Eric S.C. Lindstrom

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1990
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted1998, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Eric Lindstrom joined Keller and Heckman in 2010 as Counsel.

Mr. Lindstrom assists companies on a wide range of FDA, FTC, and USDA regulatory matters for foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, OTC drugs and other consumer products. Mr. Lindstrom’s practice includes evaluating the regulatory status of food additives and dietary ingredients and preparing new dietary ingredient notifications and petitions for food additives and color additives. Mr. Lindstrom also counsels clients regarding current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls and HACCP systems. In addition, Mr. Lindstrom also assists companies in resolving enforcement actions initiated by FDA, USDA and related state regulatory agencies, such as the California Department of Public Health.

Mr. Lindstrom also advises companies on advertising and labeling requirements, including claims substantiation, health claims, nutrient content claims, structure/function claims, nutrition labeling, allergen labeling, organic labeling, and environmental/green claims.

Mr. Lindstrom also practices environmental law, with a specific focus on California’s Proposition 65 and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s efforts regarding the Green Chemistry Initiative and the agency’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Lindstrom was Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs for Shaklee Corporation, an international distributor of dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics, and OTC drugs, among other consumer products.



May 16, 2014 FDA Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling
Apr 25, 2014 Vermont Legislature Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Apr 11, 2014 GMO Labeling Legislation Update
Feb 27, 2014 FDA Announces Major Revisions to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
Apr 23, 2013 California's Green Chemistry Initiative/Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Jan 17, 2013 FDA Issues Proposed Rules to Implement FSMA Produce Safety Standards and Preventive Controls
Sep 15, 2011 FDA Establishes a Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE) for Food


Mar 13, 2013 Eric Lindstrom Published an Article for Food Processing Magazine
Jan 03, 2011 Keller and Heckman LLP Elects Two New Partners and Brings on Two New Counsel for 2011
Jan 03, 2011 Keller and Heckman Elects Two New Partners and Brings on Two New Counsel for 2011


Apr 01, 2014 Practical Food Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA - April 1-3, 2014
Oct 18, 2011 Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry: M&A Due Diligence Issues and Food Safety, Labeling and Advertising Compliance Breakfast Briefing


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FDA Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling
Melvin S. Drozen,Eric S.C. Lindstrom,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 27, 2014
On May 8, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for industry with instructions on how to obtain a food allergen labeling exemption through submission of a petition or notification to FDA. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FACLPA) amended...

Notable Provisions of H.B. 112
Melvin S. Drozen,Leslie T. Krasny,Eric S.C. Lindstrom,Richard F. Mann,Frederick A. Stearns, April 30, 2014
Section 3403 sets forth the GMO labeling requirements in Vermont. Foods that are produced entirely or partially with genetic engineering must be labeled as follows:

GMO Labeling Legislation Update: Industry Friendly Bill Introduced in Congress as State Legislatures Consider Bills Mandating GMO Labeling
Melvin S. Drozen,Leslie T. Krasny,Eric S.C. Lindstrom,Richard F. Mann,Evangelia C. Pelonis, April 14, 2014
Legislative activity surrounding the labeling of food produced from or containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) continues to escalate as lawmakers on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures consider a variety of proposals.
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One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2110
San FranciscoCA 94111


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