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Advertising Law - November 2016 #3

Will Green Guides Address Organic? FTC/USDA Roundtable Report - On October 20, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., entitled...more

GMO Food Labels, Our Emotions and the “Rationalist’s Delusion”

Politicians often referred to a 90% consumer preference for food labels signaling the existence of genetically modified ingredients—or GMOs as they are known—during this year’s congressional hearings regarding the now enacted...more

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

Four months after the Senate defeated a GE labeling bill (S.2609) introduced by Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), the upper chamber Thursday night passed, 63-30, a compromise measure (S. 764) that Roberts...more

Senate Passes GMO Food Labeling Legislation

Earlier this month, the Senate passed legislation (S. 764) that would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national disclosure standard for bioengineered foods. ...more

Senate Agriculture Committee to Review GMO Labeling Bill

by Varnum LLP on

The Senate Agriculture Committee is in the process of moving forward with a GMO Labeling Bill. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, released a discussion draft of the bill in February, and has the support of the American...more

A Sea Change on the Horizon for California’s Food Court? FDA Calls for Comment on Use of the Term “Natural” for Food Products

by King & Spalding on

At long last, FDA has called for public comment from the food and beverage industry, citizens, and other stakeholders on the use of the term “natural” on food labeling. As many readers of this newsletter know all too well,...more

FDA dishes out major regulatory challenges for food industry in 2016

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In 2015, the FDA unleashed a surge of new regulations on the food industry carrying key compliance deadlines in 2016. As the FDA continues to intensify its enforcement over its regulated industries, food companies should...more

New Funding Available for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced its 2016 application window for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, which is designed to provide access to education,...more

Food Safety, Labeling, and Nutrition Update - December 2015 #2

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

As 2015 wraps up, there have been several important developments in Food Safety, Labeling, and Nutrition, most notably the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to pass the House and Senate on Friday, December 18. The...more

Appetite for Litigation: Why Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Hunger for Food-Labeling Lawsuits

by Morgan Lewis on

The food industry has become a fertile ground for class action lawsuits over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. New cases are decided daily. There are several factors that drive this trend and that are...more

Food Labeling, Food Safety & Nutrition - July 2015

The Obama Administration’s robust use of executive authority on issues related to food labeling, food safety, and nutrition continue to position these issues as a priority for the remainder of the President’s term in office....more

State of the GMO Union

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Just how hot is GMO-labeling legislation? On Jan. 6, 2015, a Republican state senator introduced just such a bill - in Indiana, the nation’s breadbasket. Still, federal legislation on both sides of the issue has stalled, the...more

Food Litigation Newsletter - March 2014

by Perkins Coie on

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Class Certification Denied in Ben & Jerry’s “All Natural” Ice Cream Case ..FDA Responds to Court Referrals Regarding “Natural” and...more

How Will the Rise of Google Glass Impact the Food Industry?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Google glasses could impact the food industry in two ways. It could feed a growing consumer demand to know more about its food and it could better enable federal agencies to gather evidence during an inspection....more

Washington Policy Outlook (Presentation) - October 4, 2011

by Baker Donelson on

In This Presentation: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE. . . - The Usual Caveats and Thanks - Somatic Cell Count Fiasco - Animal Drug Residues Sampling - Electronic Reporting of Dairy Product Prices - Farm Bill/Federal...more

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