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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

Commercial pesticide company to pay $12.5 million for criminalcivil FIFRA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

A major U.S. commercial pesticide manufacturer will pay $12.5 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and restoration projects for violating provisions of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by applying insecticides to bird-food products, falsifying product registration documents, and distributing unregistered pesticides

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.”

EPA approves new pesticide fenpyrazamine

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unconditionally approved the antifungal agent fenpyrazamine under the Federal Insecticide

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

CalEPA adds flame retardant to Prop. 65 list

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA’s) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHH A) has reportedly added the flame retardant Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (Tris), or TDCPP, to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act’s (Prop. 65) list of cancer-causing chemicals

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.”

Company agrees to settle complaints about its environmentally friendly product claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has reportedly agreed to settle putative class actions filed in California and Wisconsin federal courts alleging that the company falsely advertised its Windex products as good for the environment

Recent court developments: BPA, Nutella and Alaskan fishing regulations litigation

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

A multidistrict litigation court in Missouri has denied motions for class certification in 24 transferred cases against companies that make baby bottles and sippy cups allegedly containing bisphenol A (BPA