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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

Food Regulatory Update: Bioengineered Disclosure Coming to a Food Label Near You; Menu Labeling Rule Goes Live Today, May 7th –...

On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that, if finalized, will provide a mandatory uniform national standard for...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

Seedy Business: Chinese Scientist Sentenced to Ten Years for Stealing Proprietary Rice Seeds

In 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents caught researchers attempting to smuggle a $75 million trade secret from the United States to China. ...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

Class Action Roundup: Winter 2018

by Alston & Bird on

Where the (Class) Action Is - Welcome to 2018 and the latest edition of Roundup covering significant decisions and settlements from the last quarter of 2017. On the docket this quarter is another slate of cases covering a...more

EU’s Highest Court Issues Advisory Opinion Supporting Exemption of Directed Mutagenesis Products From GMO Regulation

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In a case with wide-reaching implications for the European Union’s (EU) regulation of products developed using CRISPR/Cas9 and other targeted genome-editing techniques, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released an advisory...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

The Future of GMOs in the UK Post-Brexit

Following the United Kingdom triggering its formal exit from the European Union, negotiations regarding the details of the exit and the following transition period have begun. As one could expect, this negotiation process has...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | February 2018

Cooke Aquaculture Fined $332,000 For Puget Sound Salmon Pen Collapse - The Washington Department of Ecology has reportedly fined Cooke Aquaculture $332,000 for violations of state water quality laws related to a net pen...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 | December 2017 #3

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

Proposition 65 - After California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65), the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) began publishing a list of...more

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NARB to Unilever: Comparison Ad Requires Scrubbing - Bath & Body Works owner: ‘Cross-platform body wash campaign stinks!’ The Reveal - It’s a sunny, happy commercial – a bit of a throwback to the “blind taste test”...more

EPA Releases Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Glyphosate for Public Comment

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is releasing for public comment the draft human health and ecological risk assessments for glyphosate. ...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017#2

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

A state senator in Pennsylvania has reportedly announced plans to introduce a bill that would bar any municipality in the state from levying a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). If enacted, the bill could invalidate the...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

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program Accepting Applications

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued a statement soliciting applications for its Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program. The...more

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