MaryJoy Ballantyne is a member of the firm’s Food and Drug practice group, resident in the D.C. office. Her practice focuses on food & drug law, with an emphasis on food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, OTCs, and animal products.
Ms. Ballantyne advises major food companies on a broad range of U.S. regulatory and compliance issues, including facility registration requirements, product formulation, ingredient status (food additive, GRAS), CGMP compliance, labeling, advertising, imports, exports, recalls, and regulatory reporting requirements.
She also advises food and dietary supplement companies on strategies for minimizing the risk of consumer fraud/class action litigation. Ms. Ballantyne reviews and analyzes product claims and marketing materials for FDA and FTC regulatory compliance.
Ms. Ballantyne also advises cosmetic and over-the-counter drug companies on U.S. regulatory and compliance matters, including registration, CGMP, labeling, and state reporting requirements.
Ms. Ballantyne advises animal food and drug companies on compliance with state and federal requirements for feed ingredients, feed, and drug products. Ms. Ballantyne assists animal research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies on matters arising under USDA’s Animal Welfare Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act.