Everybody Else Is Doing CBD, So Why Can’t We?

How many times has any parent heard the familiar lament, “Everybody else is doing it!”  Usually, that feeble protest is met with a definitive response along the lines of “That doesn’t make it right.”  And, usually, that’s the best answer – especially when it comes to CBD. Anyone who attended this year’s Natural Products ExpoContinue reading “Everybody Else Is Doing CBD, So Why Can’t We?”

Proceed at Your Own Risk: The Farm Bill Does Not Authorize CBD in Food or Dietary Supplements

I have said it before, and I will say it again: no, you cannot use CBD as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements. While some have touted the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka, the Farm Bill) and its relaxation of the controls on the production and marketing of hempContinue reading “Proceed at Your Own Risk: The Farm Bill Does Not Authorize CBD in Food or Dietary Supplements”

Regulators Prepare to Roast Prop 65 Coffee Warning Requirement

My favorite Megan Mullally quote, and there are many, is her ode to coffee: “I’ll quit coffee. It won’t be easy drinking my Bailey’s straight, but I’ll get used to it. It’ll still be the best part of waking up.” Wendel Rosen attorney, Wendy Manley, recently wrote about the new labeling requirements for coffee. AsContinue reading “Regulators Prepare to Roast Prop 65 Coffee Warning Requirement”

Food for Thought: 10 Considerations For Food and Beverage Companies In 2018

Wendel Rosen’s Food and Beverage Practice Group provides a full range of services to producers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, growers, retailers and investors, as well as to the broader consumer packaged goods industry. Heading into 2018, we believe that food and beverage companies should keep the following considerations in mind: Regulatory Oversight. It is still notContinue reading “Food for Thought: 10 Considerations For Food and Beverage Companies In 2018”

Sowing Seeds: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Crop of Farmers

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, between 2015 and 2016, the number of certified organic farms in the country increased 11 percent to 14,217, and the number of certified acres increased 15 percent to 5.0 million. While these gains are encouraging, we should not forget that behind these numbers are the farmers themselvesContinue reading “Sowing Seeds: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Crop of Farmers”

Where Is The Love?

On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a warning letter to Nashoba Brook Bakery for what it puts into its granola: love. The FDA was not impressed, coolly advising that “love” is not a common or usual name of an ingredient. Now, before you write the FDA off as a “hater,”Continue reading “Where Is The Love?”