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|Food Court Report: Plaintiffs Challenging Food Labels May Be Required to Conduct Expensive Consumer Perception Surveys to Demonstrate Deception|
Douglas J. Behr; Keller and Heckman LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015A federal judge in California recently made it more difficult for plaintiffs to demonstrate that food labels are misleading. The judge's ruling points to the need for consumer perception surveys to demonstrate that consumers were misled by allegedly false food labels. Consumer perception surveys...
|Green Chemistry - The State of the States|
Nathan S. Cardon, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015From one corner of the country to the other - literally, from California to Maine - industry is facing a growing number of green chemistry initiatives, each giving states varying degrees of authority to regulate “chemicals of concern” in certain consumer products. Some laws apply only...
|EPA Eliminates Article Exemption for Benzidine-Based Chemical Substances in Significant New Use Rule|
John B. Dubeck, Kelly V. Friend, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015Under section 5(a)(1)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to require any person who intends to manufacture, import, or process any chemical substance for a “significant new use”...
|January 31 Deadline for TSCA "Polymer Exemption" Notification|
Thomas C. Berger; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015Companies that manufacture polymers in or import polymers into the U.S. under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “polymer exemption” are facing another important deadline. The one-time notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that must identify the number of...
|Navigating FDA and USDA Reporting/Notification Requirements for Adulterated and Misbranded Food|
Keller Heckman LLP;
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015When incidents of adulterated or misbranded food arise that trigger a need to report to or notify a federal agency, food companies face a number of somewhat confusing, and not always congruent, requirements.
|Food Court Report: Judge Fails to Find Ascertainable Class Members, Predominance, or Adequate Representation in Labeling Suit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, LLC|
Keller Heckman LLP;
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015United States Judge, Manish S. Shah, refused to certify a putative class in a labeling suit finding that the class members could not be easily identified, that the class representative was inadequate; and that common issues to class members did not predominate over individual members. The case is...
|Christopher Van Gundy Authors Law360 Article: "When 'Just Mayo' Isn't 'Mayonnaise'''|
Keller Heckman LLP;
January 22, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Law360, New York (November 13, 2014, 6:44 PM ET) - Unilever's recent false advertising lawsuit against Hampton Creek Inc.'s "Just Mayo" trademarked brand of egg-free mayo raises a number of hot button issues in food and false advertising law, with perhaps echoes of the recent U.S. Supreme...
|EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - Removal of Certain Inert Ingredients from Approved Chemical Substance List - Extension of Comment Period|
John B. Dubeck, Kristen J. Hendricks, Michael T. Novak, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014On October 22, 2014, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) issued a Federal Register (FR) Notice concerning the removal of certain chemical substances from the current listing of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. OPP initiated this effort, in part, because they...
|Workplace Safety Guidance Information Resource: Highly Infectious Diseases|
John B. Dubeck, Lawrence P. Halprin, Martha E. Marrapese, Michael T. Novak, Manesh K. Rath; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 01, 2014Keller and Heckman LLP’s workplace safety and pesticide practices prepared this alert to be a general information resource for employers concerning the recent outbreak of a particularly fatal strain of viral hemorrhagic fever, also known as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Employees who may come in...
|FOOD COURT REPORT: Brazil v. Dole|
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Richard J. Leighton, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 01, 2014The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently decertified a potential class of purchasers of a product labeled as “all natural” based on a finding that the plaintiffs’ damages expert could not demonstrate class-wide damages based on the “all...