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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

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

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

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.”

Malaysia joins OECD effort to coordinate non-clinical safety data

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, Malaysia
  • -
  • April 25 2013

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently announced that Malaysia has joined its system for the Mutual Acceptance of

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

European General Court annuls EC decision removing triclosan from food contact substance list

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 28 2011

The European General Court (ECG) has determined that the European Commission (EC) erred in removing the antibacterial chemical 2,4,4’-trcihloro- 2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether (triclosan) from the list of additives that may be used to make plastic materials and other articles that come into contact with foods