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”

New Product Labeling Requirements for Coffee

[This post was written by Wendel Rosen environmental attorney Wendy Manley.]   Coffee drinkers were pleasantly surprised recently to learn their daily beverage may afford a number of health benefits. The beverage contains antioxidants and nutrients, and may protect against Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and liver cancer. Make that a double latte, please.            Continue reading “New Product Labeling Requirements for Coffee”

FDA Continues to De(lay)Regulate Nutrition Facts: Postpones Food Manufacturing Label Deadline

We previously wrote about when the FDA postponed restaurant nutritional labeling requirements at the 11th hour. In Act II today, the FDA extended the compliance date for food manufacturers to update their nutrition labels by eighteen months. Different Administration, Different FDA In 2016, under the Obama Administration, the FDA published two final rules: the “Nutrition Facts LabelContinue reading “FDA Continues to De(lay)Regulate Nutrition Facts: Postpones Food Manufacturing Label Deadline”

What’s In Those Brownies Anyway? What You Need to Know About California Cannabis Edibles Regulations

With adult use of cannabis now legal in California as of January 1, 2018, some food companies may be considering adding “edibles” – cannabis-infused products that are intended for human consumption – to their product lines.  According to Forbes, edibles may account for more than half of the growth in the booming cannabis industry, asContinue reading “What’s In Those Brownies Anyway? What You Need to Know About California Cannabis Edibles Regulations”

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”

New Year’s Resolution – Avoid Class Action Lawyers

Is it odd for a lawyer to write a blogpost about how to avoid lawyers?  Not at all. We hate to see claims of misrepresentation made against our clients by plaintiff’s class action attorneys. Typically, their claims have little merit and mean only wasted time, money and energy. The goal of the class action attorneysContinue reading “New Year’s Resolution – Avoid Class Action Lawyers”