Counsel to CPA

Counsel to CPA - Eric F. Greenberg Articles

eric greenbergOne of Eric’s long-time affiliations has been his service as a Contributing Editor of Packaging World, for which he writes monthly columns analyzing current legal developments affecting the packaging industries. We are pleased to provide reprints of those columns here as an educational resource for our members.

Eric F. Greenberg is Principal Attorney of the law firm Eric F. Greenberg, P. C., with a practice concentrated in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. His food and drug work has included regulatory counseling, label and claims review, new product development, GRAS and food contact materials evaluations and clearances, negotiations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state agencies, handling recalls, and defending enforcement actions. He and his firm counsel a wide range of consumer product companies, packaging manufacturers and others on regulatory and labeling requirements, and handle related contractual and litigation matters. Eric has served as General Counsel of the Contract Packaging Association for over 18 years.

In addition to his law practice, Eric is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches Food and Drug Law and Administrative Law, and Cal Poly, where he developed and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in packaging laws and regulations. He serves as monthly legal columnist for Packaging World Magazine. Eric wrote the book, Guide to Packaging Law, the Second Edition of which was published in October 2007.

  • July 2019
    Engineering a mess
  • June 2019
    Companies stay alert as there's no obvious slowing at FDA
  • May 2019
    Extended EPR may point directly at packaging
  • April 2019
    Simple advice takes a complex regulatory path
  • March 2019
    Packaging as team player
  • February 2019
    'Meat' the regulators who tackle the tough questions
  • January 2019
    Packaging as cargo: out the door, but not out of mind
  • December 2018
    Despite lots of recall advice, companies often left wondering
  • November 2018
    California's Proposition 65: still weir after all these years
  • October 2018
    How to vouch for products from here or there
  • September 2018
    Undeclared allergens make foods misbranded and unsafe
  • August 2018
    The ground has shifted, in a bad way
  • July 2018
    On "bioengineered” disclosure specs, USDA proposes some, asks about others
  • June 2018
    Regulators coordinate to protect kids from controversial products
  • May 2018
    It is what it is, except when it isn’t
  • April 2018
    Packaging group offers suggestions for stewardship
  • March 2018
    Packaging, the public policy problem solver
  • February 2018
    Late news is good news
  • January 2018
    Surprise: cosmetics regulation may increase