On May 10, FDA announced that it will reevaluate regulations concerning nutrient content claims (NCCs), including the definition of “healthy.” An NCC is a claim on a food product label that directly or by implication characterizes the level of a nutrient in a food (e.g., “low fat,” “high in fiber,” “healthy”).
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On November 6, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued long-awaited guidance on its fortification policy for adding nutrients to foods in the form of a Questions and Answers Guidance for Industry.
Confirming what coffee and tea connoisseurs have long known, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January declared that 400mg of caffeine per day is not a safety concern.
What recourse do businesses have when their products are incorrectly identified as the source of a foodborne illness outbreak?
Throughout 2013, the FDA issued several Warning Letters to manufacturers of medical foods, suggesting that the FDA’s final guidance may narrow its interpretation of the definition of “medical foods.” The details and implications of these Warning Letters are discussed in a Food Industry LawFlash from our FDA Practice.