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Study claims bt toxin found in human blood

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

Canadian researchers have allegedly detected the presence of Cry1Ab toxin in human blood, raising questions about whether "pesticides associated to genetically modified GM foods (PAGMF)" break down during digestion as previously claimed

Alleged E. coli injury claims filed in Canada

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 5 2012

An Edmonton, Alberta, resident has filed a putative class action against a beef processor with operations in Alberta and Nebraska, alleging that he became severely ill from consuming the company’s beef, which was recalled in September 2012 due to an E. coli outbreak

Quebec establishes new venture capital fund to invest in biotech research

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 24 2011

Quebec's Charest administration has reportedly launched the third of three new venture capital funds to provide more than $41 million for investment in biotechnology research

Health Canada releases voluntary sodium guidelines for processed foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 15 2012

Health Canada recently issued “Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods” as part of its effort “to help Canadians achieve the average sodium intake goal of 2300 mg per day by 2016.”

Public health researchers advocate food marketing regulations to curb obesity in Canada

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A recent article published in the Journal of Public Policy has recommended "a national regulatory system prohibiting commercial marketing of foods

Canada to place BPA on list of toxic substances

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Environment Canada has reportedly announced its intention to placebisphenol A (BPA) on the country's list of toxic substances within eight to10 weeks, thus ending a regulatory process started in April 2008 when thegovernment first banned polycarbonate baby bottles

UBC researchers receive $7.2 million to develop pulmonary disease test

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 12 2013

Two University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have received CAN$7.2 million (US$6.8 million) to develop a test that will identify patients at

New claims filed: medical monitoring sought for animals from pet food co., foie gras ban challenged, trade secret dispute over beer bottle design, challenge to “guiltless” alcohol beverage trademark

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Netherlands, USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

A New York resident has filed a putative class action against Diamond Pet Foods and Amazon.com, seeking medical monitoring for pets that consumed recalled Salmonella-tainted pet food

Health Canada strengthens food allergen and gluten source labeling

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

Canada Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq has announced revisions to food allergen labeling regulations with the aim of reducing the number of food recalls and adverse reactions

Canadian health ministers agree to reduce dietary salt standards

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2010

Canadian health ministers reportedly met in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to discuss several health initiatives, including a plan to reduce the daily recommended intake of sodium to 2,300 mg from 3,400 mg by 2016