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Is Your Product Label Up to Code?

The FDA strictly regulates what you put on your product label if you’re manufacturing or selling dietary supplements. Recently, a popular essential oil and aromatherapy company came under FDA fire for claims of treating and curing diseases. This is a clear violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Here’s what you need […]

FTC Crackdown on Health Claims Ensnares Supplement Company

The Federal Trade Commission settled charges Friday with dietary supplement marketer Lunada Biomedical Inc. for $250,000. The company marketed its diet supplement Amberen as causing weight loss, loss of belly fat and an increase in metabolism in women over 40 who are experiencing or transitioning to menopause. “The Lunada defendants made strong claims about the […]

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (FY 2012)

How does FDA identify a high-risk (HR) facility? The agency is utilizing a decision-making process based on the risk factors identified in section 421(a)(1) of the FD&C Act, which are: The known safety risks of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at the facility; The compliance history of a facility, including with regard to […]

USFDA to decide BPA ban in food packaging by 31 March – Food Business Review

The US Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to ban the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food packaging by 31 March. BPA is an industrial chemical that causes reproductive and fetal development problems, prostate and several other cancers. According to Endocrine-Related Cancer Journal, BPA was found in the urine of 93% of Americans, […]

Hamburg: FDA Needs More Resources for Food Safety

by Helena Bottemiller | Mar 01, 2012 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Thursday warned of more outbreaks and import problems if food safety is not properly funded and defended a proposal to collect registration fees to help pay for oversight. During a House appropriations hearing on the FDA’s budget, which is increasingly […]

Obama Fee on Food Processors for Safety Would Raise Prices, Industry Says – Bloomberg

By Stephanie Armour – Feb 24, 2012 3:05 PM ET An Obama administration plan to raise $220 million for food-safety programs through fees on processing plants, warehouses and other facilities would hit consumers with higher food prices, industry groups said. Congress rejected including a similar proposal in the Food and Drug Administration’s budget request last […]

Obama Touts Food, Water Protections in State of the Union

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama said that while he’s in favor of reforming outdated and unnecessary regulations, he won’t be backing down on food or water safety. "I’m confident a farmer can contain a milk spill without a federal agency looking over his shoulder," said the President in an hour-long […]

FDA: We’ll publish FSMA foreign supplier verification rules ‘soon’

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has missed its January 4 deadline for publishing details of how it will regulate imported food under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but says it will update the industry “soon”. Asked when it would publish rulemaking on its proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Program, come up with a […]

OMB Says Food Agency Merger Is Next

A single federal food safety agency, long sought by many advocates, will happen if Congress grants the Obama Administration authority to reorganize the government, according to the subscription news service The Hagstrom Report. In its Friday edition, The Hagstrom Report said Office of Management and Budget Director for Management, Jeff Zients, said that if Congress […]

The Food and Drug Law Institute | Publications | Books and White Papers

The Food Safety Modernization Act: A Comprehensive Practical Guide to the Landmark Legislation provides in-depth analysis on the groundbreaking Food Safety Modernization Act’s history, major provisions and implementation. Both a practical and scholarly work, this publication is an authoritative resource for the new era of food safety regulation. With contributions from experts on the law […]

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