Reliable Representation For US And International Food Labeling Requirements

Food, drug and device labeling is heavily regulated, with requirements for both mandatory content as well as voluntary claims made regarding the product. Understanding international and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food labeling requirements is essential to ensuring that you remain compliant.

The typical food label contains a statement of identity, net weight of contents, name of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, nutrition fact panel, and a list of ingredients, including allergens. However, additional regulations can come into play depending on the types of voluntary claims you choose to include.

At the law firm of Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., we represent clients in a wide array of domestic and international food labeling matters. We are prepared to advise all issues related to labeling requirements. We have decades of experience, and attorney Greenberg has taught a two-day short course on food labeling for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). You will be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable or better prepared advisor in these matters.

Providing Comprehensive Food Labeling Compliance Services

As with most other areas of compliance, proper preparation is often the best approach. We work with many clients who send us prints of their labels for review prior to distribution of the product. We frequently review labels for clients and provide feedback on any changes we would recommend in order to ensure compliance.

We are also committed to helping clients become familiar with labeling requirements. In addition to providing feedback and recommending changes to your label, we will also provide you with a complete explanation of our rationale and the regulations that led to our recommendations.

Contact Our Law Firm To Discuss Your Labeling Issues

From our office in Chicago, Illinois, we represent clients throughout the United States and around the world in a wide array of labeling requirement matters. Contact us to schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer. You can reach us by phone at 312-977-4647 or via 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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