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Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 2018 #2

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Reuters discussed Pizza Hut expansion of beer delivery. Phys.Org discussed new sustainable food packaging research. Reuters reported on Walmart and Uber ending their delivery partnership....more

Medical Devices Repackaging and Parallel Imports: A "No-No" from the Milan Court

by Jones Day on

The Situation: In a recent hallmark case, the Court of Milan ruled on the viability of medical devices parallel imports, where the parallel importer repackaged the devices and the device rightholder opposed any such...more

CPSC enforcement of Poison Prevention Packaging standards: a recent action – the first of many?

by DLA Piper on

A recent investigation and lawsuit show that the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking seriously violations of Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards – even without an injury....more

Mezcal Margarita, Anyone?

In the spirit of upcoming Cinco De Mayo, it’s time to think about your favorite margarita recipe. I happen to prefer my margarita with mezcal instead of tequila. And while mezcal, known as tequila’s spicy and smoky cousin,...more

Fuse – Next Big Design

I just got back from my yearly trip to hang out with creative people and learn about branding and design at FUSE. This year we traveled to the brand capital New York City....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

Cutting Some Slack? How to Avoid Slack Fill Litigation

by Baker Donelson on

Most food and consumer products companies are well aware of the rising tide in "slack fill" (the empty space between a product and its packaging) litigation. A claim goes something like this: a consumer – or, more...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: March 2018 #4

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Financial Buzz discussed a report on food waste in North America. Food Dive reported on a new app designed to monitor and cut food waste....more

Washington Bans PFAs in Food Packaging

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

K&L Gates Triage: The Opioid Epidemic: FDA’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

by K&L Gates LLP on

In the seventh episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Erica Jackson discusses efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the crisis, while still permitting patient access to effective pain...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

California Considers Regulating Food Packaging Under Green Chemistry Initiative

As part of its Green Chemistry Initiative and the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) implementing regulations, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released its Draft Three Year Priority Product Work Plan...more

European Waste Legislation Supports Use Of Bioplastics

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 23, 2018, European Union (EU) ambassadors reached provisional agreements on the waste legislative package published by the European Commission in 2015. The four legislative proposals include amendments to the:...more

Beware the Empty Space: No Slack in Slack Fill Cases, Which Continue to Flood Courts

As we previously reported, slack fill litigation remains on the rise. Plaintiffs continue to file consumer lawsuits – typically putative class actions – alleging food packaging is deceptive because it contains empty space, or...more

Slack Fill Class Actions Continue to Flood The Courts

As we reported last year, slack fill litigation remains on the rise. Plaintiffs continue to file consumer lawsuits – typically putative class actions – alleging food packaging is deceptive because it contains empty space, or...more

Total Brand Care Q&A – Product labeling and packaging in Europe

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells Total Brand Care is our firmwide holistic approach to creating, commercializing and protecting our clients’ most valuable asset – their brands. Creative product labeling and packaging can help promote and add...more

The opportunities and challenges associated with product labeling and packaging in Europe: Total brand care

by Hogan Lovells on

From bright and glossy, to refined and elegant, product labeling and packaging convey information, messaging, and claims about a brand. At the same time the labeling and packaging must also include mandatory information,...more

Rulings, Orders, Settlements – January 30, 2018

by Perkins Coie on

Parties Settle Kombucha False Advertising Action - Retta, et al. v. Millennium Products, Inc., No. 2:15-cv-01801 (C.D. Cal.): The Ninth Circuit entered an order granting Objector-Appellant’s motion for voluntary dismissal...more

New Filings – January 24, 2018

by Perkins Coie on

Quiroz v. The Apple & Eve, LLC, No. 2:18-cv-00401 (E.D.N.Y.): Putative class action alleging violation of New York’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and False Advertising provision of the GBL, as well as California’s...more

Consumer Product and Packaging Alert: Enforcement Activities are Increasing for “Biodegradable” Claims and Toxics in Packaging

by Alston & Bird on

California’s district attorneys and regulatory enforcement attorneys are increasing their policing efforts on consumer product label claims and packaging content. Consumer product manufacturers and their packaging...more

All That Glitters is Not One to Mold

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

To me, one of the most exciting aspects of intellectual property law is when patent law and trademark law intersect in product or packaging design. Last week, I had the honor of speaking to a graduate product design class at...more

One step closer to new rules on organic farming

by Hogan Lovells on

After three years of negotiations, the European Union is nearing the end of a long process to simplify and harmonise the rules for organic food production and the labelling of organic products. ...more

The EHS Manager's Guide to the Pitfalls of HAZMAT Shipping: Cathy Webb (Harbor Environmental) Arkansas Environmental Federation...

Ms. Cathy Webb, MS, CQA, CQE undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Convention and Tradeshow titled: The EHS Manager’s Guide to: The Pitfalls of HAZMAT Shipping (“Presentation”) ...more

Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2016: NAPCOR/The Association of Plastic Recyclers Report

NAPCOR and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (collectively, “NAPCOR”) issued an October 31, 2017, report titled: Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2016 (“Report”) ...more

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