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AquaBounty seeks approval to sell GM fish in Canada

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 14 2014

The company that has developed a genetically modified (GM) salmon has reportedly filed an application with Health Canada seeking its approval to

Lead content of brewed teas target of new study

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 6 2013

Canadian researchers have warned that many off-the-shelf brewed teas purport- edly contain lead in excess of levels considered safe for pregnant and

Canada seeks information on phthalates for priority assessment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 19 2013

Environment Canada has issued a notice directing manufacturers and importers to provide information about their use of phthalates in food and

Health Canada approves stevia for tabletop and food use

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 7 2012

Health Canada has issued a notice of modification adding steviol glycosides derived from the stevia plant to its list of permitted sweeteners

Safe Food for Canadians Act consolidates CFIA oversight

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2012

Canadian Governor General David Johnson has approved through royal assent the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA), which aims to improve food safety by focusing on unsafe practices, import surveillance and food traceability

Canadian victims of contaminated beef file class action claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 19 2012

Two British Columbia residents have reportedly filed individual and putative class action suits against the Canadian meat processor that was forced to recall 1,800 ground beef products in an E. coli contamination outbreak that involved retail chains in the United States and Canada

Alleged E. coli injury claims filed in Canada

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 5 2012

An Edmonton, Alberta, resident has filed a putative class action against a beef processor with operations in Alberta and Nebraska, alleging that he became severely ill from consuming the company’s beef, which was recalled in September 2012 due to an E. coli outbreak

Health Canada backs safety of BPA in food packaging

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 28 2012

Health Canada has released an updated assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), concluding that dietary exposure through food sources “is not expected to pose a health risk.” The September 2012 assessment takes into account surveys performed after the agency issued its first conclusions in 2008, when it found “Probable Daily Intakes (PDI) for BPA of 0.18 μgkg bwday for the general population and 1.35 μgkg bwday for infants.” These surveys sought to measure concentrations of BPA in canned drink products, bottled water products, canned food products, and soft drink and beer products, as well as in total diet samples

Canadian agency issues draft model for food inspection modernization

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 17 2012

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a draft food inspection model as part of its Inspection Modernization: Optimizing Confidence in Food Safety plan

New claims filed: medical monitoring sought for animals from pet food co., foie gras ban challenged, trade secret dispute over beer bottle design, challenge to “guiltless” alcohol beverage trademark

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Netherlands, USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

A New York resident has filed a putative class action against Diamond Pet Foods and Amazon.com, seeking medical monitoring for pets that consumed recalled Salmonella-tainted pet food