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|A $75 Check in Response to a Demand Letter Killed a Potential Class Action|
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Robert S. Niemann, Manesh K. Rath, Christopher G. Van Gundy; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 30, 2016Demand letters under consumer protection statutes should not be ignored and may, in limited instances, offer a way to head off significant litigation. For instance, in Demmler v. ACH Food Companies, Inc., Case No. 15-13556 (D. Mass. Jun. 9, 2016), a federal judge dismissed the plaintiff's purported...
|Summaries on FDA's Final Rule on GRAS Notices and the Draft Guidance Document on New Dietary Ingredient Issues|
Melvin S. Drozen, Leslie T. Krasny, Evangelia C. Pelonis, Natalie E. Rainer, Frederick A. Stearns; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 7, 2016, previously published on August 29, 2016The GRAS Notice final rule, published on August 17 amends and clarifies the criteria for determining when a substance may be considered "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) for an intended use in food and, thus, exempt from the premarket approval requirements applicable to "food...
|EPA Issues Short-Term Implementation Measures under the Lautenberg Act|
Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 7, 2016, previously published on August 29, 2016On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two notices in the Federal Register implementing mandates of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act). In one notice, EPA announced the establishment of a 14-member Science Advisory...
|FDA Changes Certain Compliance Dates for Rules Implementing FSMA|
Melvin S. Drozen, Leslie T. Krasny, Laura D. Venker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 24, 2016On August 24, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule (81 Fed. Reg. 57,784) that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the foundational rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These changes are intended to...
|PR Notice 2016-X/2016-XX Labeling for Pesticide Resistance/Guidance for Herbicide Resistance Management, Labeling, Education, Training and Stewardship|
Joseph A. Conti, Martha E. Marrapese, Michael T. Novak, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 25, 2016EPA recently released two draft PR Notices that address pesticide resistance concerns through labeling and other regulatory measures. The PR Notices are PR Notice 2016-X, “Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistant Management Labeling” and PR Notice 2016-XX, Draft...
|FDA Issues Final GRAS Rule; Formally Adopts Voluntary Notification Process|
Joan Sylvain Baughan, Azim Chowdhury, Mitzi Ng Clark, David J. Ettinger, Jeffrey A. Keithline; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 25, 2016, previously published on August 17, 2016The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule In the Federal Register on August 17, 2016, that seeks to clarify the process and criteria used to determine whether the use of a substance in human or animal food is generally recognized as safe (GRAS). The rule applies to...
|Father and Son Food Company Executives Sentenced to Prison for Salmonella Outbreak|
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Robert S. Niemann, Manesh K. Rath; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the sentences of two corporate executives at an Iowa egg production company who were each sentenced to three months in prison, and fined $100,000 for their role in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that affected as many as 56,000...
|FCC Grants Significant TCPA Relief to Energy Utilities and Schools|
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August 16, 2016, previously published on August 5, 2016On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Declaratory Ruling granting in part two separate petitions that were filed last year - one by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association (AGA), and another by Blackboard, Inc. (Blackboard)...
|Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition and E-Vapor Industry Trade Associations file Motion for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Challenging FDA's Deeming Regulation and the Tobacco Control Act |
Azim Chowdhury, Eric P. Gotting; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016On July 25, 2016, Keller and Heckman LLP, on behalf of the Right to be Smoke Free Coalitionand ten national and state e-vapor industry trade associations (the "E-Vapor Coalition"), filed a Motion for Summary Judgement in a lawsuitchallenging parts of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the...
|President Obama Signs S. 764 into Law, Preempting the Vermont GE Labeling Law|
Melvin S. Drozen, Alissa D. Jijon, Leslie T. Krasny, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016We have previously discussed the provisions of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (S. 764) in a client alert titled "United States Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Establish First Mandatory, Nationwide Labeling Requirements for Bioengineered Foods.