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French court forbids “nutella” baby name

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
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  • February 6 2015

A French court has reportedly rejected a couple's choice of name for their baby, "Nutella," and renamed her "Ella" because "the name 'Nutella' given

France implements new BPA rules; EFSA announces forthcoming scientific opinion

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • December 19 2014

The French Directorate-General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has released a guidance document detailing the

Draft French Health bill targets binge drinking and mass-produced food

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 24 2014

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine has reportedly proposed a law that would establish standards for ingredient transparency in mass-produced

EFSA rejects emergency measure to ban GM maize

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • August 8 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected the evidence submitted by France "in support of its request to prohibit the cultivation of

French Senate report calls for junk-food tax

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 31 2014

A French Senate Committee has issued a report, "Taxation and Public Health: Evaluation of Behavioral Taxation," urging lawmakers to implement a

Organic winemaker faces prison and fine for refusing to spray grapes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 7 2014

A French organic winemaker has reportedly appeared in court to answer to charges that he defied an official order to spray his vineyard with a

French safety agency warns of energy drink risk

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 4 2013

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has released a report that warns of the risks associated with

French president vows to continue ban on GM corn crops

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • August 9 2013

According to news sources, French President François Hollande has said that the country will maintain its prohibition on growing genetically

Victoire for Nutella fans

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 16 2012

France’s National Assembly has reportedly rejected a proposed tax on palm oil that appeared to be a go earlier in the week

French MEP feeds foie gras furor

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France, USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

French MEP Francoise Castex has reportedly condemned California’s statewide ban on the production and sale of any product that is “the result of force-feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging its liver beyond normal size,” calling the prohibition on foie gras “a battle for Europe.”