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Court refuses to dismiss claims based on “organic” labels
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

A federal court in California has determined that a state agency decision not to pursue an investigation into the defendant's alleged violations of


Preliminary EU ruling says honey with GMO is not authorized
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • February 18 2011

According to an advocate general opinion, which is not binding on the European Union (EU) Court of Justice, honey that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) due to the proximity of the hives to experimental GMO maize fields is considered a food produced from a GMO and therefore cannot be marketed unless authorized


Public interest groups sue FDA over animal drug approvals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2014

The Center for Food Safety and two other public interest organizations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA


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


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


Putative class action filed against Organic Milling for allegedly false “100 natural” claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

A plaintiff has accused cereal company Organic Milling of mislabeling its Nutritious Living Hi-Lo brand cereals as "100 natural" despite allegedly


Children’s nap mat maker to eliminate fire retardant
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

An activist group announced on April 15, 2013, that it had reached a settlement in a case brought under California's Proposition 65, which requires


Dole targeted with “greenwashing” class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

A putative class action alleging that Dole Food Co. misleads consumers by claiming it is an environmentally friendly and socially responsible company despite purportedly purchasing bananas from growers using pesticides in Guatemala has reportedly been filed in a California federal court


EU court allows challenges to proposals for chemical phase-out
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • March 22 2013

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA's) decision to list several substances as "substances of very


Prop 65 reforms proposed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

Our readers know how Prop 65 has created numerous issues for product sellers and created much litigation mischief in the hands of overzealous