Trade Practices Warning: Colorable Imitation of a Trademark or Trade Dress Must Be Avoided

Federal and State laws protect the efforts that food manufacturers/distributors put into promoting customer recognition of, and trust in, their products.  Use of a trademark and/or trade dress on packaging are the commercial means typically employed… Read More
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EAFUS Inventory Replaced by “Substances Added to Food” Inventory

CFSAN/FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) has replaced the original Everything Added to Food in the U. S. (EAFUS) inventory with an upgraded version – the Substances Added to Food inventory. This new inventory — which contains about… Read More
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Categories: FDA

FDA Nutrition Innovation Strategy

FDA has announced a public meeting, entitled “FDA’s Comprehensive, Multi-Year Nutrition Innovation Strategy,” (Strategy) to be held on July 26, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EDT, at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel, 1750 Rockvill… Read More
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Categories: FDA

Intentional Adulteration Mitigation Strategies – Initial Draft Guidance

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act contained provisions aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply.  This was the first time tha… Read More
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Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates that Qualify as Dietary Fiber

FDA has published a guidance that specifies eight (8) additional substances that qualify as dietary fiber for purposes of nutrition labeling: The Declaration of Certain Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates as Dietary Fiber on Nutrition… Read More
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Synthetic Flavors’ Safety Questioned – Strategy Needed to Address Consequence

Food manufacturers using the following seven (7) synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants should take note that the safety of these ingredients is being challenged: Benzophenone (a/k/a diphenylketone), Ethyl acrylate, Eugenyl methyl ether (a/k/a… Read More
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Menu Labeling – Supplemental Guidance

On the same day that FDA’s menu labeling regulation became effective for compliance by industry, the agency published notice of the availability of its finalized Menu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry (May, 2018). This guidance is “sup… Read More
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Caffeine in Dietary Supplements

The Office of Dietary Supplement Programs within CFSAN at FDA has prepared and published guidance for industry, warning that powdered and liquid dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine may be deemed to be adulterated under… Read More
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FDA Maintains Focus on Nutrition to Foster Human Health

In a speech, entitled “Reducing the Burden of Chronic Disease,” delivered on March 29th by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb before the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., FDA kicked-off its Nutrition Innovation Strategy. … Read More
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Dietary Fiber Permissible in Nutrition/Supplement Facts

Dietary fiber is a macronutrient that permissibly may be declared in the Nutrition Facts on a conventional food’s label, and in the Supplement Facts on a dietary supplement’s label.  21 C.F.R. §§ 101.9(c)(6)(i), 101.36(b)(2)(i). To clarify wha… Read More
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