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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. - FDA issues guidance on use of term “gluten-free” by small businesses. The...more

Cybersecurity: Litigation, Crime & Enforcement

On December 19, 2013, Target publicly announced it had experienced a data security breach via malware installed on its point-of-sale network. Forty million customer credit and debit card numbers, encrypted PINs, and CVV codes...more

Preparing For FIC (I)

Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (the FIC Regulation) will be applicable as from December 13, 2014. This is the first of a series of news alerts specifically addressing how those...more

FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination...more

A Preview Of Expected 2014 FDA And Legislative Actions Relating To The Food Industry

In This Issue: - Food Safety Modernization Act ..Produce Safety ..Human Food Risk Analysis ..Foreign Supplier Verification ..Accreditation of Food Safety Auditors ..Animal Food Risk...more

FDA Proposes Significant Changes to Food Safety Regulations to Secure Nation's Food Supply

Food companies and farmers should be aware that they have approximately 4 months to provide their comments to the FDA regarding its proposed new food safety standards. On January 4, 2013, the FDA proposed two new regulations...more

Bureau Proposes Further Revisions to Remittance Transfer Rules

On December 31, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) published in the Federal Register revisions (“Proposal”) to rules on international remittance transfers that the agency published in February 2012 and...more

Congress Acts On Several Banking Bills, Two Set For President’s Signature

On December 11, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote two bills impacting bank supervision and compliance. The first, H.R.4014, amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to protect information submitted to the CFPB as part of...more

Focus on International Trade - December 2012: Bill S-11, Safe Food for Canadians Act

On November 22, 2012, Bill S-11, Safe Food for Canadians Act (the Act) received royal assent. The Act is the most recent attempt by the Canadian government to modernize the Canada’s food regulatory scheme administered and...more

CFPB Bulletin on Proposed Changes to Remittance Rule

On November 27, the CFPB issued a bulletin explaining the CFPB’s intent to propose limited adjustments to its rule on international money transfers as well as an extension of the date the rule will become effective until the...more

CFPB Announces Remittance Transfer Rule Delay and Changes

On November 27, the CFPB issued a bulletin announcing that it intends to delay the effective date of the new remittance transfer rule finalized earlier this year and already once modified....more

International Funds Transfer Rules

Among the consumer law changes made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("DFA") were new protections for consumers who send funds to consumers or businesses located in other countries. They...more

EU Customs Practice Group - August/September 2012

In This Issue: - EU CUSTOMS POLICY ..MCC/UCC recast proposal ..Amendments to the EU Customs Code ..Implementing Provisions ..Amended proposal for the Customs 2020 programme - TARIFFS ..Update on duty...more

CFPB to Host Remittance Rules Webinar, Announces Safe Harbor Countries

On October 16, the CFPB will host a webinar on the new requirements for remittance transfer providers....more

New Rules for Remittance Transfer Providers

Money transfers sent abroad from inside the U.S., known as remittances, total in the tens of billions of dollars each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB"). Beginning in January 2013, the CFPB,...more

New Federal Regulations for Money Transfer Providers

Each year, tens of billions of dollars in remittances are sent abroad by immigrants in the United States. Money transfers to Mexico alone, for example, were an estimated $24 billion in 2011, according to the World...more

Libya Loses Court Battle Over Its Own ‘Libyan Embassy’ Trademark

In an interesting recent opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rebuffed the Libyan Government’s bid to obtain a transfer to it of the domain name registration for libyanembassy.com from a “legalization...more

United States Joins the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System

On June 26, 2012 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the United States' participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules ("CBPR") System. The United States is the first non-Asian...more

SEC Issues Final Rule on Extractive Industry Transparency

On August 22, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") voted two to one in favor of a final rule implementing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Commissioners Schapiro and...more

House Members Seek Delay of CFPB Remittance Rule

On August 16, a group of thirty-two Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray asking that the Bureau delay the effective date of recently adopted remittance transfer rules and...more

“But what is it, Doc?” – Health Care Professionals under Professionals under Regulation 1924/2006

Changes in the epidemiological profile in Western countries during the last three decades have shown an increasing trend in the development of non-transmissible chronic diseases in the adult population. Nutrition-related...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- June 25, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; International; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week Although the biggest story had to be the Supreme Court?s...more

New European Consumer Agenda to be Observed and Adopted by Businesses

The European Commission’s new European Consumer Agenda lays out a strategic plan for EU consumer policy until 2014. The Agenda identifies key measures to maximise consumer participation and trust in the Single European...more

Trade Agreement Facilitates Opening of U.S. Bank Branches in Colombia

New free trade agreement provides capital and regulatory controls that help protect Colombian consumers while increasing local competition among banks in Colombia....more

The Right To Be Forgotten

On 25 January 2012, the European Commission published a proposed new data protection framework for the E.U. The new framework, unlike the current one, is to provide a consistent and harmonised set of rules for all 27 E.U....more

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