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FOOD AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

Food-related companies are subject to several different regulatory schemes both domestically and internationally. These regulations shape the nature of the business in many respects, including how the products are positioned and presented in the market. The federal Food and Drug Administration continues to make changes to how foods have to be labeled, allowable ingredients or additives in foods, how those foods are manufactured, and how foods must be labeled. In addition, meat and poultry, as well as some other foods, are subject to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Additionally, foods boasting health claims may come under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission. Thompson Coburn prides itself on counselling its food and dietary supplement clients on how to regulate these crisscrossing, difficult and complicated regulatory schemes which affect the business strategy of our clients.

For our food and dietary supplement clients we handle varied matters including:

  • Drafting HACCP plans
  • Re-drafting food labels, including nutrition panels
  • Filing New Dietary Ingredient Documents
  • Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Recalls and responding to Form 483 Inspection reports
  • Investigations related to marketing and advertising claims
  • Import/Export compliance and detention/seizure matters
  • Representing clients in product liability litigation
  • Advising clients on the application of the FSMA and its impact on the beer industry as it relates to residual yeast products
  • Advising wineries on issues related to labeling, country of origin, and wine making kit labels
  • Advising food clients concerning labeling issues for cheese and other food products
  • Advising meat-packing clients on inspection issues arising from certain packing and processing practices
  • Advising chemical companies on the manufacture and labeling of food additive products

Blog Posts

DOJ continues to investigate, seek recoveries over compounding pharmacy fraud

Connected medical device vulnerabilities continue to impact manufacturers, health care

Fate of legalized cannabis hinges on key vote

FDA to step up enforcement of homeopathic medicine

Recreational marijuana shake-up: Sessions revokes Cole Memorandum

Clinical trials Part I: The upcoming clinical trials reporting rule

The FDA's new Digital Health Plan

FDA’s Health Software PreCert Program to fast-track innovation

FSVP compliance dates arrive, challenges to food industry increase

Interpreting the renewed Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment: A loophole for enforcement?

Publications

Criminal antitrust prosecutions still loom for employers with ‘no-poaching,’ ‘wage-fixing’ agreements

Supreme Court overturns the Federal Circuit, granting more flexibility to biosimilar makers

Supreme Court heralds tectonic shift in venue selection for patent suits

What to do when the government comes calling: A checklist for handling facility inspections

USPTO launches new proof of use audit program

University patents now immune to inter partes review: Will business come calling?

The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now?

5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

D.C. appellate court strikes another nail in the coffin for the Frye test

What U.S. companies need to know about their IP rights post-Brexit

New OSHA reporting and anti-retaliation rules

USPTO publishes new (and largely improved) guidance for subject matter eligibility

Federal Circuit rules objective prong of willful infringement best decided by judge

TCLE

Statutory Changes, New Regulations, and Compliance Deadlines Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

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