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Premature development causes unease in China

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Chinese health experts have reportedly estimated that "at least 30,000 children developed early maturity" in Shanghai alone, raising concerns about food additives and pesticides allegedly laden with sex hormones

FDA commissioner confident about safety of Gulf seafood in oil spill aftermath

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has released statements to support the reopening of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi state waters to commercial fishing

Maine high court adopts strict liability standard for defective food products

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

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has adopted the “reasonable consumer expectation” test to determine whether a boneless turkey product allegedly containing a bone was defective

New legislation would prohibit use of BPA in food containers

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

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced bills (S. 136; H.R. 432) that would ban the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food containers such as baby and water bottles, sippy cups and those used for canned foods and infant formula

Court again dismisses health-based false-labeling claims against margarine maker

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

A federal court in California has dismissed as preempted state-law claims that Smart Balance falsely labeled and advertised its Nucoa margarine product; the court also denied the plaintiff's motion to certify a class

Research examines role of high-sugar diet in tumor growth

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

A recent study has purportedly found that “high levels of glucose in the diet of mice with cancer is linked to increased expression of mutant p53 genes,” raising questions about the effect of a high-sugar diet on tumor growth

Research examines soft drink consumption and heart health

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

A study recently presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, has suggested a link between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and incident cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in women regardless of weight gain

FWW report suggests that choice at the grocery store is a mirage

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2013

A December 2013 Food & Water Watch (FWW) report titled "Grocery Goliaths: How Food Monopolies Impact Consumers" examines consolidation in the food

Class action filed against FDA-targeted companies over “0 g trans fat” claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

A New York resident has filed a false-advertising class action in a California federal court against the companies that make certain ice cream products labeled with the statement "0 g trans fat."

FDA relies on genome sequencing to trace salmonella outbreak source

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that agency analysts turned to next-generation sequencing to test samples collected during a Salmonella outbreak that purportedly sickened nearly 300 people from 44 states and the District of Columbia