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California’s OEHHA releases draft report questioning the safety of FDA approved certified colors

On August 28, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by chemical substances, released a...

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National Advertising Division Issues Decision on “100% Natural,” Satiety, and Curbing Cravings Claims

A recent action by the National Advertising Division (NAD), a self-regulatory arm of the Better Business Bureau, addresses the level of proof necessary to support "natural" and...

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Lessons learned from post-9/11 and anthrax experiences to be applied to COVID-19 in the food industry

As we face huge challenges from COVID-19, I am reminded daily of the parallels we faced in the 9/11 aftermath and related anthrax incident nearly 20 years ago when I was Director of FDA's...

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FTC seeks public comment on endorsement guides; comment period extended

On social media and other digital advertising platforms, proper disclosure of material interests between an endorser and the product manufacturer is critical to inform consumers and avoid...

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Proposed measures in Germany for safeguarding supply of critical goods in the combat against COVID-19

In the wake of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government is proposing to enable further measures on a federal level. The proposal includes important measures concerning ...

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National Advertising Division Refers Supplement Advertising to FTC

A recent action by the National Advertising Division (NAD), a self-regulatory arm of the Better Business Bureau, illustrates that advertisers who participate but decline to be bound by an...

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USDA publishes interim final rule on Hemp: key takeaways

On October 31, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published an interim final rule (IFR) on domestic hemp production. This rule establishes a regulatory framework for...

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Regulation of cannabis in Italy: Use in food and cosmetics

In Italy the cultivation and the industrial use of hemp has a long tradition and recent changes in law have led to a revival.

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Dietary Supplement Regulation Update: FDA Announces Public Meeting on Responsible Dietary Supplement Innovation; FDA Launches Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List

As a part of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) initiative to modernize and reform dietary supplement oversight, FDA announced it will hold a public meeting on...

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