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Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2017

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FDA proposes revoking heart-health claim for soy protein. Citing "inconsistent findings" in research, the FDA announced October 30 that it is proposing to revoke its permission for companies to make a claim that soy...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - September 2017

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Report on consumer and retailer hurdles regarding electronic disclosure of GMO ingredients. - Consumers and small retailers face “key technological challenges” regarding electronic disclosure of GMO ingredients in foods,...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - February 2017

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. California judge finds Roundup to be a possible cause of cancer. On January...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016 #3

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Krispy Kreme faces suit over content of donuts. A federal lawsuit filed on November 9 against Krispy Kreme alleges that the donut company is falsely advertising the ingredients of its fruit-filled and maple-glazed donuts. In...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - August 2016 #2

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - GMO labeling bill enacted into federal law. On July 29, President Barack...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - July 2016 #2

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape....more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - June 2016

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA draft guidance aims to cut sodium in US diet. On June 1, the FDA...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - May 2016 #2

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Report finds no danger to human health in consumption of GMOs. In a 388-page report released May 17, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said it has found no evidence of adverse health effects in...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends Series - May 2016

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA finalizes rule to combat antimicrobial resistance. The FDA this week...more

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Blue Bell resumes ice cream production in Alabama. The Alabama Department...more

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - House committee approves law to bar states from requiring GMO labeling. On...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

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California bill to require warning labels on sugary drinks dies in committee. On April 29, a bill that would have required warning labels on sugary soft drinks failed to move forward in the California legislature. The...more

Avoiding a Rocky Road: Lessons For Manufacturers From Blue Bell Creameries’ Listeria Investigation

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Ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has found itself in a sticky situation that underscores the importance of a having a comprehensive and robust compliance program, even for companies who do not manufacture consumer...more

Business Litigation Alert: "The Blue Bell Recall - How to Effectively Handle a Very Public Crisis"

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Since the beginning of April, Blue Bell has been making headlines, and not for a new flavor of ice cream. The Texas-based ice cream giant decided to recall all products from store shelves following a listeria outbreak....more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

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Judge rejects consumer claim concerning evaporated cane juice - On March 12, a US district judge in the Northern District of Illinois dismissed with prejudice a consumer lawsuit against the manufacturer of Healthy Grains...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

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New group emerges to oppose sale of GMO foods nationwide. A new nonprofit organization, U.S. Right to Know, seeks to publicize alleged harms of GMO food and to require disclosure by manufacturers of such ingredients....more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Prepacked caramel apples tied to four deaths from listeria. Listeria from...more

Another Listeria Outbreak Reminds Food Industry to Revisit Insurance Program

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On December 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that U.S. consumers not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples and that retailers not sell or serve them as they...more

Criminal Charges Brought in Food Safety Case

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In another show of force against food processors, federal prosecutors in Colorado recently brought criminal charges against two brothers who owned a cantaloupe farm linked to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people....more

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