Margaret Craig

Margaret Craig

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Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016 #3

Krispy Kreme faces suit over content of donuts. A federal lawsuit filed on November 9 against Krispy Kreme alleges that the donut company is falsely advertising the ingredients of its fruit-filled and maple-glazed donuts. In...more

11/22/2016 - Agricultural Sector Criminal Prosecution GMO Bans Hepatitis A Listeria Livestock Protocol Misleading Statements Soda Tax

Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016 #2

Four cities pass ballot measures to tax sugary drinks. Four US cities – San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, California and Boulder, Colorado – passed ballot initiatives on November 8 that will impose taxes on sugar-sweetened...more

11/15/2016 - Administrative Resignation False Advertising Nutritional Supplements Organic Soda Tax

Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016

Four cities will hold referendums this month on taxes on sugary beverages. Looking forward to Election Day, an October 17 survey by PBS NewsHour noted that voters in three California cities and one Colorado city will vote on...more

11/4/2016 - Agricultural Sector All Natural Class Action Dietary Supplements EPA FDA Food Labeling GMO Hormel Insecticide Nanomaterials Public Schools SCOTUS Sentencing Soda Tax

Food and Beverage News and Trends - October 2016 #2

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. WHO announces support for taxes on sugary drinks. The World Health...more

10/25/2016 - All Natural Dietary Guidelines Dole Food EPA FDA Food Manufacturers Soda Tax Veterinary Products World Health Organization

Food and Beverage News and Trends - October 2016

FDA seeks public comment on possible revision of its definition of "healthy" on food labels. The FDA has begun an initiative to revisit its legal definition of "healthy" as used by manufacturers on food labels. In a September...more

10/3/2016 - Advertising Blue Bell Creameries CDC Chipotle Grill Donald Trump EPA FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO Grocery Stores Misbranding Nickelodeon Popular Salmonella Soda Tax Warning Labels

Food and Beverage Alert - September 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Colorado judge permits Boulder initiative on sugary drinks to proceed. A...more

9/16/2016 - Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety FSMA Global Food Security Act GMO Hepatitis A New Regulations Restaurant Industry Soda Tax USDA Vaccinations

Food and Beverage News and Trends - August 2016 #2

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - GMO labeling bill enacted into federal law. On July 29, President Barack...more

8/5/2016 - Barilla Blue Bell Creameries Class Action Defamation Fast-Food Industry Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Recalls GMO Grocery Stores IKEA Kroger Listeria McDonalds Pink Slime Slack-Fill Suits Soda Tax USDA

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - August 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. USDA publishes final rules to improve quality of food served in schools. On...more

8/1/2016 - Class Action EarthJustice FDA Food Labeling FSMA GMO Hormel Natural Products School Lunch Programs Soda Tax USDA Warning Labels

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Beer trade group urges industry to adopt voluntary nutrition and calorie...more

7/18/2016 - Anheuser-Busch Beer FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO Heineken Nutrition Facts Labels Pending Legislation Trade Associations

Food and Beverage News and Trends - July 2016 #2

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

7/11/2016 - BPA Bribery CDC Criminal Prosecution Dairy Farmers Food Contamination Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO Listeria Pending Legislation Salmonella Scientific Research USDA

Food and Beverage News and Trends - July 2016

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Beverage industry considers court action against Philadelphia’s soda tax. The...more

7/1/2016 - Air Pollution All Natural FDA Food Labeling GMO Inspections Misrepresentation Organic Panera Pesticides

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

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