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Amid mounting pressure from environmentalists, California State Assembly passes bill to ban microbeads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

The California State Assembly recently passed legislation (A.B. 888) that would prohibit the use of microbeads in many personal care products as of


Groups challenge California pesticide-spraying plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

Several organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group and Center for Food Safety as well as the city of


Proposed changes to California’s Prop. 65 could expand warning label requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

After two years of debate, the California Environmental Protection Agency's (CalEPA's) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assess- ment may soon


BPA to rejoin harmful chemicals list in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

A California state court has lifted an injunction that barred bisphenol A (BPA) from placement on the list of reproductive toxicants mandated under


GE labeling bills introduced in U.S. House and Senate
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or.) have introduced companion bills (S. 809; H.R. 1699) that would amend the federal


FDA releases draft environmental impact statement for produce rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed rule establishing science-based


Prop. 65 lead testing can use average exposures, appeals court confirms
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling against plaintiff Environmental Law Foundation (ELF), which alleged that the products


NOP clarifies conservation requirements for organic producers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP) has published draft guidance clarifying the agency's interpretation of


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.”


Products liability reference updated to consider GM foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

A looseleaf reference book titled Products Liability: Design and Manufacturing Defects, 2d has been updated with sections considering legal issues relating to genetically modified (GM) foods