In an aim to increase transparency in the U.S. dietary supplement industry, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Braun (R-IN) recently introduced the Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022—a bill that would require manufacturers, packers, and/or distributors of dietary supplements to submit key product information to FDA for inclusion in a public database.
The Ninth Circuit has upheld a preliminary injunction stopping the filing or prosecution of new Prop. 65 lawsuits concerning acrylamide pending the outcome of a lawsuit by the California Chamber of Commerce challenging the Prop. 65 warning for acrylamide as violating the First Amendment.
Businesses continue to feel the pain from the deluge of website accessibility complaints filed by vision-impaired individuals and organizations representing the vision-impaired. Much of the problem is due to the lack clear government direction as to whether commercial websites are covered by the ADA and if so, what is required with respect to accessibility. The U.S. Department of Justice DOJ initiated rulemaking concerning website accessibility in 2010, but that effort was withdrawn in 2017.
A California law taking effect January 1, 2022 requires that plastic beverage containers subject to the California Refund Value (CRV) must include at least 15 percent recycled content. The amount of recycled content increases to 25 percent in 2025, and to 50 percent in 2030.
As many employers develop and implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies, the legal landscape for federal and private vaccine mandates continues to develop. Below are a few recent developments in this area for all employers to consider:
California signed into law last week a number of measures intended to address environmental concerns in consumer products and packaging, including a ban on use of the chasing arrows recycling symbol unless the product or packaging meets statewide recyclability criteria. The law takes effect January 1, 2024.