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Food and Beverage News and Trends - October 2017

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FDA formally delays effective date of new Nutrition Facts label. The FDA has extended the compliance deadline for the new Nutrition Facts label until January 1, 2020 for large manufacturers and January 1, 2021 for...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | August 2017 #3

As plant-based beverages appear on more store shelves, the definition of “milk” has become the center of a dispute involving legislatures, regulators, litigators and industry groups. Shook Partners Katie Gates Calderon and...more

Court Finds That Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims Is Preempted By Trade Secrets Claim

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In Super Starr Int’l, LLC v. Fresh Tex Produce, LLC, a Texas entity that distributes produce throughout the United States filed suit against another Texas entity that imports foreign grown produce into the United States and...more

United States and Australia: Comparable Food Safety Systems

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On April 19, 2017, FDA announced that both the United States and Australia have recognized each other's food safety systems as comparable to each other. This is the third time that the FDA has given this recognition to a...more

Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Update | Vol. IV, Issue 3

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FDA Amends Waivers to Sanitary Transportation Rule - On April 6, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") notified industry regarding the amendment of waivers available under the Sanitary Transportation of Human...more

Sweden’s Request to Ban American Lobster in the EU Risks Violating the Rules of the WTO

by King & Spalding on

On February 29, 2016, the Swedish Government requested that the European Union impose a ban on imports of U.S./Canadian live lobster (Homarus americanus). Sweden argued that Homarus americanus is an “alien invasive species”...more

Opportunity to reduce import costs into Canada - but you need to act now!

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In Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class, the Government of Canada announced its intention to eliminate tariffs on food manufacturing ingredients, such as those used in the agri-food processing industry, as part of its plan...more

USDA Increases Cane Sugar Imports to Meet Demand for Non-GE Products

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced that it is allowing an additional 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to meet food manufacturers’ increasing demand for non-genetically modified...more

Proposed Tariff Elimination for Certain Agri-Food Ingredients

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In Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class, the Government of Canada announced its intention to eliminate customs duties on imports of certain food manufacturing ingredients, excluding supply-managed (TRQ) products. This...more

U.S. Poultry, Pork, and Beef Producers to Benefit as South Africa and Peru Meet International Trade Obligations

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For more than a decade, U.S. meat exports to South Africa and Peru have faced significant entry barriers. In March, these countries agreed to remove their barriers, which will lead to increased export opportunities for U.S....more

Shrinking Sanctions: New Changes Allow U.S. Companies to Establish Cuban Business Presence

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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

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

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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

Manufacturing Matters Summer 2015

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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

“The White Sauce” Decision (International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States) Highlights Importance of Administrative...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

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

FDA Publishes Four Key Supplemental Proposed Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. This groundbreaking piece of legislation is aimed at improving FDA’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond...more

New Food Safety Law Facing Funding Hurdles

Now that President Obama has signed historic food-safety legislation into law, the coalition of food industry, public interest and consumer groups that supported the new law must convince the new Congress – including the...more

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