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FDA restricts use of cephalosporin in livestock

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule prohibiting the extralabel use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs in livestock

Pew report points to gaps in FDA toxicity data for food additives

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2013

The Pew Charitable Trusts' Food Additive Project has published a paper in Reproductive Toxicology claiming that gaps in the toxicity data for food

Attorney chastised in contaminated GE rice litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2011

A federal judge in Missouri has reprimanded a plaintiffs’ attorney involved in the genetically engineered (GE) rice multidistrict litigation for sending “false and misleading” letters about a recent settlement with Bayer CropScience “to landlords who were either unrepresented or who were represented by other counsel.”

NOSB to consider BPA ban for organic food packaging

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program has announced a public meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on

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

Industry takes aim at draft UCSF report on nanomaterial regulation in California

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2010

Concerned about regulatory coordination issues, the omission of new environmental data and an apparent failure to recognize collaborative stakeholder efforts, nanotech industry interests have reportedly urged CalEPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and researchers with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to revise a draft April 2010 report on nanomaterial regulation

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.”

EC to restrict neonicotinoids in bid to protect bees

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2013

Although a recent proposal to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids failed to gain support from the qualified majority of member states on an

Wikileaks reveals U.S. Embassy cable on GM crops

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

WikiLeaks, which has made its reputation by placing otherwise unavailable documents on the Internet, has released a December 2010 cable from the U.S. Embassy in Paris in which the ambassador expresses concerns about European action on genetically modified (GM) crops

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