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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
King & Spalding is pleased to provide this first edition of the International Food Law Gazette, a publication of our Food & Beverage Group. For decades, King & Spalding has closely advised leading food, beverage and dietary...more
THIS NEWSLETTER AIMS to keep those in the food industry up to speed on developments in food labeling and nutritional content litigation.
RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS -
District Court Dismisses and Stays False...more
Why does Smashburger continue down this road of smashing its trademark rights?
Especially, despite our previous cautions...more
Last week, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut...more
In the wake of reports about the government’s investigation of Blue Bell Creameries, the United States Department of Justice has issued an ominous warning to food companies: compliance failures will be aggressively...more
The SEC filed another settled action in which payments to health care professionals at state owned entities in China were alleged to be violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although the company furnished extensive...more
Federal Agency Charges Racist Comments and Graffiti in the Worksite -
DALLAS - Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) violated federal law by subjecting a class of African-American...more
Federal Court Denies Meat Processor's Motion for Summary Judgment on Agency's Title VII Race, National Origin, and Religious Discrimination and Retaliation Case -
DENVER - A federal judge has denied, in its entirety, the...more
Our loyal blog readers may recall a post we authored in October 2013 regarding EEOC v. JBS USA, LLC (the “Nebraska Case”), where Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska entered...more
Food labeling and advertising is a hot topic these days — from whether genetically modified ingredients should be disclosed to when and how companies can make the claims that their products are “all natural.” How companies...more
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision, International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11170 (Fed. Cir. June 30, 2015), was ten years in the making and provides a stern lesson for...more
The proposed Federal regulation of GMOs is proceeding. Following the White House’s recent action on GMOs, Representative Pompeo’s “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (H.R. 1599) was passed by the House Agriculture Committee...more
Discussions about protecting intellectual property often focus on cutting-edge technologies, corporate branding campaigns, and widely distributed artistic works like movies and music. But let’s mix things up a bit. Follow...more
AGG produces a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from our Washington, DC office. The June 2015 update is now available....more
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded for further proceedings the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or Board) cancelling the registration of the mark PRETZEL CRISPS,...more
On June 29, 2015, following an eight-day evidentiary hearing, a federal district court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)request for a preliminary injunction to block an $8.2 billion proposed merger between the two...more
On June 29, 2015, Sysco Corp. announced that it was pulling the plug on its $3.5 billion proposed merger with US Foods Inc. The news comes less than a week after a Washington, D.C., federal judge concluded that the Federal...more
On this date in 1896 the Dutch completed the harbor at IJmuiden. (That capital J is not a mistake. The I and J go together as a digraph, and they form a ligature that effectively makes up a single letter in the Dutch...more
On Tuesday, a federal judge issued an injunction blocking the Sysco – US Foods (“USF”) merger pending further administrative review by the FTC. The move, which ended Sysco’s acquisition plans, represents a decisive victory...more
As we previously reported, the FTC sought a preliminary injunction to block a merger between Sysco and U.S. Foods pending the outcome of its administrative trial challenging the deal. Yesterday, Judge Amit Mehta of the...more
On June 16, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a declaratory order, requiring a phasing out of the use of partially hydrogenated oils ("PHOs"). In its order, the FDA stated that partially hydrogenated oils...more
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