F&B Industry Update: FDA Issues Helpful COVID-19 Information and Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released topical information resources regarding COVID-19. These resources include questions and answers for industry on food supply, precautionary safety measures for worker and food safety, what to do if your workforce tests positive for COVID-19, and temporary policy guidelines.

Consumer Alert: FTC and FDA Issue Warning Letters to Companies Looking to Capitalize on Coronavirus Fears

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has determined that a public health emergency exists nationwide as a result of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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?”

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”

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?”

FDA Recalls FDA Menu Regulations

FDA watchers may have experienced whiplash last week as the FDA did an about face and postponed restaurant nutritional disclosure regulations that were years in the making. In 2014, under the Obama Administration, the FDA enacted regulations that required chain restaurants to disclose “certain nutritional information for standard menu items” to “enable consumers to makeContinue reading “FDA Recalls FDA Menu Regulations”