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The association between the alcohol beverage and cannabis industries continues to grow. Dan O'Neill, a former CEO of Molson Brewery and past senior executive at Campbell Soup Company and H.J. Heinz, has recently joined the board of CannaRoyalty.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived drug, Epidiolex®, for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy.
Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to pay a $27.25 million civil penalty to settle charges, the largest CPSC has ever imposed on one company.
The FTC announced a proposed settlement of another "Made in USA" enforcement action, and in response, an industry trade association requested policy changes.
FDA withdraw withdrew Import Alert 66-38, “Skin Care Products labeled as Anti-Aging Creams” (IA 66-38).
Proposition 65 requires that businesses with 10 or more employees provide a clear and reasonable warning to California consumers before knowingly and intentionally exposing them to any chemical on a list of more than 900 chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Though not a national holiday, it is significant that the designation of the first Friday in October as "Manufacturing Day" resulted from bi-partisan resolutions in both houses of Congress as recognition of the contribution that US manufacturing makes to the economy.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced a series of reforms to the procedures of the Bureau of Consumer Protection that are intended to streamline information requests and improve transparency in Commission investigations.
President Trump signed a Proclamation declaring the first "Made in America Day" on July 17, 2017, and the first "Made in America Week" from July 16 to 22, 2017, with the intent of recognizing the contributions of American workers and job creators.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that four companies marketing paint products agreed to settle charges they deceptively promoted their paints as containing zero volatile organic compounds or being emission-free, including during and immediately after application.
The CPSC also alleged that Kawasaki knowingly made a material misrepresentation to CPSC staff by underreporting the number of incidents associated with one of the ROV models and failing to report any incidents regarding two others.
FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors held a Public Meeting last week to provide interested parties with a summary of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation’s upcoming annual meeting.
As interest continues to mount among consumers in knowing what chemicals they are exposed to in their daily lives, New York recently became the first state to announce that it is implementing a disclosure requirement for ingredients in household cleaning products.
On May 18, 2017, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed a proposed bill (S. 118) entitled the "Reinforcing American Made Products Act of 2017," and moved the measure to the Senate floor.
March and April were very busy months for the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Consumer Protection staff who focus on “Made in USA” enforcement.
The Forum focused on the consumer implications of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, two rapidly developing technologies.
In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz discuss perfumes and cosmetics and what retailers need to know to bring them to market.
In a non-precedential ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board) held that the mark 100 PERCENT WINE for wine is likely to be confused with CENTO PER CENTO for wine in light of a likelihood of confusion analysis which included applying the doctrine of foreign equivalents.