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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

Codex meeting to focus on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration have scheduled an October 28, 2014, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to

Children consume more salt than recommended, says CDC

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a September 2014 Vital Signs report claiming that nine in 10 U.S. children "eat

FDA to improve internal processes for evaluating chemical risks in food

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly taking measures to bolster intra-agency program processes based on a comprehensive review of the

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

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

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

Rudd Center releases guidelines for portraying obesity in the media

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

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has issued new guidelines that aim to "educate media representatives on how to appropriately discuss

Health advocacy coalition joins ACS call for Surgeon General report on soft drinks

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

Suggesting that soft drinks are associated with “addictive mechanisms,” a coalition of nearly 100 federal, state and local public health organizations and individuals have added their voices to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s, urging the U.S. Surgeon General to “prepare a Report on the health effects of sugary drinks and to issue a Call to Action so spur national efforts to reduce sugary drink consumption.”

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