Court Dismissals of “Made in USA” Class Actions

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.  [...]

FDA Seeks Public Input on the Term “Natural” for Food Products

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 [...]

Looking Forward to the IQPC Global Cosmetics Compliance Summit

Looking Forward to the IQPC Global Cosmetics Compliance Summit

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 [...]

Prop 65 Notice of Intent to List Aloe Vera, Whole Leaf Extract & Goldenseal Root Powder as Known to the State to Cause Cancer

Prop 65 Notice of Intent to List Aloe Vera, Whole Leaf Extract & Goldenseal Root Powder as Known to the State to Cause Cancer

  If you do not know what Prop 65 is, then your cosmetic company is one of the few that has not faced Prop 65 challenges.  Whether or not your company has faced enforcement, all cosmetic companies selling products into California should be aware of Prop 65 and its developments. In sum, Proposition 65 requires [...]

Another FDA Warning Letter & the FDA’s Consumer Outreach Initiative

The FDA closed out March with one more Warning Letter, this one to Skin Authority, LLC.  Per the March 25, 2015, letter, the claims on the company's website "provide evidence that [the cosmetic] products are intended for use as drugs."  The challenged claims included: "improve anti-inflammatory response," "help stimulate collagen," "help inhibit cellular breakdown," open [...]

More FDA Warning Letters: Strong Enforcement Continues in 2015

More FDA Warning Letters: Strong Enforcement Continues in 2015

Traveling to and attending various conferences has prevented me from posting for a couple weeks. So although I have not had time to blog, there has been much to write about-- including the latest round of FDA Warning Letters.  In February and March alone, the FDA has issued at least 5 Warning Letters challenging the drug claims [...]

Going to Expo West? If so, join me for The Future of: Nanos, Naturals, and the Direction of Other No-Nonsense Claims in Cosmetics

Expo West in Anaheim is only a week away! Whether you are going as an exhibitor or simply plan to walk around, network, and browse, I hope you can join me for my presentation:  The Future of: Nanos, Natural, and the Direction of Other No-Nonsense Claims in Cosmetics.  In this informative and interactive session we will discuss [...]