FDA Issues Fact Sheet on Menu Labeling 

The agency reiterated its desire to work with foodservice establishments to help them comply with the rules By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a fact sheet to inform stakeholders about the agency’s continued efforts to implement menu labeling in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. The goal…

FDA notifies four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products from the market for not having required marketing authorization

Agency remains vigilant in investigating and taking action against illegally marketed tobacco products amid epidemic of youth e-cigarette use  By U.S. Food and Drug Administration // August 8, 2019 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters notifying four companies that 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products do not have the required marketing authorization,…

FDA Proposal Would Worsen Teen E-Cigarette Use

NACS CEO Henry Armour argues the agency should actively enforce laws against sales to minors By NACS Online // July 08, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In an op-ed published by CNBC today, Henry Armour, NACS president and CEO, addresses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed policy changes to deal with the public health risks associated with…

Industry Sounds Off On Supreme Court Ruling

Wine & Spirits Daily // June 28, 2019 On June 27, 2019, the US Supreme Court struck down Tennessee’s residency requirement to obtain a liquor license in the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (and Total Wine & More) case [see WSD 06-26-2019]. TRADE GROUP RESPONSES A MIXED BAG…

Supreme Court Rules in Retailers’ Favor in SNAP FOIA Case

Ruling gives businesses stronger protection from forced public disclosure of confidential data By NACS Online // June 25, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a win for retailers, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled 6-3 against a South Dakota newspaper seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on stores’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) sales data, finding that…

Cannabis stocks fall after FDA hearing on CBD finds conflicting views of substance

June 4, 2019 // www.marketwatch.com Hearing ‘highlighted messy state of the industry, with widespread use of CBD products with minimal standardization,’ says analysts. Cannabis stocks were mostly lower Monday, as investors digested the first reports from Friday’s regulatory hearing on cannabis and its ingredients and the news that Illinois is legalizing weed for adult recreational…