Practice Groups

Health Services

FDA & FTC Compliance

Our attorneys have longstanding experience in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulatory matters, counseling clients in the laws governing the manufacture and marketing of foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics. Our clients operate in the natural products, nutritional supplements and ingredient industries.

Rivkin Radler represents clients on issues relating to FDA compliance, including labels, labeling claims (including structure/function claims), and good manufacturing practices. We also guide clients through the FDA’s New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDI) Process and counsel on issues involving achievement of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status, a prerequisite for ingredient use in food products.  We also assist companies with FDA issues relating to the importation of products in addition to, issues relating to FDA enforcement actions, such as FDA facility inspections (483’s), response to Warning Letters and injunction and seizure actions.

Our lawyers also have extensive experience reviewing advertising and marketing materials, and assisting with ensuring such claims are adequately substantiated.  We have also  defended companies in investigations initiated by the FTC and state attorneys general, and have brought and defended actions before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau.


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