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|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...
|"Made in USA" Jeans Case|
Douglas J. Behr; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 01, 2014A federal court recently ruled that the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (TFPIA) do not preempt the California law that prohibits the use of the “Made in U.S.A.” label if any part of a product has been entirely or substantially made outside...
|FDA Issues Final Rules on Menu and Vending Machine Nutrition Labeling Requirements|
Melvin S. Drozen, Richard F. Mann, Evangelia C. Pelonis; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final regulations implementing nutrition labeling requirements for retail food establishments and vending machines. The regulations implement Section 4205 from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which amended Section...
|TRUSTe Settles Allegations of Deceptive Privacy Seal Compliance Representations|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014TRUSTe, Inc. has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allegations that it misrepresented its recertification procedures for reviewing company privacy practices and allowed its customers to misrepresent TRUSTe as a non-profit.
|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 A. 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...