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|Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes|
Melvin S. Drozen, Alissa D. Jijon, Leslie T. Krasny, Evangelia C. Pelonis, Laura Venker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on June 26, 2014 to discuss the proposed rules to revise the Nutrition Facts label and serving sizes. The meeting featured an overview of the proposed rules by FDA, a panel on stakeholder perspectives with representatives from trade...
|"Battle of the Experts" Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts|
Douglas J. Behr, Melvin S. Drozen, Daniel C. Rubenstein; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014In the increasingly litigious area of food labeling claims, manufacturers received a little help in a recent decision from a federal judge in Maryland. Reviewing a consumer’s assertion that the claimed benefit for a dietary supplement had insufficient scientific support, the Court ruled that...
|FTC Finalizes Settlements of Alleged Safe Harbor Violations Against 14 Companies|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved final orders on Wednesday, June 25, in settlements with 14 U.S. companies over the FTC’s allegations that the companies misrepresented their current participation in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework....
|FTC Cuts Down Plastic Lumber Recycled Content Claims|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014For the second time in five months, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement of allegedly deceptive recycled content claims for plastic lumber.
|Supreme Court: Lanham Act Suit Not Preempted By FDA Regulation|
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June 20, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that competitors may file an action under the Lanham Act to challenge the name, label, marketing and advertising of beverages and other food regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.* Neither the...
|Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Protect a Company From the Risk of Liability to Competitors via Unfair Competition Challenges|
Douglas J. Behr, Alyssia J. Bryant, Melvin S. Drozen, Arthur S. Garrett; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously held that one competitor may sue another under the federal Lanham Act for false, misleading, or deceptive advertising and labeling of its food and beverage products even though the labeling may conform with FDA regulations. The Supreme Court took the...
|FTC Calls for Greater Transparency for Data Brokers|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) called for legislative and industry actions in a 110-page report on the practices of data brokers, released Tuesday. The report is the culmination of an 18-month study of information obtained from nine data brokers, including such prominent companies...
|FDA Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling|
Melvin S. Drozen, Eric S.C. Lindstrom, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On 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...
|FDA Speaks Out on Spent Grains|
Melvin S. Drozen, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On April 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two documents to address the impact of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) animal feed Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) proposal on spent grains, and ultimately, the impact of the animal feed HARPC...
|Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off|
Alyssia J. Bryant; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon. Consistent with this commercial interest and its Congressional mandate, the FAA is developing proposed regulations for...