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U.S. Supreme Court upholds California’s Proposition 12 law regarding animal welfare

The Supreme Court issued a decision on May 11, 2023, upholding California’s Proposition 12 against a challenge under the U.S. Constitution’s Dormant Commerce Clause. Proposition ...


Precautionary allergen labelling, “free-from” claims and the establishment of thresholds

UK food businesses are required to declare the presence of any of the 14 main allergens if used intentionally as an ingredient or processing aid. However, they are not required to declare...


FDA seeks comment on food labeling information in e-commerce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting comment on the availability of nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information online for packaged foods sold through online...


A Seat at the Table | Hogan Lovells Monthly Food Digest - March 2023

Welcome to A Seat at the Table, Hogan Lovells Monthly Food Digest, where we share our thoughts and insights about some of the past month’s more notable developments when it comes to...


Online claims that put unfair pressure on consumers: new UK guidance on what to avoid

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an online reporting form, encouraging consumers to report businesses which engage in ‘misleading tactics’ such as...


FDA advances nutrition initiatives: dietary guidance statements and salt substitutes in standardized foods

FDA recently issued two nutrition-related initiatives regarding dietary guidance statements and the use of salt substitutes in standardized foods. The first initiative, a draft guidance,...


FSIS Proposes Changes to “Product of the USA” Claims for Meat and Poultry Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a proposed rule that would change the criteria for making voluntary “Product of...


FDA issues draft guidance on labeling of plant-based milk alternatives

On February 22, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance document recommending that plant-based alternative milks that use “milk” in the name...


FDA to test front of pack nutrition labeling schemes through consumer research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to explore the development of a standardized front of package (FOP) nutrition labeling scheme by conducting consumer research.

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