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HTMLAMI Appeals District Court’s Denial of Preliminary Injunction against COOL Regulations
Riëtte van Laack; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2013, previously published on October 16, 2013
As previously reported, the American Meat Institute (“AMI”) and several international meat industry organizations filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the Agricultural Marketing Service ("AMS") of the USDA from implementing the Country of Origin Labeling ("COOL")...

 

HTMLMove Over, Cricket! Lickets: Edible Insects are On the March
Ricardo Carvajal; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2013, previously published on October 13, 2013
People have been eating insects for thousands of years, and the practice certainly has its devotees in the U.S. Notwithstanding that history of consumption, industrial production of insects for food use has remained a rarity. Now there are signs of a push to bring insect production and consumption...

 

Adobe PDFYou Want Fries With That? New North Carolina Law Restricts Obesity Related Tort Claims
Christian H. Staples; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2013, previously published on October 9, 2013
North Carolina House Bill 683, known as the Commonsense Consumption Act (“Act”), became effective on October 1, 2013. The Act contains two main provisions. First, it provides that no city or county ordinance may prohibit the sale of soft drinks above a certain size. For this reason, the...

 

HTMLFDA Releases Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications
Sharon A. Blinkoff, Lawrence R. Freedman, Leslie J. Levinson, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2013, previously published on October 2013
On September 25, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released final guidance on how it intends to regulate mobile applications (“apps”). The guidance consists of a set of nonbinding recommendations that define what mobile apps meet the definition of a medical...

 

HTMLClosing Time: How the Government Shutdown Affects Global Trade
Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2013, previously published on October 2013
With no Cinderella story last night, as of October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM, the Federal Government is officially shut down. As a result, all “non-essential” federal workers will be furloughed and federal agencies cannot continue their routine operations. However, not all agency operations...

 

HTMLThe Regulation of Food Packaging in the Pacific Rim
Mitzi Ng Clark, Catherine R. Nielsen; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 4, 2013, previously published on September 2013
As markets continue to emerge in the Pacific Rim, an increasing number of companies that produce food packaging materials are pursuing global expansion in this untapped arena. To best maximize their opportunities, companies must adapt to a myriad of regulatory systems to ensure compliance of their...

 

HTMLAn Old Fashioned Park Criminal Prosecution With Some Twists
John R. Fleder; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 2, 2013
On September 26, 2013, the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado announced that he had filed a six count criminal Information against Eric and Ryan Jensen. The government alleges that the defendants violated the FDC Act by introducing adulterated cantaloupes into interstate commerce....

 

HTML$5 Million Later, Truvia® is Still “Natural”
Ricardo Carvajal, Riëtte van Laack; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013
On September 19, 2013, Cargill entered into a $5 million settlement agreement to dispose of a class action lawsuit regarding its advertising for Truvia® products as “natural.” Plaintiffs charged that the products are not natural because they contain ingredients that are...

 

HTMLAs Partial Government Shutdown Kicks In, FDA’s Foods Program Is Hardest Hit
Ricardo Carvajal, Kurt R. Karst; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2013, previously published on October 1, 2013
According to contingency plans drawn up by the Department of Health and Human Services, 45% of FDA’s nearly 15,000 staff were to be furloughed in the absence of enacted annual appropriations - popularly referred to as a government shutdown. Now that the shutdown has materialized, the effects...

 

HTMLTime for Food Labeling Reform? Introducing the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013
Ricardo Carvajal; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2013, previously published on September 24, 2013
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced legislation - H.R. 3147, the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013 - that would grant FDA significant new authorities in the area of food labeling. In what is identified as the bill’s “signature initiative,” FDA would be directed to...

 


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