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|Guilty Convictions in Salmonella Trial May Signify Landmark in Criminal Food-Safety Prosecutions|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014This space has thoroughly explored the various forms of civil liability food companies face for the mislabeling and/or deceptive marketing of their products. Last week, a set of landmark convictions in a criminal food-safety prosecution potentially signal increased criminal liability for food...
|4 Simple Tips for Better Supply Agreements|
Nicholas K. Austin; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Supply agreements serve as the lifeblood of many manufacturing companies. These agreements outline the terms and conditions controlling the supply of goods and services between various parties. Without this framework, many businesses could not meet the pressing demands of the modern-day marketplace.
|Puerto Rico: A Haven for Manufacturers?|
Rosana M. Gutierrez; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Perhaps not surprisingly to those familiar with the tropical island, manufacturing remains a key driver of economic activity in Puerto Rico. Indeed, manufacturing accounts for 45% of Puerto Rico’s GDP (compared to 11% in the U.S.) and over 20% of the island’s jobs. Many U.S....
|Facilities Siting: The Right Considerations Lead to the Right Choice|
Douglas S. Buck, Michael W. Hatch; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014According to the research, manufacturers are on the move. The questions and considerations listed below are a great starting point for any company opening or relocating a manufacturing facility.
|Grocery Manufacturers File Suit Against Vermont Over GMO Law|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014In April, we wrote about the Vermont legislature’s approval of a bill that would require manufacturers to change the retail labels of certain foods to indicate that they are GMO. On May 8, 2014, Vermont enacted the final version of this bill, now Act 120, which requires manufacturers to make...
|Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Announced|
Dennis A. Cardoza, David T. Ralston; Foley & Lardner LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014Following on the coattails of the Youngstown, Ohio, manufacturing hub, President Obama announced three more public-private manufacturing institutes - in North Carolina, Chicago and Detroit - to focus on advancing manufacturing in the U.S. Each of these hubs is modeled after Youngstown and brings...
|SEC Advises Issuers to Continue to Comply with Conflict Minerals Rule|
Ryan M. Rourke Reed; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on April 2014 Reacting to a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC Form SD, yesterday, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance released a “Statement on the Effect of the Recent Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule.” The Statement...
|You've Got the Whole (Supply Chain) World in Your Hands|
Michelle Leland; Foley & Lardner LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014It’s hard to believe, but you may soon be able to receive products before you even order them. Amazon and other retailers are exploring concepts like anticipatory shipping and adaptive stocking.
|New Hurdles for California Business with Proposed Prop 65 Changes|
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Doing business in California is difficult for many reasons. Instead of trying to keep business in California, the state is suggesting further burdens to business es with no apparent real benefit to its citizenry. California is considering requiring business es to change warnings and make reports...
|Fiat Deal for Full Ownership of Chrysler Further Evidence of Strong U.S. Automotive Market|
Omar A. Lucia; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014When Fiat announced its $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group LLC, market approval came quickly as Fiat’s shares spiked to over 2 year highs. The deal, which recently closed, is viewed as an effort by Fiat to bolster its global auto position.