On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final regulations implementing nutrition labeling requirements for retail food establishments. The regulations implement Section 4205 from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to provide consumers with more nutrition information. From an advertising perspective, the
Richard (Rick) Mann represents his clients in business and trade association disputes relating to food advertising, promotional and labeling claims, food safety and compliance issues, and general business and corporate law matters.
Rick works extensively with clients on the development of compliant advertising, promotional, and labeling claims and campaigns, and the development of appropriate support for such claims. His regulatory experience allows him to represent his clients in proceedings at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Advertising Division (NAD), and other regulatory agencies and alternative dispute mechanisms. He has also been actively involved in regulatory proceedings relating to food safety and labeling issues in China, India, Indonesia, and other Asian countries.
Rick writes frequently for Keller and Heckman’s The Daily Intake blog, an information hub for businesses and others interested in staying current on consumer protection and food regulatory matters. He is also an in-demand speaker at conferences across the country and speaks annually at Keller and Heckman's Practical Food Law Seminar.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Rick was a partner in an advertising litigation boutique law firm, which provided him with valuable experience in challenging and defending advertising claims, particularly with respect to health and nutrition claims for foods.