The mission of this Committee is to keep its members educated and informed on legal issues relating to the burgeoning industries of foods, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, medical foods, and cosmetics. Nutraceuticals is a marketing term, not a regulatory one, and includes food and supplement products that claim to provide health benefits beyond their basic nutritional value. Medical food is a distinct category of food products that are administered under the supervision of a physician, and which are intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition. The FDA and federal laws regulate the food, dietary supplement, and medical food categories quite differently, posing traps for unwary clients and their lawyers. Cosmetics fall under a different regulatory scheme, with "cosmeceuticals," yet another marketing derived category, inhabiting the murky regulatory line between cosmetics and drugs. Beyond FDA, relevant considerations include FTC's substantiation rules, the Lanham Act, state laws, and potential class actions.