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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

Food Labeling Client Alert: FDA Proposes Changes to Iconic Nutrition Facts Label

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed an update to the iconic Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. In light of new scientific evidence about human health and nutrition, dietary recommendations of...more

FDA Proposes Overhaul of Nutrition Facts Labeling

The first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts panel in more than 20 years focuses on serving sizes, calories, and a refreshed design. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) on February 27 announced the...more

First Lady And Nutrition: USDA And FDA Propose Sweeping Food Labeling And Marketing Regulations

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration released two long-awaited proposed regulations that would for the first time in 20 years make significant changes to the nutrition information found on...more

What's in the Box? FDA Proposes Revisions to Nutrition Facts

On February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed three rules that would make landmark revisions to the iconic black and white Nutrition Facts panel if finalized. The proposed changes affect all packaged...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Food Safety Modernization Act [Video]

Regulations have just been published impacting the food and animal food industries. The United States is undergoing its most comprehensive effort to reform U.S. Food Safety and Security Laws in more than 70 years. The Food...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2013-20 -- Oct 28, 2013

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Does Corn By Any Other Name Taste As Sweet?

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have received much attention in recent years, yet the concept of genetically engineering (GE) food is not new – U.S. farmers began growing GMOs in 1994 and now plant about 165 million...more

Health Tax Hammers Small Business

A prominent member of the agriculture community wants to see part of the so-called Obamacare health care reform package thrown out, saying it will cause undue hardship on small business owners, notably farmers....more

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

Capital Thinking Updates - May 16, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty [Video]

In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss an upcoming panel discussion at the 2013 BIO International Convention entitled, Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty. During the discussion, which...more

Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel [Video]

Ex-lawyer Tama Matsuoka Wong has a rather unusual job: she's the official forager for Daniel, the New York City restaurant of acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. The former in-house counsel for Merrill Lynch had been gathering...more

Massachusetts Landlords Smoking Mad About New Medical Marijuana Law

Burned up Massachusetts landlords are fuming with concern over the state’s newly passed but hazy medicinal marijuana law. The law — rolling out Jan. 1 — grants medical marijuana users the right to grow a two-month supply of...more

OFAC Publishes New Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations

Recently the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. Notably, the regulations formally address financing provisions for authorized sales to...more

Robert Hibbert on Food Labeling Lawsuits [Video]

Today on LEVICK Daily, we continue our examination of recent lawsuits filed against the food and beverage industry with Robert Hibbert, a Partner in the Washington D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Aggressive consumer...more

Jack Bonner on Defeating Food Labeling Lawsuits [Video]

Jack Bonner, President of A2W – Advocacy to Win, discusses the recent deluge of food labeling lawsuits and outlines what companies in the crosshairs can do to protect their brands, reputations, and bottom lines. With...more

Russia's Accession to the WTO: Benefits and Risks

On August 22, 2012, the World Trade Organization welcomed Russia as its 156th member. As a result, Russia will lower its tariffs on imports of goods across all sectors of the economy and will reduce trade barriers. This will...more

Capital Thinking Update - May 14, 2012

General Legislative The House is not in session on Monday, May 14, 2012. The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. On Tuesday the House will consider...more

Village of Interlaken passes ban on 'puppy mills'

The village of Interlaken is the latest area municipality to ban so-called “puppy mills." At its April 12 meeting, the Village Board enacted the ban as part of its overhaul of the entire village code, according to...more

Capital Thinking Update - March 26, 2012

In this issue: General Legislative; Agriculture; Budget, Appropriations; Education; Energy; Environment; Financial Services; Health Care; Tax; and, Transportation. Excerpt from General Legislative On Monday,...more

Federal Lawmakers Urge FDA to Require GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON, March 14 (LID) – A bipartisan group of 55 members of Congress this week urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The 45 House members and 10...more

Capital Thinking Update - March 12, 2012

In This Issue: General Legislative - On Monday, March 12, the House will observe a constituent work week where members tend to their districts. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, for a period of...more

Eradicating Food Desert Key to Chicago's Competitiveness

Chicagoans have reason to applaud an impressive 39% drop over the past five years in the number of city residents living in its “food desert,” those low-income neighborhoods where affordable and nutritious food is hard to...more

Combating Childhood Obesity: a survey of laws affecting the built environments of low-income and minority children

Childhood overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions, with nearly one out of every three children in the United States being affected. That factors in the built environment are closely correlated to childhood...more

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