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.
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 […]
Are you going to SupplySide® West? If so, I hope you will join me and two other presenters at the Workshop titled “Science & Innovation Driving the Beauty Category.” In the workshop, I will discuss the legal requirements relating to supply chain verification and best practices relating to novel cosmetic ingredients.
In 2015, as a follow-up, in part, to the “Green Guides,” the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the USDA’s National Organic Program (“NOP”) co-funded an Internet-based study that surveyed 8,015 consumers about their perceptions and understanding of “recycled content” and “organic” claims. A purpose of the study was to determine whether additional guidance regarding the […]
I have decided to try my hand at drafting a post on the WordPress app on my iPhone. I arrived in Ann Arbor –luckily unaffected by the various Delta airline issues–and am sitting waiting for what would be considered a late dinner (per the time zone). Tomorrow I will be attending NSF’s GRMA Summit. I […]
In July, the U.S. FDA issued four warning letters to cosmetics companies. Although only two were prepared by the same office, there were consistent themes across the four letters. As previously discussed here, the FDA continues to crack down on companies making what amount to drug claims on various “cosmetic” products. But what companies need […]
Two cases involving allegations that companies falsely labeled their products as “Made in USA” and thereby violated California’s “Made in USA” statute have recently been dismissed. In April, the Southern District Court of California dismissed all claims against Heinz. Then, earlier this month on June 6, the Central District Court of California dismissed all claims against Stearn’s Products. […]
I am looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and new at Expo West next week. Will you be there? Are you an exhibitor? If so, let me know your booth number and I will stop by. Or, would you like to meet face to face? Send me a message and let’s connect! –Angela
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the establishment of a docket to receive information and comments from the public on the use of the term “natural” in food labeling. The FDA’s action is in response to 3 citizen petitions asking that the FDA define the term “natural” and 1 citizen petition asking the […]
Just a few minutes to boarding my flight to Amsterdam where I will be presenting at the Global Cosmetics Compliance Summit. If you are not yet signed up, I am told it is not too late. Running from June 8-10, the Conference is set to be very engaging with experts from industry, law, and government discussing the […]