Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

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A Science-Driven Agency Makes a Science-Based Decision: FDA Acknowledges Qualified Health Claim Aimed at Preventing Peanut Allergies

Posted in Product Liability & Torts
Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would allow infant food manufacturers to use a qualified health claim on their labeling to characterize the relationship between consumption of ground peanuts by infants beginning between 4 and 10 months of age and a reduced risk of developing peanut allergy by age… Continue Reading

How Much Cucumber is in My Eye Cream? Why In-House Counsel for Cosmetics Companies Should Care

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
Perusing the labels at your typical cosmetics counter or pharmacy aisle can feel akin to reading the menu of options for a smoothie bar.  “Antioxidants,” “Aloe,” “Vitamin C,” “Almond extract,” “natural fruit,” and “protein” all appear to be popular options.  When it comes to specifics, labels often vary from saying that an ingredient is contained… 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