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Agencies Unbound: How COVID-19 Prompted Regulatory Flexibility and What it May Mean for the Future FDLI

The COVID-19 crisis called for governmental responses of unprecedented scale, scope, and speed. COVID-19 stressed not only medical infrastructure, supply chains, and financial systems, but...

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FTC issues Final Rule codifying policy on unqualified “Made in USA” claims and authorizing penalties

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Final Rule, which codifies the Commission’s longstanding “all or virtually all” policy on unqualified U.S.-origin...

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FDA releases priority list of food guidance documents FDA intends to publish by June 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) recently released a list of priority...

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Supreme Court finds FTC lacks authority to seek monetary relief under Section 13(b)

On 22 April, the Supreme Court dealt a striking blow to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) longstanding reliance on Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) as a...

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FDA requests information on labeling of cell-cultured seafood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting public comment on the labeling of seafood products made using cell culture technology. FDA’s Request for Information...

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Releases Scientific Advisory Report for 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently released its competed Scientific Advisory Report (1), which will serve as the basis of the recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary ...

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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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FTC proposal codifying “Made in USA” standard extends enforcement to online advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on 22 June 2020 voted to adopt regulations codifying its long-standing Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims (Policy Statement) (1). The...

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