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HTMLFirst Case of Allergic Reaction to Pesticide Reported
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
Scientists have determined people may suffer allergic reactions to antibiotics used as pesticides and sprayed on foods after a young girl ate a blueberry pie that had ingredients sprayed with pesticides. The young girl, who has several food and medicine allergies, suffered an anaphylactic reaction...

 

HTMLTrans Fats Remain Hidden in Many Packaged Foods
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study finding about 9 percent of packaged foods sold in the U.S. contain trans fats, even though a product's label may claim otherwise.

 

HTMLFDA, Industry Group Announce Initiatives to Revamp Safety Assessments of Food Ingredients and Other Products
Jonathan Berman, Matthew R. Bowles, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2014, previously published on September 2013
Last month, FDA and the Grocery Manufacturers Association ("GMA") separately announced new initiatives aimed at improving industry and governmental safety assessments of food and other regulated products—all at a time when the food additive market is experiencing significant growth.

 

HTMLThe Food Fight Continues: Vermont AG Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Against GMO Labeling Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
In June, we reported on a suit brought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (“GMA”) seeking to rescind Vermont’s new GMO-labeling statute, Act 120. As we explained in that post, the GMA argues that Act 120 is doubly unconstitutional: not only does the law violate the Commerce...

 

HTMLUSDA Enhances Traceback Procedures for Ground Beef
Jonathan Berman, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
On August 13, 2014, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service ("FSIS") announced new procedures to improve the process for tracing E. coli-contaminated ground beef back to its source, recalling contaminated product, and determining the root cause of the contamination. USDA expects that...

 

HTMLUnderstanding FDA’s Post-FSMA Authority to Access Records
Carlota Hopinks-Baul; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
As FDA exercises its inspection authority under section 201 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”), it’s important to understand what records inspectors can/can’t ask for and to respond to overreaching with tact.

 

HTMLGMO Labeling: Current Standards and Policies
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that a battle is brewing over labeling foods which contain genetically modified ingredients. According to a recent New York Times poll, 93% of American consumers favor labeling of some type for foods that contain genetically modified organisms...

 

HTMLDon’t Pour Your Profits Down Your Competitor’s Drain
Nicole J. Harrell; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014
If you owned a brewery you would never sell your beer without first tasting it, so why would you name your brewery or beer without checking to see if someone else is already using a similar name? The naming of breweries and beer is becoming big business - for trademark litigation lawyers.

 

HTMLFDA issues final rule and guidance on records access as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act
T.H. Lyda; Burns White LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published by Burns White website
Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the adoption of the interim final rule “Establishment, Maintenance, and Availability of Records: Amendment to Record Availability Requirements,” affirming the change to FDA’s record access as required by the Food Safety...

 

HTMLSugar and Spice and Cases on Ice: Evaporated Cane Juice Case Stayed Until FDA Issues Formal Guidelines
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Last week, a California federal judge revived a putative class action accusing Amy’s Kitchen Inc. of misleading customers by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on its products. In a finding that puts the case on hold until the FDA weighs in, Judge Illston found that a...

 


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