• Meat, poultry, and egg products may not be sold, offered for sale, or otherwise distributed in commerce without prior approval of labels by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety


Continue Reading FSIS Proposes to Expand Eligibility for Generic Label Approval and to Discontinue FSIS Evaluation of Voluntarily Submitted Labels That are Eligible for Generic Approval

 Food Cos. Escape Suit Alleging False US Origin Labeling (subscription to Law360 required)

  • The Federal Meat Inspection Action (FMIA) grants the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exclusive authority to


Continue Reading Federal Judge Accepts Preemption Arguments in Dismissing Consumer’s and Rancher’s Putative Class Action Lawsuits Over “Product of USA” Labeling for Beef Imported to the United States for Slaughter and Processing

  • In response to the Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry’s (“ConMéxico”) request for the postponement of Official Mexican Standard NOM-051 (“NOM-051”), Mexican authorities have stated that food


Continue Reading Mexico Allows Food and Beverage Companies to Use Provisional Stickers to Comply with Official Mexican Standard NOM-051

Godiva Can’t Slip Suit Over Using ‘Belgium 1926’ on Labels (subscription to Law360 required)

  • A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Godiva Chocolatier in January 2019 alleges that consumers in


Continue Reading US District Court Refuses to Dismiss Proposed Class Action Against Godiva Over “Belgium 1926” Claim for Chocolate Made in the U.S.

  • On May 26, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued joint warning letters to four companies for the marketing and sale of products


Continue Reading FDA and FTC Issue Warning Letters to Companies Marketing and Selling Products Deemed Fraudulent for the Treatment or Prevention of COVID-19