Dietary Supplement Legal Update - April 2016


Editors: Kevin M. Bell and Richard J. Oparil

Since passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), the dietary supplement industry has grown to more than $35 billion in annual sales. This robust growth of the industry reflects not only increased interest among consumers in these products, but also significant advancements in nutrition and wellness science and new legal and regulatory challenges to appropriately monitor this marketplace. There have been several recent developments on the legal and regulatory issues challenging the dietary supplement industry, both on the federal and state level. 

In this issue:

  • Voluntary GMO Labeling Bill Fails In Senate; Vermont GMO Law Challenge Pending
  • Senator McCaskill Requests DOJ Records Of Enforcement Actions After Attorney General Lynch Warns On Supplements
  • Senator Heinrich Asks FDA To Increase Enforcement
  • FTC Reaches Settlement With Companies Falsely Promoting Their Personal Care 
  • California Supreme Court Holds "Organic" Unfair Competition Claim Is Not Preempted By Federal Law
  • FDA Sued Over Legality Of Action On GE Salmon
  • FDA Issues Revised Guidance Concerning Dietary Supplements Labeling
  • Comments Requested on Label Statements
  • FDA Sends Warning Letters On Acacia Rigidula
  • Groups Seek FDA's Revocation Of Perchlorate As A Food Additive
  • Pom Wonderful Loses False Advertising Case Against Coca-Cola 
  • Chobani Yogurt Labelling Case On Appeal To Ninth Circuit 
  • New Jersey Supplement Company Owner Pleads Guilty
  • Pure Green Coffee Companies Enter Into Consent Order
  • 5-Hour Energy Wins Trademark Infringement Case
  • California Proposes Changes to Prop. 65 Regulations

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