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Diversity publication takes on obesity

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2010

In a recent issue that celebrates the top diverse U.S. companies, including several food manufacturers and restaurant chains, Diversity Inc. calls out the food and beverage industry, in an investigative report, for marketing, public relations and lobbying tactics that some believe have led to unhealthy eating habits and a national obesity epidemic

FDA issues terms for voluntary compliance with menu labeling regulations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a notice specifying the terms and conditions for voluntary compliance with section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which established nutritional labeling requirements for chain restaurants with more than 20 locations and vending machine operators with more than 20 machines

New York Assembly considers banning sodium in all restaurant foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has reportedly introduced legislation (A.B. A10129) that would bar restaurants from using salt “in any form” during food preparation

Expanded nutrition labeling requirements will extend to restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2010

Section 4205 of the health care reform law amends the misbranded food provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new nutrition labeling requirements for standard menu items offered for sale in a "restaurant or similar retail food establishment that is part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name (regardless of the type of ownership of the locations) and offering for sale substantially the same menu items

Food makers and chain restaurants improving product quality

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

According to research recently conducted by Harvard's Medical School and School of Public Health in collaboration with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), food manufacturers and chain restaurants have responded to trans fat restrictions and bans by improving the quality of the foods rather than simply reverting to the use of saturated fats

FTC announces plan to study food, beverage marketing targeted to kids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its intention to issue compulsory process orders to 48 food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, marketers, and quick service restaurant companies for information on their marketing activities and expenditures targeted toward children and adolescents

Calling use of toys to market Happy Meals illegal, CSPI threatens lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has notified McDonald's Corp. that it intends to sue the company within 30 days if it does not immediately stop using toys to market its Happy Meals to young children

Sodium content claims against Denny’s dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed putative class claims alleging that Denny’s Corp. fails to inform consumers that some of its menu items contain excessive levels of salt

RICO claims against Applebee’s and Weight Watchers dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

A federal court in Kansas has dismissed a putative class action filed against Applebee’s International, Inc. and Weight Watchers International, Inc., finding that the claims raised under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) were not sufficiently alleged

Eleventh Circuit reinstates RICO claims against steak house; putative class alleges illegal workers were hired

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Ruth's Chris Steakhouse employees in Alabama adequately alleged that their employers "encouraged or induced an alien to reside in the United States, and either knew or recklessly disregarded the fact that alien's residence here was illegal," thus stating the predicate act needed to bring a claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO