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Carlton Fields

Eleventh Circuit Finds Removal Jurisdiction Is Included Within Federal Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Under the Convention on the...

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In 2001, Del Monte International GmbH and Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical INPROTSA, S.A. entered into an agreement for the production, packaging, and sale of MD-2 pineapples, a variety of pineapple that Del Monte had...more

Perkins Coie

PC Food Litigation Index: April 2019

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With fifteen new cases filed in April, total filings on the year are slightly down from last year—there have been sixty-nine total new filings in 2019 compared with seventy-seven by this time last year. Most new filings were...more

Wilson Elser

California Poised to Remove Prohibition on Hemp-Derived CBD in Foods and Supplements

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California Assembly Bill 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements in California, notwithstanding the Food and Drug Administration’s position to the contrary. On Thursday, May 16,...more

Proskauer - Advertising Law

Suit Over Use of American Heart Association Certification Mark Maintains a Pulse

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Is it deceptive to label food products with the mark of the American Heart Association (“AHA”) without disclosing that the AHA was paid for use of its certification mark? This was the question raised by a putative class...more

Hogan Lovells

The Use of an Alternate Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling: Guidance for Industry

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Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance announcing that the agency intends to exercise enforcement discretion to allow the use of “potassium chloride salt” as an alternative common or usual name...more

Hogan Lovells

CJEU on products evoking a designation of origin: Don Quixote only rides the plains of La Mancha!

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The use of figurative signs and words that evoke a geographical area which is associated with a protected designation of origin may constitute an unlawful evocation of the latter. This was the CJEU’s conclusion in its...more

Hogan Lovells

French legal and regulatory update - April 2019

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The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for April 2019. Please see full...more

King & Spalding

USDA Publishes Long-Awaited Final Rule on the Labeling of “Bioengineered” Food

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On December 21, 2018, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule1 (BE Final Rule) to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS),2 which...more

Dentons

The Italian Patent Box regime and its application to the Food & Beverage Sector (in Italian)

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The Italian Patent Box regime allows companies to adopt an optional regime of advantaged taxation on income deriving from the use of know-how...more

King & Spalding

Food Manufacturers and Other Stakeholders React to Proposed Changes to California’s Proposition 65

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After California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed amendments to Proposition 65’s regulations governing the calculation of safe harbor levels for reproductive toxicants in consumer products,...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

AAFCO Issues Updated Guidelines Regarding Hemp in Animal Food

On May 1, 2019, AAFCO provided updated guidelines regarding the use of hemp in animal food, including how this market is affected by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”). Although the AAFCO is not a...more

Lane Powell PC

The Copyrightable Firepower of Hedonic Food Consumption

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Hedonism is the pursuit of pleasure and sensual self-indulgence. When applied to food, we conjure up high-priced luxuries like the Italian white Alba truffle—the “Mozart of mushrooms”—or the French black Périgord truffle—the...more

Dentons

Scotland's food and drink: preparing for Brexit

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Scotland's food and drink sector, like many others, faces continued uncertainty as the Brexit debate rolls on. The extension agreed until 31 October 2019 means that one cliff-edge has been avoided, but you cannot bet against...more

King & Spalding

Design, Designation and Regulatory: Structuring Considerations and Regulatory Due Diligence in EU Food and Beverage Transactions

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When structuring and assessing transactions in the food and beverage sector in a European context, a purchaser must consider and evaluate several EU-specific requirements in order to ensure a successful transaction with...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

More Than Your Mark Guest Pete Picetti Answers Questions About Cyberinsurance Coverage

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Today we have the pleasure of being joined by our guest, Pete Picetti of Heffernan Insurance Brokers. Pete specializes in serving food and beverage clientele, and recently served with me on a panel on Risk Management at the...more

King & Spalding

M&A in the Food and Beverage Industry, Part I: What You Need to Know About Due Diligence and Its Impact on Acquisition Agreement...

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The food and beverage industry is booming and presents numerous attractive opportunities for acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions. Whether a transaction involves the acquisition of a more mature brand...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Implementation Date For The USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

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The implementation date for the disclosure obligations triggered by the USDA’s final rule establishing a national standard for the disclosure of bioengineered ingredients in certain food products is January 1, 2020 for...more

Bilzin Sumberg

'Big Food' Takes Its Turn In The Price-Fixing Spotlight

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Price-fixing cases over the past decade have read like a virtual electronics product materials list. Government investigators and civil plaintiffs have pursued actions involving a wide array of electronic parts ranging from...more

Hogan Lovells

Consumer Horizons: CBD in foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics: Navigating the global Wild West

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Increasing consumer interest in cannabis-derived ingredients has led to an explosion of the use of the non-intoxicating cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) in a wide variety of products, including drugs, foods, dietary...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update l May 2019

Silverman Speaks to Congressional Staff About Food Litigation Trends - Shook Partner Cary Silverman was an invited panelist at The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s Law and Economics Center’s...more

Hogan Lovells

FDA Acting Commissioner Sharpless and Deputy Commissioner Yiannas Issue Statement on Steps to Usher the U.S. into a New Era of...

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas recently issued a public statement on steps to usher the U.S. into a new era...more

Hogan Lovells

CDC Publishes Updated Report on Preliminary Foodborne Illness Trends

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report entitled, “Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food – Foodborne Diseases Active...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Potentially Expanded Private Right of Action Increases Risk of Class Action Exposure Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

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Looking Back - the California Consumer Privacy Act, and How We Got Here - As companies were getting up-to-speed on the effects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last year, California quickly...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Speak of the Devil… Class Certified in “Slack-Fill” Case for the First Time

Speak of the Devil and he doth appear. Today, it’s just a figure of speech. In medieval England, by contrast, people meant it literally—as a warning that uttering the Prince of Darkness’s name would conjure his evil...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Second Circuit puts another nail in the diet soda class action coffin

Takeaway: In prior posts, we have reported on the dismissals of putative class actions asserting that the “diet” in “diet soda” is false or misleading. See N.D. Cal. sounds the death knell on “diet” soda class actions...more

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