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Energy drink makers target new demographic

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2013

Although the typical energy drink user is reportedly young and male, a recent news source indicates that a new demographic is emerging as a top

CDC, IOM and NIH launch “weight of the nation” campaign

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have joined HBO, Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in launching a new national campaign to curb obesity rates

Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp.: no class certification for obese teens

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

A judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade, sitting by designation in a New York federal district court, has determined that the obesity-related claims filed in 2002 against McDonald’s Corp. cannot be pursued as a class action

Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2014

Researchers at Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences have purportedly found that edible films made from pullulana

Youth sports legislation calls for energy drink guidelines

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

Recent legislation (S.B. 2718) introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has called for energy drink

Prop. 65 lawsuit seeks warnings for acrylamide in coffee

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

The Metzger Law Group has filed a lawsuit under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65) on behalf of the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), seeking an order to require coffee makers and retailers to warn consumers that coffee contains acrylamide, a chemical known to the state to cause cancer

Daniela Perdomo, “Big soda wants to keep America fat: here’s how to fight back,” Alternet, May 21, 2010

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

AlterNet staff writer and editor Daniela Perdomo takes a look in this article at the money that the beverage industry is purportedly spending to oppose federal and state efforts to impose a tax on soft drinks

EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination

EFSA rejects probiotic cheese heart claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2011

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies has rejected an article 13.5 application submitted by Piimandusühistu E-Piim, the manufacturer of a probiotic cheese, claiming that its product “helps to maintain the cardio-vascular systemheart health through reduction of blood pressure.”

Mother Jones dismisses new BPA findings, citing industry ties

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2013

Food writer Tom Philpott has authored a March 13, 2013, Mother Jones article taking issue with a meta-analysis of bisphenol A (BPA) studies that