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Numerous state, federal and international laws demand truth in advertising, and violations can result in significant consequences. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigates complaints against advertisers accused of making false statements and will take swift action if a violation is identified.

At the law firm of Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of alleged advertising violations and complaints.

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There have been numerous instances where a review of the advertisement prior to its publication could have prevented the release of false or misleading information. We frequently evaluate advertisements for compliance with FTC guidelines and other laws. We can also review product labeling to ensure consistency between labeling information and the advertisement. In addition, we take the time to explain the regulations that inform our feedback so that you are aware of the requirements for future reference.

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GRAS Goes to Congress

GRAS Goes to Congress

By Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney-at-law

Remember that whole business involving NGOs and other folks objecting to the legal system that allows companies to self-determine that their uses of substances are Generally Recognized As Safe (“GRAS”)? And remember how some groups had gone to court to get the system declared unlawful, but late last year the court ruled against them? Well, there’s a new chapter to this story. Now, some members of Congress have proposed a bill that would make changes to the law to address those very same objections.

The GRAS pathway to clearance of the use of substances in packaging and in food is crucially important, and this proposed law has the potential to make enormous changes in various legal obligations. For that reason, packagers should keep a close eye on this latest chapter in the ongoing debate over the policy issues surrounding the GRAS system.

In my view, addressing the complaints we’ve heard for years about the GRAS program required changes in the law, so at least the objectors are in the correct forum. There’s been so much criticism of the Food and Drug Administration lately, what with its slow reaction to the infant formula contamination problem, on top of its handling of issues relating to heavy metals in baby food and various complaints about its handling of COVID and other drug approvals, for some examples. But when it comes to the GRAS program, it’s always seemed that most of the objectors’ objections were better directed at Congress than at FDA.

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