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FDA releases Draft Compliance Policy Guide for Major Food Allergen Labeling and Cross-contact

On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) for FDA staff regarding major food allergen labeling and cross-contact. The ...


U.S. Supreme Court upholds California’s Proposition 12 law regarding animal welfare

The Supreme Court issued a decision on May 11, 2023, upholding California’s Proposition 12 against a challenge under the U.S. Constitution’s Dormant Commerce Clause. Proposition ...


FDA Invites Comment on Petition Seeking to Repeal Color Additive Listing for Titanium Dioxide in Food

On April 14, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a petition submitted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and several other NGOs requesting that the agency repeal its...


Precautionary allergen labelling, “free-from” claims and the establishment of thresholds

UK food businesses are required to declare the presence of any of the 14 main allergens if used intentionally as an ingredient or processing aid. However, they are not required to declare...


USDA releases proposal to declare Salmonella an adulterant in raw breaded and stuffed chicken products

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its proposed determination to declare Salmonella an adulterant in...


FDA seeks comment on food labeling information in e-commerce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting comment on the availability of nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information online for packaged foods sold through online...


DOJ’s Consumer Protection Branch rolls out new voluntary self-disclosure policy

On March 3, 2023, the Consumer Protection Branch (CPB) of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) publicly released a new voluntary self-disclosure policy (“CPB VSD ...


A Seat at the Table | Hogan Lovells Monthly Food Digest - March 2023

Welcome to A Seat at the Table, Hogan Lovells Monthly Food Digest, where we share our thoughts and insights about some of the past month’s more notable developments when it comes to...


Online claims that put unfair pressure on consumers: new UK guidance on what to avoid

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an online reporting form, encouraging consumers to report businesses which engage in ‘misleading tactics’ such as...

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