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|Food Court Report: You Can't Say It's "Organic" If It's Not|
Douglas J. Behr, Kishore H. Khan; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 15, 2015The Supreme Court of California recently ruled that the federal organic labeling program does not preempt a claim under California state law that a certified organic grower intentionally mislabeled conventionally grown produce as organic. The case, Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., No. S216305,...
|Senate Approves TSCA Reform|
Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015After a difficult progression, the bipartisan TSCA reform bill, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S. 697), was passed by the Senate on Thursday, December 17, 2015. H.R. 2576 as amended by the Senate in its entirety with provisions from S. 697 provides...
|Agreement Reached on Landmark EU Data Protection Reform|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015On December 15, 2015, the European Commission announced that an agreement has been reached with the European Parliament and the Council (the “trilogue” meetings) regarding the Commission’s sweeping 2012 EU Data Protection Reform proposal. The legislation was adopted by the...
|China's New Food Safety Law is now in Effect|
Yun Chen, David J. Ettinger, Jenny Li; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015China’s new Food Safety Law (FSL) became effective on October 1, 2015. The law was passed earlier this year, in response to several high-profile food safety scandals and the need for China to harmonize with the global practice of food safety management. The new law includes a number of...
|CFDA Announces Draft Regulation to Implement China's New Food Safety Law|
Yun Chen, Yin Dai, David J. Ettinger, Jenny Li, Mark Thompson; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015On December 9, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the draft Regulation on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law of the P.R. China1 (hereinafter "Regulation") for public comments by January 8, 2016. This extensive Regulation includes 200 articles, detailing issues...
|FDA Issues Final Rules to Implement FSMA Produce Safety, FSVP, and Third-Party Auditor Provisions|
Melvin S. Drozen, Evangelia C. Pelonis, Laura D. Venker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 7, 2016, previously published on November 13, 2015FDA has issued its long-awaited final rules to implement the produce safety, foreign supplier verification program (FSVP), and accredited third-party certification provisions under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rules are scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on...
|FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement and Guidance on "Native Advertising"|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015“Native Advertising” has been on the radar screen for several years, with consumer groups, businesses and regulators alike considering what the rules of the game should be to avoid deception as the nature of publishing and advertising continue to evolve at a dizzying pace. Those rules...
|Food Court Report: Food Recall Insurance - A Case Study|
Arthur S. Garrett; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2015A recent decision interpreting a "food recall" insurance policy (technically a product contamination insurance policy or "PCI" for short) provides guidance for food companies selecting food recall insurance policies or in seeking coverage on a food recall claim.
|Food-Contact Substances Subject to Final FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule|
Keller Heckman LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made available on Friday, November 13, 2015, the pre-publication version of a final rule implementing the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs [FSVP] for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals provision of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)....
|FDA Seeks Comments on the Meaning of "Natural"|
Melvin S. Drozen, Alissa D. Jijon, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 20, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2015 As food industry stakeholders are well aware, the use of the term “natural” in food labeling and advertising is fraught with ambiguity and risk of challenge. FDA’s informal policy is that “natural” means nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives...