news April 14, 2016

Ivan Wasserman comments on the FDA’s Reversal on Labeling

Law360, New York (May 11, 2016, 11:53 PM EDT) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement on Tuesday that it will allow Kind LLC to use the word “healthy” on snack bar labels while the agency rethinks what constitutes a healthy food amounts to a tacit concession that its 20-year-old standards aren’t up to date with today’s understanding of nutrition, attorneys said Wednesday.

While the agency characterized its about-face on a 2015 warning letter sent to Kind as a re-evaluation after Kind changed nutritional claims to meet regulatory standards, attorneys said that the agency’s leniency…