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    • ‘Tis the Season for a CPG Supply Chain StudyDecember 9th, 2021

      Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like the issuance of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) orders – essentially, subpoenas – to large retailers, wholesalers and suppliers of food, cosmetics, personal care and OTC products, among other things, during the supply chain’s busiest time of the year. Antitrust …

    • The COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act Is Nothing to Sneeze AtNovember 10th, 2021

      Just 30 pages from the end of the 2,124 page Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, you will find the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act.  For the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, this Act signed into law on December 27, 2020 makes it unlawful under …

    • California Goes Above and Beyond the FTC’s Green Guides, Creates a New Standard for RecyclableNovember 1st, 2021

      On October 5, 2021, California signed SB 343 “Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials” into law, amending the state’s law relating to environmental advertising. The result is a California law that is significantly more narrow than the  Federal Trade Commission Guides for the Use of Environmental …

    • The FTC Resurrects Its Penalty Offense Authority in a Big WayOctober 20th, 2021

      Last fall, when AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC was pending before the Supreme Court, former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra (now Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) and Samuel Levine (recently appointed Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection) coauthored …

    • FDA Withdraws Temporary Hand Sanitizer Policies Effective December 31, 2021October 19th, 2021

      The FDA announced last week that it intends to withdraw its guidance documents issued in March 2020 outlining temporary policies regarding the manufacture of hand sanitizers. Effective December 31, 2021, companies manufacturing hand sanitizers and alcohol for use in hand sanitizer under the temporary policies …

    • It’s Groundhog Day for Food Labeling, Again: The Food Labeling Modernization Act is BackAugust 20th, 2021

      In a repeat of 2013, 2015 and 2018, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) has yet again introduced the Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA).  As in the past, there are a few new things of note, and a few other things have been removed (e.g., requirements for …

    • Time is (Not) on Your Side: January 1, 2022 Bioengineered Food Disclosure Deadline is Fast ApproachingJuly 13th, 2021

      While some of us are just starting to recover from graduations, ends of fiscal years, or just looking forward to a summer vacation and listening to the Rolling Stones, time is decidedly not on your side if you have not yet determined if your food …

    • In Seventeen Years will the Cicadas Around FDA’s White Oak Campus Find Complete Culinary Acceptance? Stay TunedJune 3rd, 2021

      As has been widely covered in local and national press in and around the Washington, DC area, this month marks the once every seventeen year emergence of the Brood X cicadas.  These insects are so plentiful in local areas with trees, including FDA’s aptly named …

    • FASTER Law Adds Sesame as Major Food AllergenApril 27th, 2021

      On Friday April 23, President Biden signed into law the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act that designates sesame as the ninth major food allergen.  The first eight major allergens – peanuts, tree nuts, fish, Crustacean shellfish, soy, milk, eggs, and wheat …

    • The Supremes Give the FTC “Nothing but Heartaches”: Court Unanimously Rules No Restitution in Injunction Cases, and How Will This Ruling Impact FDA?April 23rd, 2021

      The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 19-508 (Apr. 22, 2021) [hereinafter Slip Op.], gutting the FTC’s use of §13(b) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 53(b), to obtain equitable monetary …

    • HP&M’s Food, Beverage & Supplement Wrap Up: February 2021March 4th, 2021

      Welcome to the latest edition of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s monthly wrap up of food, beverage and supplement news, including regulations, guidances, events, and whatever else is catching our eye. Food & Beverage Transition: As of this writing, Janet Woodcock is Acting Commissioner of Food …

    • HP&M’s Food, Beverage & Supplement Wrap Up: January 2021February 8th, 2021

      Welcome to the latest edition of HPM’s monthly wrap up of food, beverage and supplement news, including regulations, guidances, events, and whatever else is catching our eye. It’s been quite a January, hasn’t it? Food & Beverage Transition: As of this writing, Janet Woodcock is Acting …

    • AMG v. FTC: A Moot Court-Worthy Conflict at the Supreme CourtJanuary 15th, 2021

      With a legal question that led to a classic oral argument where all nine Justices refused to tip their hands on how the case will turn out, the U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission.  The …

    • HP&M’s Food, Beverage & Supplement Wrap Up: December 2020January 6th, 2021

      Welcome to the final 2020 edition of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s monthly wrap up of food, beverage and supplement news, including regulations, guidances, events, and whatever else is catching our eye.  Happy New Year, everyone. Food & Beverage Make Every Bite Count: USDA and HHS …

    • 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for AmericansJanuary 4th, 2021

      At long last, and with just two days remaining in 2020, HHS and USDA released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines).  For those who work in and around the food industry, the Guidelines are a big deal (I could quote Joe Biden here, but …