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Jonathan Emord Appears on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory to Discuss the Passage of the California Vaccination Bill

Listen to Jonathan Emord’s recent appearance on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory.  Jonathan was George Noory’s guest for the first two hours.  He discussed the passage of California’s new vaccination bill, which may substantially reduce the scope of liberty for citizens.  That bill mandates proof of immunization before any child can enroll in public or […]

Vermont GMO Labeling Bill is Constitutional Under the First Amendment

Last Wednesday, FoodNavigator-USA.com published an article written by Elaine Watson and entitled, “Vermont GMO labeling bill heads to governor’s desk. But can it withstand a First Amendment challenge?”  In that article, Watson notes how the bill, which requires GMO labeling for foods produced with genetic engineering and prohibits such foods from being labeled “natural,” has […]

Congressman Pompeo Introduces Bill to Block State GMO Labeling Laws

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced legislation last Wednesday that would preempt state laws that require mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.  Currently, Maine and Connecticut have passed GMO labeling laws that are contingent upon other states approving such laws, but many other states are considering enacting GMO labeling laws. Pompeo’s bill, named the Safe and […]

Congress Introduces GMO Labeling Bill

In response to mounting public pressure, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced companion bills in the Senate and House of Representatives requiring GMO labeling.  The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to state that a genetically engineered food or a food that contains […]

Sen. Durbin to Reintroduce Anti-Supplement Bill

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) plans to reintroduce a disastrous bill called the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act, which is aimed at further regulating the dietary supplement industry.  The bill was originally introduced in 2011 as S. 1310. The bill requires food facilities that manufacture dietary supplements to submit the following information when registering with the FDA […]

Drug Industry Acquisition of the Supplement Marketplace

Although market leaders in the supplement industry appear to be coping with the present recession, most are experiencing a downturn in sales and a few are doing better than in prior years.  The bulk of small to mid-sized companies are struggling, caught in a squeeze between a dramatic reduction in demand and a dramatic increase […]

Proposed Labeling Rule Targets Grocery Stores

FDA announced it has received hundreds of public comments on a proposed rule implementing section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).  Section 4205 of PPACA requires restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations to provide calorie and other nutrition information for […]

FDA Finalizes Rule on New Administrative Detention Regulation

Today, FDA issued a new final rule amending its regulations on administrative detention as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”). Under FSMA and the new final rule, FDA can order administrative detention if there is reason to believe that an article of food is adulterated or misbranded.  See 21 U.S.C. § 334(h)(1)(A); 21 […]

Cooperation with FDA Beneficial During Recalls

There are two types of product recalls:  mandatory and voluntary.  Prior to the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”), FDA did not possess mandatory recall powers with respect to foods, excluding infant formula.  Rather, the agency was limited to requesting that a firm voluntarily initiate a recall, which it usually reserved for urgent situations.  If the […]

Device Companies Taxed to Death

The Affordable Care Act contains a provision that imposes a 2.3% excise tax, effective January 1, 2013, on the total revenues, not net profits, of all medical device manufacturers in the United States.  The excise tax will force many device companies to go out of business or go off shore.  For all others, it will […]


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