Join Me at Expo West for a Presentation on “Greenwashing: FDA/FTC Investigations on the Rise – How to Safeguard Your Company”

What better way to spend Saturday afternoon after spending a few days walking the exhibit floor?!  If you attend the Natural Products Expo West, I hope you will join me for the informative and thought provoking presentation: Greenwashing: FDA/FTC Investigations on the Rise – How to Safeguard Your Company.  The presentation is sponsored by California Baby. Continue reading “Join Me at Expo West for a Presentation on “Greenwashing: FDA/FTC Investigations on the Rise – How to Safeguard Your Company””

USDA Seeking Comments: Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order Proposed Rule

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a Proposed Rule and a Proposed Order relating to the development of an Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order.  The Proposed Rule invites comments for conducting a referendum to determine whether entities are in favor of the issuance of the Proposed Order.  The Proposed Order, on the other hand, could result in a mandatory research and promotion program that would require entities with gross sales in excess of $250,000 for the previous marketing year of certified organic agricultural commodities, would pay an assessment to the program of one-tenth of one percent of net organic sales.  The range of “organic products” covered by the proposed order includes “personal care products,” i.e., cosmetics.  The comment period ends March 20, 2017. Continue reading “USDA Seeking Comments: Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order Proposed Rule”