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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

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

Recent agreements to settle disputes: contaminated GE rice lawsuits, dairy pricing and false pet food ads

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

Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay up to $750 million to settle the claims of rice farmers who allege that the company’s genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated their conventional crops and led to market losses when some countries closed their borders to U.S

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.”

SCOTUS to hear appeal on California slaughterhouse rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the petition for certiorari filed by the National Meat Association (NMA) to review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision denying NMA’s request for preliminary injunction in a challenge to the application of California’s rules requiring the humane treatment of downer animals in slaughterhouses

Consumers taking new shots at product manufacturers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2010

With an increasing number of companies touting their products as "green" or "environmentally friendly," consumers have reportedly begun challenging those claims in court complaining that they paid more for products that did not meet their expectations

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

Environmentalists challenge GM potato trials in Ireland

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Ireland, USA
  • -
  • August 31 2012

Following the Irish Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to allow genetically modified (GM) potato trials in County Carlow, a group of environmentalists and organic producers reportedly mounted a legal challenge under the Aarhus Convention which allows environmental legal issues to be pursued under a “non-prohibitively expensive order.”

Preliminary EU ruling says honey with GMO is not authorized

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • February 18 2011

According to an advocate general opinion, which is not binding on the European Union (EU) Court of Justice, honey that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) due to the proximity of the hives to experimental GMO maize fields is considered a food produced from a GMO and therefore cannot be marketed unless authorized