On Dec. 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to the owners of online hemp, tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol retailer Hemp-xr.com for introducing adulterated foods into interstate commerce. FDA took issue with certain cookies, edibles, gummies and honey containing delta-8 THC and CBD because they “bear or contain an unsafe food additive.”

In late August, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended rescheduling marijuana from a Schedule I substance to a Schedule III substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Meanwhile Congress is weighing a bill that would create federal safe harbors for financial institutions to accept deposits from state-sanctioned marijuana business operators. Read on for details

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law the California Food Safety Act and amendments to the 2020 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. Together, they ban four additives commonly used in popular snacks and beverages, and an additional 26 chemicals found in many personal care products.

Read on for details about these developments impacting food and personal care

On June 26, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed consent order resolving allegations against a group of leather and other clothing accessory companies regarding Made in USA claims in online and print materials and qualified Made in USA claims on product labels. Read on for details about this enforcement action and key takeaways for

In case you missed our March 23 webinar on regulatory and litigation developments facing the product manufacturing, food and beverage, and retail industries, a recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation materials are now available.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the related topics covered during the