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|FDA Adverse Event Data Release May Mean More Lawsuits|
Joanne S. Hawana, Daniel Joseph Herling; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 10, 2017, previously published on January 18, 2017Law 360, New York (January 18, 2017, 11:47 AM EST) - The recent release of a large cache of historical data on reported adverse events, along with government plans to make raw data available on an ongoing basis, may have ripple effects on consumer class actions and other types of lawsuits filed...
|High Expectations During the Trump Administration|
Bethany Hills, Brian Malkin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 9, 2017, previously published on January 23, 2017The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely undergo many changes in 2017 during the Trump Administration. Although Dr. Robert M. Califf has expressed a desire to remain as Commissioner, a new Commissioner will likely be appointed. Structurally, the FDA must establish at least one...
|FDA Finalizes New Rule "Clarifying" When a Tobacco Product is Actually a Medical Product|
Owen Chaput, Azim Chowdhury, John B. Dubeck, Benjamin K. Wolf; Keller and Heckman LLP;
March 7, 2017, previously published on January 27, 2017The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) "Deeming Regulation" became effective on August 8, 2016, extending the Agency's regulatory authority over tobacco products beyond traditional cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco products to include "other"...
|FDA’s Enforcement Priorities Likely to Change in 2017 and Other “Unknowable Knowns”|
Joanne S. Hawana, Bethany Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 27, 2017, previously published on January 17, 2017As we enter a new era in which executive agencies are headed by President Trump, we are also faced with many other transformative changes that will affect FDA-regulated entities in a significant and lasting way. This post will outline some of our thoughts related to what could face FDA and its...
|Trouble on the Menu: Website Accessibility Lawsuits Highlight Need for ADA Compliance in the Digital Space|
Alexander P. Fuchs, Lewis S. Wiener; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP;
February 24, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017In their article for Modern Restaurant Management, Sutherland attorneys Lewis Wiener and Alexander Fuchs provide insight on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits places of public accommodation, like restaurants, from discriminating against individuals with disabilities.
|FSIS Proposes Amended Nutrition Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products|
Evangelia C. Pelonis, Brian P. Sylvester; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 20, 2017, previously published on January 19, 2017On January 19, 2017, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a proposed rule to revise its nutrition labeling requirements for meat and poultry products to reflect current scientific research and dietary recommendations. 82 FR 6732. The changes seek to parallel the U.S. Food and...
|Guidelines for Cottage Food Businesses in Texas|
The Posey Law Firm P.C.;
February 17, 2017, previously published by Hg.org on Winter 2017The rapid growth in cottage food businesses has been fueled by the presence of online commerce platforms like Etsy and the rapid expansion of the local food movement. With the growing acceptance of farmer's markets and other peer to peer commerce models, many people are taking their hobby and...
|Katia Merten-Lentz Published in Euro Food Law Explaining the Controversy Over the Herbicide Glyphosate|
Katia Merten-Lentz; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 8, 2017, previously published on January 18, 2017Controversy over the herbicide glyphosate has been raging for years in Europe but the plant protection product has neither been subject to an outright ban or given the all-clear. Katia Merten-Lentz of international law firm Keller and Heckman explains how glyphosate found itself in limbo.
Sweet Pink Flesh Pineapple” - Oh My!|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 18, 2016First off, I will admit that I am somewhat of a sucker for fresh pineapple (in fact, it was my “gorging” food of choice during my pregnancies, when I could literally eat a whole pineapple in one sitting - which is embarrassing but, in my opinion, better than cravings for weird...
|Wine Fraudster Sentenced to Prison|
Lillian Holmes; Callahan Blaine A Professional Law Corporation;
January 23, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016A federal judge sentenced John Fox, former owner of Berkeley wine shop Premier Cru, to six and a half years in federal prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of defrauding more than 4,000 customers out of about $45 million.