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EPA to discuss diisononyl phthalate at upcoming ISIS Meeting

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published preliminary materials for the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) toxicological

Prop. 65 enforcement group settles claims with multiple cosmetic Cos

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

The Public Interest Alliance, which sued some 100 cosmetic and personal care companies in California alleging that they violated the state's Safe

New lawsuits filed: “natural” orange juice, mislabeled butter, city vs. state in trans fat dispute, lack of FDA action on nanotechnology petition

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

Putative class actions have been filed in New Jersey and California federal courts against Tropicana Products, Inc., alleging that the company misleads consumers by labeling and marketing its orange juice as “100 pure and natural,” when it actually “undergoes extensive processing which includes the addition of aromas and flavors.”

Toxic chemicals allegedly found in beauty products in India

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • India, USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

A study conducted by the Pollution Monitoring Lab (PML) at India's Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has reportedly found excessive levels of

NRDC challenges EPA grant of conditional registration for nanosilver pesticide

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a petition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order granting a conditional registration for a nanosilver antimicrobial pesticide used in clothing, baby blankets, bed sheets, and other textiles

Dole targeted with “greenwashing” class action

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

A putative class action alleging that Dole Food Co. misleads consumers by claiming it is an environmentally friendly and socially responsible company despite purportedly purchasing bananas from growers using pesticides in Guatemala has reportedly been filed in a California federal court

OEHHA extends comment period on beta-myrcene as carcinogen

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

California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the comment period on its notice of intent to list

OEHHA finalizes Prop. 65 listings for ethanol in alcoholic beverages, salted fish

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently finalized its decision to add ethanol in alcoholic beverages and Chinese-style salted fish to the state's list of carcinogenic chemicals

Products liability reference updated to consider GM foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

A looseleaf reference book titled Products Liability: Design and Manufacturing Defects, 2d has been updated with sections considering legal issues relating to genetically modified (GM) foods

Advocacy groups seek FDA rule on mercury in seafood

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2011

Several consumer protection organizations have filed a citizen petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking a rulemaking “for labeling and point of sale advisories concerning mercury in seafood to minimize methylmercury exposure to women of childbearing age and children.”