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What to Do After I Filed My Comment on FDA’s Proposed “Nutrition Facts” Labeling Regulations

Don’t sit back and wait: Be proactive! The comment period for FDA’s proposed regulations revising the “Nutrition Facts” label has closed. The comment period has also closed for FDA’s proposed rule that would lead to more than 30 new serving… Read More
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New CDC Study of Calories from Alcohol Supports Alcohol Beverage Label Reform

Alcohol accounts for a large portion of the daily calories consumed by many American adults, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study concludes. The study found 19 percent of men and 6 percent of women take in more than 300 calori… Read More
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Everyone has an Opinion on Unique Device Identification

When the comment period closed on November 7, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule on Unique Device Identification (“UDI”) generated a total of 221 comments by various stakeholders. Although the FDA has come a long way since i… Read More
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Food Labeling Politics – What the Election Results May Mean for Your Company

The election is over and the current Administration will stay in the White House. Food labeling may not have been among the top issues on the minds of American voters. But the election results will have an impact on food manufacturers, retailers, and… Read More
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2012 Elections Report; Updated Dec. 11

The 2012 election leaves Washington with little change. Barack Obama retains the Presidency, while the Democrats actually improve their Senate majority, and the Republicans retain a somewhat smaller House majority. This posting is intended to provide… Read More
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Safety v. Innovation – How the European Commission’s Proposed Regulation Hopes to Strike the Right Balance

By Kathryn E. Balmford Back in January, Jeff Shuren, M.D., the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), made headlines when comparing the European Union’s (EU) regulation of medical… 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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