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Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements. In the letter, the AGs request that the FDA take official notice of the facts…

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Kentucky AG Brings Latest Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Kentucky AG Russell Coleman filed a lawsuit against the Kroger Company and affiliated entities alleging that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in the state in its role as a drug distributor and operator of retail pharmacies. According to the complaint, Kroger allegedly distributed and dispensed opioids in the state between 2006 and 2019, while…

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Connecticut AG Latest to Bring Suit Against PFAS Manufacturers

Connecticut AG William Tong filed two lawsuits against 28 chemical manufacturers for alleged violations of state environmental and consumer protection laws related to contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). According to the complaints, the companies allegedly knew of the harms to the environment and human health caused by PFAS, but intentionally concealed those…

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FTC Mows Down Allegedly False “Made in USA” Claims

The FTC settled with Kubota North America Corporation and affiliated entities to resolve allegations the tractor maker violated the FTC Act and the Made in USA Labeling Rule by falsely labeling certain replacement parts as “Made in USA.” The FTC’s complaint alleges that since at least 2021, Kubota has labeled thousands of replacement parts as…

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AGs Give EPA Safer Choice Standard Suggestions

12 Democratic AGs submitted comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed updates to the Safer Choice standard, which is an “informed substitution” program promoting safer product design and green alternatives to hazardous chemicals. The comments’ recommendations include adopting a blanket ban on certifying any products with per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in…

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