Margaret Craig

Margaret Craig

DLA Piper

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Food and Beverage News and Trends - June 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA draft guidance aims to cut sodium in US diet. On June 1, the FDA...more

6/9/2016 - Draft Guidance FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GAO GMO Kellogg Company Listeria Nanomaterials PETA School Lunch Programs USDA

Food and Beverage News and Trends - May 2016 #2

Report finds no danger to human health in consumption of GMOs. In a 388-page report released May 17, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said it has found no evidence of adverse health effects in...more

5/25/2016 - All Natural FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Recalls Food Safety GMO Listeria School Lunch Programs Starbucks USDA

FDA releases long-awaited nutrition facts panel, serving size final rules: key changes to food labels

The FDA has released the long-awaited Nutrition Facts Panel and Serving Size Final Rules, after initially proposing the changes in March 2014. The associated label changes, which mark the first time since 1993 that the...more

5/24/2016 - FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Nutrition Facts Labels

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - May 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA finalizes rule to combat antimicrobial resistance. The FDA this week...more

5/16/2016 - All Natural Antimicrobials Criminal Prosecution Dannon DOJ Dole Food FDA Food Labeling Food Recalls Food Safety FTC GMO GRAS Hillary Clinton Listeria Menu-Labeling Organic

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - April 2016 #2

Kellogg will voluntarily label its GMO-containing products. On March 23, Kellogg Corp. became the latest major food manufacturer to announce that it plans to voluntarily label those products that it sells that contain GMOs....more

4/22/2016 - Blue Bell Creameries FDA Food Contamination Food Labeling Food Manufacturers GMO Grocery Stores Kellogg Company Popular Public Comment

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - April 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Four major companies announce voluntary GMO labeling. Four major food...more

4/7/2016 - BPA CDC ConAgra FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Recalls Food Safety General Mills GMO Grocery Stores Kellogg Company Obama Administration Safe Harbors Seafood

Food and Beverage News and Trends - March 2016 #2

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape....more

3/24/2016 - Advertising Class Action Dietary Supplements FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO Hospitality Industry Menu-Labeling New Guidance Restaurant Industry Salmonella Subway

FDA awards grants to two additional regional centers to support smaller food operations' implementation of FSMA

FDA has announced two grant awards, each for $950,000, under a joint project with USDA to establish two more regional centers for food safety training, outreach, and technical assistance related to implementation of the Food...more

3/17/2016 - FDA Food Manufacturers FSMA Grants USDA

Food and Beverage News and Trends - March 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Senate confirms new FDA commissioner. On February 24, the US Senate confirmed,...more

3/10/2016 - CDC FDA Food Contamination Food Labeling Food Recalls Food Safety GMO Legislative Agendas Menu-Labeling Preemption Restaurant Industry Wal-Mart

Food and Beverage Alert (US) - October 2015

FSMA will have major impact on dietary ingredient suppliers, expert says. The biggest change in food regulation in the US in the past 75 years will have a major effect on the suppliers of dietary ingredients, a food-quality...more

10/12/2015 - Climate Change Dietary Supplements EPA Farm Workers Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety FSMA GMO Pesticides Proposed Legislation Salmonella USDA Wine & Alcohol

US v Bayer: Randomized Clinical Trials not Required for Dietary Supplement Structure Function Claims – Key Takeaways

In a much anticipated opinion for the dietary supplement industry and for products making health benefit statements, the District of New Jersey in US v. Bayer has found in favor of Bayer in holding that the government failed...more

10/9/2015 - Bayer Clinical Trials Consent Decrees Dietary Supplements Enforcement Actions FTC Health Claims Labeling Pharmaceutical Industry

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

Former food executive faces possible life sentence for salmonella outbreak. The possible fate of Stewart Parnell, a former president of the Peanut Corporation of America, is being discussed in media worldwide. Federal...more

9/2/2015 - Blue Bell Creameries C-Suite Executives Canada CDC Class Action Criminal Prosecution Crops FDA FDA Warning Letters Federal Sentencing Guidelines Food Manufacturers Food Safety General Mills Homeopathic Remedies Imports Kellogg Company Public Health Salmonella Sequestration Trans Fat

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Blue Bell resumes ice cream production in Alabama. The Alabama Department...more

8/14/2015 - Blue Bell Creameries BPA ConAgra Farms FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO GMO Bans Hospitality Industry Listeria Menu Rule Restaurant Industry Video Recordings Warning Labels

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - House committee approves law to bar states from requiring GMO labeling. On...more

7/23/2015 - Blue Bell Creameries FDA Food Labeling Food Recalls Food Safety GMO Grocery Stores Legislative Agendas Listeria Menu Rule Nestle Purina Putative Class Actions Restaurant Industry Whole Foods

Food and Beverage News and Trends - April 2014

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Food industry opposes trans fat bar, proposes setting limitations. Major...more

4/8/2014 - False Advertising FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Marketing Food Recalls General Electric GMO Grocery Stores Nutrition Facts Labels Organic POM Wonderful Sustainability

Food and Beverage News and Trends

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Citizen petition filed for hummus standard of identity. A citizen’s...more

3/27/2014 - FDA Food Labeling Food Safety FTC Wine & Alcohol

Food And Beverage News And Trends

Food industry proposes front-of-package nutrition information. In the wake of the recently proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel labeling, the Grocery Manufacturer's Association proposed its own front-of-package...more

3/14/2014 - FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety

FDA declines to define "Natural"

In a much anticipated letter response, FDA has officially declined the opportunity to administratively determine whether foods containing bioengineered ingredients may be labeled as “Natural,” “All Natural” or “100% Natural,”...more

1/9/2014 - FDA Food Labeling Food Marketing GMO

Defeat on Washington I-522 GMO Labeling

State-sponsored GMO-labeling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election. Voters rejected Washington State’s Initiative Measure 522 (I-522) proposal, 51.21 percent to 48.79 percent.1 Washington’s...more

11/21/2013 - Food Labeling GMO Labeling

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