Tag Archive: imports

Jun 07

Cosmetic Products and the FDA

FDA Regulation of Cosmetics Products Importers introducing cosmetic products into the United States must be mindful of FDA regulations, which can present a barrier to market entry if the appropriate steps are not taken to ensure compliance. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) works in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to monitor …

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Jun 30

FDA Bans Trans Fats

FDA Issues Final Determination Concerning Partially Hydrogenated Oils The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long reacted to the public concern over trans fatty acids (also known as TFA or trans fats) found in foods as a part of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs).  FDA recently issued its final decision on how it would categorize …

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Oct 27

FDA Imports: Foods and Cosmetics

Do you ever wonder how your favorite exotic cheese, foreign cookies, or champagne make it to the United States? As it turns out, importing food and cosmetics into the United States is not as simple as putting it in boxes and shipping it to the supermarket or local drug store. The U.S. Food and Drug …

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Jul 02

FDA Warning Issued Regarding Weight Loss Products

On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released an advisory, warning consumers not to use bee pollen capsule marketed under the name Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen. The purpose for the advisory, previously reported here, was to alert the public that the product contained potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredients, which had …

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May 06

FDA to Regulate New Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes

On April 24, 2014, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its publication of newly proposed regulations pertaining to new tobacco products, as permitted by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. The products covered under the newly-proposed regulations are any tobacco related products that fall under the statutory definition of …

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Apr 28

FDA Publishes Draft Guidance on Honey Labeling

On April 11, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a draft guidance document, entitled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Proper Labeling of Honey and Honey Products” (“Guidance”). The Guidance provides industry with guidelines on how to properly label honey and related products in order to ensure that these products are not labeled in …

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Jun 03

FDA Issues Final Rule on Prior Notice for Imported Food

On May 29, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule that adopts, without change, the Interim Final Rule (IFR), entitled “Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food,” that was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 25542) on May 5, 2011. In particular, the final rule adopts the IFR’s …

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Jun 01

FDA Alerts Consumers of an Array of Dangers Associated with Reumofan Plus Supplement

On June 1, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued an alert to consumers on the product Reumofan Plus. Purportedly marketed as a dietary supplement, Reumofan Plus is manufactured in Mexico by the company Riger Naturals. According to the Agency the product poses a risk to consumers and those currently taking the product …

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Apr 23

FDA Publishes Global Engagement Report, Highlighting Efforts Abroad

On April 23, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released its “Global Engagement Report,” a document detailing the various strategies undertaken by the agency to ensure that FDA-regulated products, including foods, medical devices, drugs, etc., are manufactured under the same quality and safety standards as those produced domestically. Found here, the Engagement Report …

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