Within a month of California becoming the first state in the nation to ban manufacturing with, selling, or distributing food items that contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO), FDA has proposed to revoke the regulation authorizing the use of BVO in food as an additive. Continue Reading FDA Moves to End Use of Brominated Vegetable Oil in Food
Abby Meyer is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group a member of the firm’s Food & Beverage team.
On March 24, 2023, FDA issued its draft guidance for industry regarding the use of “Dietary Guidance Statements” on food labeling. FDA defines “Dietary Guidance Statements” as voluntary labeling statements, images, or words used on food packaging that convey that the food item is part of, or contributes to, a “nutritious dietary pattern.” As noted by FDA, Dietary Guidance Statements provide manufacturers with an additional set of messages that can be used on-pack, beyond nutrient content claims or “healthy” claims. FDA has issued the guidance as part of its wider effort to create a healthier food supply for Americans and ensure consumers have more, and “better”, nutrition information about the foods they purchase.Continue Reading “Dietary Guidance Statements” in Food Labeling: What You Need to Know About FDA’s Latest Draft Guidance for the Food Industry
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period for its proposed new “healthy” regulations for food packaging. The new deadline for comments is February 16, 2023. The 50-day extension follows requests from stakeholders to allow additional time for interested persons to submit comments to the proposed regulations. Continue Reading Comment Period for “Healthy” Regulations Extended; But Consumer Class Actions Targeting “Health Halos” May Continue