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|FOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability|
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Richard J. Leighton, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014Gabriel Carerra brought a class action against Bayer Corporation and Bayer Healthcare. Mr. Carrera argued that a dietary supplement, WeightSmart, falsely claimed that an ingredient enhanced metabolism. Mr. Carerra sought to have his suit certified as a class on behalf of all persons who suffered...
|FTC Warns Plastic Bag Companies about Oxodegradable Claims|
Nathan S. Cardon, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014Continuing its focus on environmental claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has written to 15 producers of plastic bags warning that “oxodegradable” and “oxo-biodegradable” claims may be deceptive and asking for confirmation that the claims will be withdrawn or that...
|EPA Targets 72 Inert Pesticide Ingredients for Removal|
John B. Dubeck, Herbert Estreicher, Kelly V. Friend, Michael T. Novak, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014On October 22, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register Notice proposing to remove 72 chemicals from the list of currently approved inert pesticide ingredients under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq....
|Vermont Attorney General's Office Releases Draft Regulations to Implement Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law|
Melvin S. Drozen, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014On October 13, 2014, Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General published draft regulations intended to implement the already enacted Vermont Genetically Engineered (GE) food labeling law.
|Food Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections|
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014A food safety audit firm can be held to answer in court for claims that its negligence in performing an audit led to the sale of contaminated food and the subsequent injury, or death, of a consumer of that food. If ultimately found liable, the food safety audit firm would be required to pay damages...
|FCC & OSHA Tower Safety|
Kelly V. Friend, Lawrence P. Halprin, Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014On October 14, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) convened a workshop to discuss the recent increase in telecommunication tower worker deaths. The workshop was described by FCC Chairman...
|OSHA and FCC Holding Joint-Workshop to Discuss Safety Issues Related to Communication Tower Workers|
David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that they will be holding a joint-workshop to discuss safety issues related to communication tower workers. Last year more tower climbers were...
|California's DTSC Releases Draft Priority Product Work Plan Under State's Green Chemistry Law|
Nathan S. Cardon, Diana G. Graham, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released a draft Priority Product Work Plan as part of its Green Chemistry law, identifying six product categories from which priority products will be selected over the next three years for priority product rulemaking. The Work Plan...
|Taiwan Releases Draft Regulation on New and Existing Chemical Notification|
Thomas C. Berger, Wilfred Feng, Chen Hu; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014On August 25, 2014, the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) released a draft “Regulation of Chemical Substance Registration and Management” (Regulation). The Regulation was developed to implement amendments to Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical...
|Senator Boxer Releases Confidential TSCA Reform Proposal|
Thomas C. Berger, Herbert Estreicher, Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has publicly released her proposed amendments to a confidential proposal that Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Thomas Udall (D-NM) have been working on for over a year to build bipartisan support for passage of TSCA reform. Senator Boxer, who chairs the Senate...