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Reminder: Opportunity to comment on draft “healthy” symbols for FDA’s planned consumer research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft options for a new voluntary “healthy” symbol for packaged foods to depict the nutrient content claim.

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FDA to test voluntary “healthy” symbols through consumer research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently signaled its continued interest in developing a voluntary “healthy” symbol for packaged foods as a representation of the ...

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Top 10 list of food safety and compliance scenarios

In this article our food and beverage team outlines the top 10 reasons to call a food regulatory lawyer for food safety and compliance issues.

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FDA extends enforcement discretion for UFI food facility registration requirement to December 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued updated guidance that extends agency enforcement discretion over compliance with the requirement that domestic and foreign food...

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HHS postpones final SUNSET rule for one year pending judicial review

On 19 March 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) postponed for one year the effective date of the Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated...

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A seat at the enforcement table: ‘I wish I would have acted sooner’

Following 42-plus years of practice, including 25 at the Food and Drug Administration, senior counsel Joseph Levitt shares important lessons he learned from food...

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FDA issues letter to baby and toddler food manufacturers on chemical hazards

On 5 March 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to baby and toddler food manufacturers and processors covered by the preventive control provisions of the...

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HHS Publishes Final SUNSET Rule With New Exemptions and Timelines

On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) published in the Federal Register Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated and Necessary...

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FDA, USDA, and CDC release annual report announcing the sources of foodborne illness

On 18 December 2020 the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) announced the release of its 2018 annual report on the sources of foodborne illness involving the pathogens...

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