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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


EPA proposes adding ortho-nitrotoluene to EPCRA reporting requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a proposed rule that would add ortho-nitrotoluene to the list of chemicals subject to


Apples top EWG list of most contaminated produce for fourth year
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has issued its 2014 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which ranks pesticide contamination in "48


Pew report points to gaps in FDA toxicity data for food additives
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

The Pew Charitable Trusts' Food Additive Project has published a paper in Reproductive Toxicology claiming that gaps in the toxicity data for food


Lipsticks found in manila contain toxic chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2013

Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition has reportedly found lipsticks containing excessive levels of hazardous chemicals, including arsenic, lead


Study Claims Carrageenan Causes No Adverse Effects
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

A study commissioned by the International Food Additives Council (IFAC) has claimed that when used as a gelling or thickening agent in foods


Senators urge EPA to prioritize safety research for flame retardants in consumer products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

Democratic U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to "prioritize and conduct risk assessments on additional


California initiates voter petition seeking mandatory labeling on biotech foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2012

A group of environmentalists is reportedly seeking to qualify a voter initiative in California that would require special labels on foods containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients


Claims rejected: deregulation of GE alfalfa, lead in fruit juice, MDL transfer of “all natural” Skinnygirl Margarita actions, U.S. Supreme Court review of $97.4-million Nicaraguan judgment in banana worker exposure to pesticides
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Nicaragua, USA
  • January 13 2012

According to news sources, the Center for Food Safety, which lost its challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to deregulate without restriction genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, plans to appeal the matter to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Proposed rule would consolidate FTC and EPA alternative-fuel labeling requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC ) has issued a proposed rule that would consolidate FTC alternative-fuel labeling requirements with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel-economy labels