Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

John Fuson

John Fuson

John Fuson is a partner in the firm’s Health Care, Advertising & Product Risk Management (APRM), and White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement groups, focusing on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement and counseling matters. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the firm’s APRM Group. Before joining Crowell & Moring, John served as associate chief counsel at the FDA, with broad law enforcement responsibilities, from 2007-2012. John has experience handling all types of major enforcement actions brought by the FDA, including seizure actions, injunction actions, actions for civil money penalties, and contempt actions. His cases have involved drugs, devices, food, and veterinary drugs.

Read John's bio on Crowell & Moring's website

Subscribe to all posts by John Fuson

Join Us: ABA Food & Supplements 7th Annual Workshop

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Events, Product Liability & Torts
2017 continues to be the year of the Food Safety Modernization Act, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, having completed its roll-out of the major rules implementing this land-mark food safety legislation, moves in earnest with inspections to check on compliance. To help manufacturers prepare for this and other issues confronting the food industry,… Continue Reading

The Devil is in the Details: Recordkeeping a Central Focus in FSMA Inspections

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Product Liability & Torts
The Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, promised sweeping reform of food safety practices from farm to fork, and shifted FDA’s regulatory posture from reacting to food contamination to proactively preventing it. While the Trump administration has vowed to eliminate two regulations for every new… Continue Reading

Safety Agencies after Trump’s “2 for 1” Executive Order: What it May Mean for Regulating the Safety of IoT and other Emerging Technologies

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
Historically, as administrations change at the safety agencies, new priorities and shifting judgments on risk-based hazard assessment drive regulatory burdens up or down. The effect of President Trump’s executive order requiring the repeal of two rules for every one promulgated is yet to be seen when it comes to rulemaking at consumer facing safety agencies… Continue Reading

Webinar: The Safety Agencies in Transition – What to Expect at FDA, CPSC and NHTSA in the First 100 Days

Posted in Events
Join Us for a Webinar – Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Aggressive enforcement, massive recalls and proactive safety agendas left an indelible impression on the product safety world under the Obama administration. Product safety is no longer a bipartisan affair. But what will the Trump administration mean for your regulatory compliance… Continue Reading

The FDA Unveils an Updated Nutrition Facts Label

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
On Friday, May 20, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a “refreshed” Nutrition Facts label, which, except for the addition of trans-fats in 2006, had gone largely untouched since 1994. Consumers will not only notice an updated design, which makes the label larger and bolder, but there are more substantive changes that,… Continue Reading

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules Requiring Importers to Verify Compliance of Foreign Suppliers and Establishing Third-Party Accreditation Standards

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
On July 26, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), continuing the process of implementing the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), published two new proposed rules: one on foreign supplier verification programs for food importers and one on accreditation of third-party food safety auditors. These proposed rules are the foreign counterparts to two… Continue Reading

FDA Issues Definition for ‘Gluten-Free’ on Food Labels

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
On Friday, August 2, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a new regulation establishing standards for when a food product can claim to be “gluten-free.” According to the final rule, food bearing a “gluten-free” label, as well as foods claiming “no gluten,” “free of gluten” or “without gluten,” must not contain more… Continue Reading