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U.S. Food Law Preview - Key issues affecting the food industry in 2023

We’re a few weeks into 2023, and while some new year’s resolutions may have already fallen to the wayside, there are plenty of food law issues that will take us through 2023 and ...


USDA issues final rule strengthening oversight and enforcement of its organic regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has amended its organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the National Organic Program...


FTC seeks to reinvigorate enforcement of Robinson-Patman Act

The US Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) reported investigations of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo. Inc. for price discrimination are a significant step toward the...


Cannabis legal in Germany in 2023? Potential requirements for production, distribution and trade

The three governing parties in Germany had already included the plan to legalise cannabis in their coalition agreement of 2021. After the cabinet agreed by resolution on a key points paper...


OEHHA finalizes new Proposition 65 regulation governing exposure to acrylamide in cooked foods

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency that implements California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65), recently finalized a regulation that addresses...


Maine DEP reverses course and clarifies food packaging containing PFAS need not be reported

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made important updates to its website last week, stating that product packaging, including food packaging, that contains intentionally ...


Reagan-Udall Foundation issues report with recommendations for strengthening FDA’s Human Foods Program

On December 6, 2022, the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (“RUF”) issued a highly anticipated report on FDA’s Human Foods Program (the Program) capturing the findings...


FDA issues final and draft guidance on allergen labeling requirements

On November 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents about food allergen labeling requirements. First, FDA issued a draft guidance titled Questions and...


Giving deforestation the ax – The proposed regulation on deforestation-free products

On September 13, 2022, the European Parliament voted to adopt a regulation on deforestation-free products (Proposal for a Regulation on the making available on the Union market as well as...

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