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Sickening eggs and lettuce? Didn’t we pass a major law to fix food safety?

After fading from the headlines in 2015-16 when a major restaurant chain struggled with meals that sickened dozens in multiple states, big worries have erupted anew about the safety of the nation’s food. That’s because...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018 #4

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced new food safety recommendations for managing the risk of arsenic in rice and efforts to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry products. Following a request to...more

Meat Plants Are Spreading Foodborne Disease

by Howard Ankin on

Some of the largest meat plants in the country are responsible for foodborne illnesses that affect one in seven Americans each year. ...more

Here’s the Recipe: How to Ensure Your Food and Beverage Company Will Be Ready for a Value-Maximizing Sale

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

You’ve created a great product and built a valued brand. You’ve devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging, and forging a social media presence. But...more

What To Prepare For Dinner At Home - A Salad? An Omelet? Maybe Not When E. Coli & Salmonella Is At Risk

by Selman Breitman LLP on

Two East Coast Companies Announce Food Recalls - Thinking about fixing a salad at home today using that ready-to-eat salad mix you bought at the grocery store? If so, and you live in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania or West...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018#3

Agriculture Committee Introduces 2018 Farm Bill - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee has introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). ...more

States Regulating PFAS in Food Packaging: What You Need to Know Now

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Last month, Washington state enacted a new law, making it the first in the country to ban the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or "PFAS,” in food packaging....more

Food Packaging Alert: Increasing State Scrutiny of PFAs, BPA and BPS

by Alston & Bird on

Washington recently passed legislation that will examine and possibly lead to a ban on perfluorinated chemicals (PFAs) in food packaging. Under Washington’s Healthy Food Packaging Act (H.B. 2658/S.B. 6396), which takes...more

FDA Publishes Form 483 Summary from the Last Decade

by Barley Snyder on

The Food and Drug Administration has publicly posted almost 185,000 citations potentially committed by businesses across the country through the last decade – even though the information in the posted report previously had...more

Coffee Now Served With A Cancer Warning In California

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Coffee sellers in the State of California will now be required to provide cancer warnings on their coffee products. On March 28, 2018, a California State Court issued a Statement of Decision in a Proposition 65 (Prop 65) case...more

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Announces New Nutrition Innovation Strategy

by Hogan Lovells on

On March 29, 2018, Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the agency) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., delivered a nutrition-related policy address. The Commissioner emphasized FDA’s role in helping Americans improve their...more

UK ‘Sugar Tax’ Comes into Force – New Guidance Published for Industry

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a series of practical guidance documents and additional online information to assist companies with understanding and complying with the new UK ‘Soft Drinks...more

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

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Food Safety News reported on the FDA’s use for the first time of mandatory recall power. QSR discussed ways restaurants are fighting food waste. The Conversation reported on regulation of urban poultry....more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018

In a speech at the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reportedly summarized the agency’s plans, including (i) defining “healthy” for use...more

Washington Bans PFAs in Food Packaging

by Bryan Cave on

Washington has signed into law the Healthy Food Packaging Act (H.B. 2658/S.B. 6396), making the state the first in the country to ban perfluorinated chemicals (PFAs) in food packaging. If the Washington’s Department of...more

FSMA Implementation Update (March 2018)

by Hogan Lovells on

There have been several recent developments regarding implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The below post summarizes the following topics: - Guidance on application of the Foreign Supplier...more

FDA Publishes List of All General FDA Form 483 Inspection Citations for Every Food Facility Since 2008

by Hogan Lovells on

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an Excel file that lists all general inspection citations included on every FDA Form 483 (Inspectional Observations) issued for almost the past ten years, from October 2008...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | March 2018 #4

Washington Bans PFAs in Food Packaging - Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law the Healthy Food Packaging Act (H.B. 2658/S.B. 6396), making the state the first in the country to ban perfluorinated chemicals...more

USDA Withdraws Final Rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices

by Hogan Lovells on

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently issued a final rule withdrawing the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) Final Rule published in the Federal Register...more

FDA Publishes List of FSVP Importers Under FSMA

by Hogan Lovells on

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted a document on its website that lists all importers that have been identified at entry in connection with the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulation....more

Citizens Group Advocates Certain Limitations on Definitions of ‘Beef’ and ‘Meat’

by Morgan Lewis on

A petition submitted to the Food Safety and Inspection Services requests that products not “derived from animals born, raised, and harvested in the traditional manner” be excluded from the definitions of beef and meat,...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | March 2018 #3

USDA Withdraws Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule withdrawing the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule, leaving existing organic regulations in...more

Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: Considerations When Negotiating Food Transportation Contracts

by Benesch on

There exists some confusion among entities covered by the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food regulations, found at 21 C.F.R. § 1.900 et seq. and published April 6, 2016 (STF Rules), as to their respective...more

UPDATE: USDA Withdraws Organic Livestock Mandates

by Barley Snyder on

This is an update to a previous client alert, “USDA Rethinking Organic Livestock Mandates.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to withdraw its final rule governing treatment of animals used for organic...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | March 2018 #2

US, EU Near Agreement on Shellfish Trade - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to allow the import of raw bivalve molluscan shellfish—including clams, mussels, oysters and scallops—harvested in the...more

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