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FDA’s Proposed New Definition of “Healthy” Raises Concerns

FDA’s Proposed New Definition of “Healthy” Raises Concerns

FDA’s proposal to redefine “healthy” as a nutrient content claim in food labeling takes a new approach to better align with nutrition science. But some types of healthy foods will not qualify to be labeled as “healthy.”

Minimizing the Risks of Food Labeling Litigation

Thanks to Startup CPG for inviting Lauren Handel to do this webinar on minimizing the risks of food labeling litigation. Watch the video to learn more about this type of litigation and what kinds of label claims and other issues are most commonly targeted by class...

New York Extends Labor Protections to Farmworkers

New York Extends Labor Protections to Farmworkers

Farm workers are often exempted from labor laws that govern wages and hours, regulate working conditions, and guarantee the right to organize. But that is no longer the case in the state of New York, where the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA) was passed...

CBD and Food: What Is the Law?

Can I put cannabidiol (CBD) in my food (or beverage or supplement) product? We get this question a lot these days. It's no wonder that people are confused given seemingly conflicting news reports of late with headlines like, "Evo Hemp: 'Within 6 Months We'll Be Seeing...

It’s Time to Renew Your FDA Food Facility Registration

It's an even-numbered year. That means FDA food facility registrations must be renewed by December 31. If you are the owner, operator or agent in charge of a facility that processes, packs or holds food for consumption in the United States, the facility must be...

Changes to California’s Prop 65

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has overhauled the “clear and reasonable” warning regulations for the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65), effective August 30, 2018. The new approach is designed to reduce the...

FDA Expands List of Carbohydrates That Count as Dietary Fiber

When FDA modernized the nutrition labeling rules in 2016, it also changed how dietary fiber is calculated. The new rule on dietary fiber raised the bar by requiring that ingredients used for fiber fortification in processed foods have at least one FDA-recognized human...

Final Compliance Deadlines for Nutrition Rules

As anticipated, the FDA has formally extended the timeline for compliance with its new rules regarding Nutrition Facts and Serving Sizes.    Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales have until January 1, 2020 to comply. All other manufacturers get an...

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