Helping Manufacturers Ensure Compliance In Food Packaging Materials

With ever-changing compliance rules, manufacturers need to be sure that the materials they receive are acceptable for use in the packaging they produce. Information from materials suppliers is one important source of information, and needs to be carefully reviewed, and in some cases, further investigation is advised. If any material is not compliant, the manufacturer and the supplier could be held accountable under the law.

If you have questions about whether any component of your packaging is compliant, it is important that you have sound advice from a qualified attorney. At the law firm of Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., we represent clients across the United States and around the world in a wide variety of food packaging component review and compliance matters.

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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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