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Regulatory Compliance
Newsletter 2022 V31

In the News

FDA Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ Claim on Food Packages to Help Improve Diet, Reduce Chronic Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging. This proposed rule would align the definition of the “healthy” claim with current nutrition science, the updated Nutrition Facts label and the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.   Read more

FDA Reminds Human and Animal Food Facilities to Register or Renew Registration between October 1 and December 31, 2022

Owners, operators, or agents in charge of a domestic or foreign facility engaged in manufacturing/processing, packing, or holding food for consumption by humans or animals in the U.S., are required to register the facility with the FDA. The registration and renewal period is open between October 1 and December 31, 2022.  Read more

Update on Request for Information About Current Food Contact Uses and Safety Data of Certain Phthalates in Food Packaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for the request for information seeking available use and safety information on the remaining phthalates authorized for use as plasticizers in food contact applications.   Read more

FDA Releases Overview of Activities Underway to Enhance the Safety of Imported Produce

The FDA released its Activities to Enhance the Safety of Imported Produce, which provides an overview of the work underway to advance the safety of produce imported into the United States.  Read more

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Three Companies for Selling Unapproved New Drugs for Mole and Skin Tag Removal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it issued three warning letters to companies for introducing mole and skin tag removal products into interstate commerce that are unapproved new drugs, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). There are no FDA-approved over-the-counter drug products for the removal of moles and skin tags.   Read more

FTC Prepares to Revise Guidance on 'Green' Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is revising its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, otherwise known as Green Guides, to push for more transparency and accuracy in companies marketing the sustainability of their products  Read more

Pharma Company Raises Questions Over Race to Market Between Drugs, Supplements

An anti-aging ingredient being studied in clinical research and marketed in dietary supplements highlights the nuances of a race-to-market provision in the law.  Read more

NARB Recommends P&G Discontinue Odor Elimination Claims for Febreze Products


A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that P&G discontinue certain “odor elimination” claims that P&G makes across its Febreze line of home fragrance products, which include the Febreze air, candle, car, plug, small spaces, and wax melts products.   Read more

FSMA Basics Not So Basic for Food Brands – Podcast

FSMA swept in much-needed food safety regulations for U.S. brands, but many companies continue to struggle with foreign import requirements.  In this podcast, Rae Martin, president of Continuum Partner Consulting interviewed by Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief at Natural Product Insider®  discussed:

  • The most common requirement of FSMA that food brands fail to achieve.

  • The essential component that brands need to achieve FSMA compliance.

  • The one thing Martin would change to FSMA if she could

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Product Development
Newsletter 2022 V30