Tag Archives: NEW JERSEY

N.J. May Ban Both Paper and Plastic Grocery Bags

A bill to ban plastic grocery bags could be expanded to include paper bags, according to the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Bob Smith (D-Middlesex). The bill, S2776, currently would prohibit carryout bags made of plastic film, polystyrene foam food service products, single-use plastic straws, and would assess a fee on paper carryout bags. Sen. Smith, … Continue Reading

Ask Your Doctor About…Supplements

New Jersey amends law to facilitate distribution of dietary supplements by physicians. In recent years, the dietary supplement industry has grappled with concerns about regulation and enforcement action at the state level.  In terms of state-specific regulation, New Jersey law prohibited physicians from distributing more than a 7-day supply of any drug and imposed pricing … Continue Reading

“Local” News

“Local” claims could become latest trend in food labeling. For years, food marketers have relied on claims such as “organic” and “natural” to attract consumers in the marketplace.  “Non-GMO” claims also have become more popular of late.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the regulatory regime governing “organic” claims, but no consistent or clear … Continue Reading

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