Understanding FDA And USDA Requirements In Food Packaging And Labeling

Together, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) combine to regulate the vast majority of the food that Americans consume. The requirements and approaches of these two agencies differ in fundamental ways. Having dedicated counsel who understands the law and can help to ensure ongoing compliance can be extremely beneficial.

At the law firm of Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., we represent food producers and packaging manufacturers in a broad range of FDA and USDA regulatory compliance matters. We have a complete understanding of the regulations that impact food packaging and labeling, and we have extensive experience helping clients establish and implement comprehensive compliance plans.

Taking A Proactive Approach To Protecting Your Business Interests

A large part of our packaging law practice involves reviewing clients’ current compliance programs and recommending changes based on current laws. Our knowledge of the ongoing changes to the law allows us to provide the most meaningful advice possible and ensure that all pertinent considerations have been addressed.

Discuss Your Regulatory Compliance Needs With A Lawyer

Contact our office in Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about our FDA and USDA compliance services. You can schedule an initial consultation with an attorney by calling 312-977-4647 or sending us an email.

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WHAT ONE COURT CASE CAN TEACH

What One Court Case Can Teach

By Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney-at-law

To help understand the recent scourge of private lawsuits brought against food packagers over the information on their product labels, let’s dive deeply into the recent decision in Mazella v. The Coca-Cola Company, in which consumers in New York State sued Coke claiming its bottled Gold Peak iced tea was misleadingly labeled as being “slightly sweet.” Spoiler alert: The case was dismissed—that is, thrown out—by the judge. I’ll discuss the judge’s lengthy Opinion and Order from July 21. (I can send you a copy if you ask for it at my email address below.)

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