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USDA Publishes Proposed GMO Labeling Regulations

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Agricultural Marketing Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a proposed rule containing regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in...more

The U.S. is one step closer to GMO food labeling

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The USDA published long-awaited proposed rules for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Here’s what food companies need to know. On May 4, 2018, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) published a...more

USDA Announces Proposed Rule for Bioengineered Food Disclosures

by Baker Donelson on

On May 4, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a long-awaited proposed rule that would require food manufacturers and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about...more

USDA’s AMS Issues Proposed Rule on National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

by Hogan Lovells on

On May 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued its proposed rule implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) passed by Congress in July 2016....more

Industry Insights: GMO Labeling Update

by Perkins Coie on

The USDA and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have set forth the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (“the Rule”) for labeling food products that have been genetically modified. The Rule requires food...more

USDA Releases Long-Awaited Bioengineered Labeling Disclosure Rule

by Morgan Lewis on

The US Department of Agriculture, through its Agricultural Marketing Service, released its highly anticipated rule proposing a nationwide labeling requirement for foods containing bioengineered ingredients, also known as...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | May 2018

USDA Releases Proposed Bioengineered Ingredients Standard - The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 2018 #1

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Business Times discussed northern Kansas wheat potential. Food Dive discussed a potential delay in GMO labeling rule. The Dallas News reported on United Airlines new pet travel rules....more

No Such Thing as Simple Food Labeling: Changes Ahead in 2018

by Morgan Lewis on

Significant statutory and regulatory changes are on the horizon this year in the world of food labeling as regulators and lawmakers introduce rules that can potentially impact the food industry and its compliance obligations....more

Snack Bar Class Action is KIND-ly Stayed Pending USDA Regulation on Bioengineered Food

Earlier this month, Judge William H. Pauley III in the Southern District of New York stayed a lawsuit against the snack bar maker KIND LLC, styled as a class action, alleging that KIND falsely marketed its products as “all...more

New rules coming for GMO food labeling

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Facing a consumer fraud lawsuit based on your product’s “non-GMO” or “GMO-free” labeling? The USDA’s forthcoming rules on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard may impact your defense....more

Food and Beverage Law Update: February 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Deceptive Trade Practices - Meat Exporter Had No Duty Under FCA to Pay for Beef Inspection - In United States ex rel. Barrick v. Parker-Migliorini Int'l, LLC, 878 F. 3d 1224 (10th Cir. 2017), the court affirmed...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | January 2018

FDA Announces Intent Not to Enforce Portions of FSMA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will not enforce certain provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency needs...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017#3

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

French Agency Finds Unlabeled Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Food - The Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF), a French agency for consumer affairs and fraud...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017 #2

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

Senators Urge USDA to Implement GMO Labeling - Several Democratic senators, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to...more

The USDA’s bioengineered food disclosure standard: Where are we now?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

More than halfway through the two-year period Congress gave the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a disclosure standard and labeling procedures for bioengineered foods, the affected industries are still left with more...more

Genetically Modified – Naturally!

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a consumer class action under Massachusetts law, contending that Wesson vegetable oil is falsely labeled “100% natural” because it allegedly...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017

NOSB Votes to Continue Allowing Hydroponics - The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has reportedly voted to continue allowing food grown in water-based nutrient solutions to be labeled “organic,” rejecting a...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2017 #4

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

Furans in Baby Food May Pose Health Risk, EFSA Reports - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an assessment of the risks of furans and related compounds 2- and 3-methylfurans, concluding that they pose a...more

Frito-Lay Drops ‘All Natural’ Labels to Settle Class Action

To settle a class action challenging advertising for chips and dip products touted as “made with all natural ingredients,” Frito-Lay North America, Inc., has agreed to change its labeling....more

Seeing 2020: FDA Proposes New Compliance Date for Revised Nutrition Facts

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Friday, September 29, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) proposed to give food manufacturers an additional year and a half to comply with the revised Nutrition Facts regulations that were published in May 2016....more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | July 2017 #2

GE Salmon Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon and independent scientific review of the U.S. Food and...more

The Deadline for Submitting Comments to USDA as it Prepares to Draft a Proposed Rule on GMO Labeling is Quickly Approaching –...

On June 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or agency) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) posted a list of 30 questions for consideration by stakeholders in order to assist the agency in developing a Proposed...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017 #3

FDA Delays Compliance Date for Nutrition Facts Labeling - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will postpone the deadline for food companies to use a revised Nutrition Facts label on packaged...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017

Brazilian Meatpacker to Pay $3.2 Billion to Settle Bribery Charges - The holding company of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has reportedly agreed to pay a $3.2billion fine for the company’s involvement in a graft and bribery...more

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