There have been numerous stories in the media about the heartbreaking illnesses associated with vaping. In this post on Husch Blackwell’s Cannabis Law Now blog, Seth Mailhot (with the help of Fall Clark Julia Banegas) explains the launch of a criminal probe by the FDA, the parallel investigation by the CDC and details how companies
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent Warning Letters to three companies that sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and advertise that the products prevent, treat, or cure disease without substantiation of the purported health benefits. The products covered by these warnings letters were oils, tinctures, gummies, and dietary supplements.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would require health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising. The warnings include color images depicting some of the lesser-known health risks of cigarette smoking. This is FDA’s second attempt to require graphic warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements.
We are approximately nine months into FDA’s animal feed and pet food facility inspections for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PC) rule. With PC inspections starting for small businesses this Fall, there are a few lessons we have learned from the inspections that have occurred to date.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to discuss its regulatory approach to products that contain cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). The public hearing was intended to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling and sale of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. Along with holding the public meeting, FDA is accepting written comments through a docket on those topics until July 1, 2019. …
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AgWeb discussed drop in farm income.
Computerworld reported on FDA pilot programs for A.I. and block chain technology to trace food.
CBS News reported on food insecurity in the United States.
Reuters reported on USDA statements on no plans for future aid to farmers for trade conflicts.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently issued an industry circular which makes clear that cannabidiol (CBD), a product derived from hemp, is not permitted in alcohol beverages.
TTB generally consults with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when establishing whether an ingredient for use in an alcoholic beverage is safe.…
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Politico reported on FDA issues with the rush of new cannabis products.
Food Safety News discussed the link between farm biodiversity and food safety.
Food Dive reported on investments in alternative protein foods.
The Minneapolis Post Bulletin discussed the drop in farm income for 2018.
The Wisconsin State Journal discussed the huge growth in hemp farm applications.
AgriPulse reported on consumer demands impacting the food supply chain.
The East Bay Times reported on research at Cal Berkeley to grow food without fertilizer.
CBS News discussed the coming boom in CBD shops.
Reuters reported on FDA plans to issue new meat
The Business Standard reported on a new method to purify water using sunlight.
Reuters reported on a Supreme Court decision on the Endangered Species Act.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune discussed soybean storage issues as a result of Chinese trade disputes.
Nation’s Restaurant News reported on the FDA and CDC update on romaine lettuce contamination.