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Putative class action alleges damage to Guatemalan environment by Chiquita supplier

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2015

A consumer has filed a proposed class action in California federal court alleging that Chiquita Brands, Inc. is responsible for the destructive

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

Issues narrowed in Texas bellwether GM rice contamination cases

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

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Missouri has issued a number of rulings on motions for summary judgment and to exclude or limit expert testimony in the bellwether cases involving Texas rice farmers who allege that contamination of the U.S. rice supply with genetically modified (GM) rice caused a precipitous decline in prices for their crops on world markets

Public interest groups sue FDA over animal drug approvals

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

The Center for Food Safety and two other public interest organizations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA

FDA releases draft environmental impact statement for produce rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed rule establishing science-based

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.”

FTC proposes revisions to environmental marketing guides

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

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has determined that its "Green Guides," which "help marketers avoid making deceptive claims by outlining general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims," should be retained and updated

Chemical industry seeks BPA ban, FDA inclined to adopt one

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2011

According to a news source, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups in response to a petition filed by the American Chemistry Council

Golden Rice study criticized on ethical grounds

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • September 14 2012

A recently published study involving transgenic rice has reportedly drawn criticism from Greenpeace China, which has accused U.S. researchers of using Chinese children “as guinea pigs in a genetically engineered ‘Golden Rice’ trial.”