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The former CEO of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), has been sentenced to an unprecedented 28 years for his role in the 2008-09 Salmonella outbreak linked to the deaths of nine people and more than 700 illnesses. While it...more
On September 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment decision in In re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation, which we reported on last year....more
The Third Circuit held that in antitrust cases involving concentrated markets, courts must carefully consider the nature of the industry and whether the actions of defendants can be equally attributed to independent conduct...more
Policy changes announced by the Obama administration on September 18 will allow U.S. food and agriculture companies, U.S. telecommunications companies and U.S. building material supplier companies to establish a business...more
Since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, the FDA has promulgated proposed rules that overhaul the old Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) rule and create new Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative...more
Antitrust investigations are no longer limited to a nation’s borders, or even to a region. Enforcers are more and more sharing information and coordinating their investigative efforts as they strive to uniformly enforce the...more
Progress on Final Rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) took a significant step forward last week when FDA released its first two, comprising the final rules on Current Good Manufacturing Practice and...more
Twenty-five years after Congress first tried to ensure that garbage trucks aren’t also used to haul fresh produce, a federal regulation establishing sanitation standards for the transportation of human and animal food by...more
We Americans love our energy-boosting drinks, never mind that so many have been shown to pose threats of heart disease, high blood pressure and other problems for some people. The newest form of caffeine-infusion is a powder...more
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It has been an eventful summer in the world economy; while not quite four seasons in one day, we’ve seen the future of the eurozone on the...more
On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its long-anticipated preventive control rules for human and animal food under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Current Good...more
On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made public two final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls...more
On September 10, 2015, FDA issued a prepublication notice of its long-anticipated preventive control rules for human and animal food under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Current Good Manufacturing Practice,...more
When it comes to healthful eating, it seems, what’s good for you today might not be what’s good for you tomorrow. In an effort to convey the latest in nutrition science, and to make information easier to understand, the FDA...more
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the first two final rules that implement the Food Safety and Modernization Act ("FSMA"). The Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule sets new safety requirements for...more
Earlier today, FDA finalized the first set of major rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – regulations addressing current good manufacturing practice (CGMP), hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive...more
The flurry of food mislabeling class actions filed in California federal courts has recently come to a halt under the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Comcast v. Beherend. Comcast requires that putative class action plaintiffs...more
A bluntly labeled section of the Code of Federal Regulations – “Mayonnaise” – provides a description of this particular food dressing, the food’s required ingredients, optional ingredients, and how to declare those...more
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
Late last week, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) released several new pre-regulatory draft proposals regarding Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”). With one possible exception, the pre-regulatory...more
On Friday, August 28, 2015, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) released four pre-regulatory proposals under Prop 65 that, if passed, would likely significantly expand the overall...more
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Blue Bell resumes ice cream production in Alabama. The Alabama Department...more
Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector.
The sector has...more
Today, July 24, 2015, the FDA announced that on Monday, July 27, 2015, the FDA is opening up a comment period on a supplemental proposed rule related to added sugars. If adopted, the rule would apply to the Nutrition Facts...more
With the continued implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, the FDA has been paying particular attention to the ingredients listed on the Nutrition Facts Panels on food products. As a result, last year the FDA...more
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