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European Parliament Adopts Resolution to Harmonize Food Contact Material Regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • October 14 2016

Members of the European Parliament have backed by a 559 to 31 vote, with 26 abstentions, a non-binding resolution asking the EU to "further harmonize


France Bans Plastic Cups, Cutlery
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, France
  • September 16 2016

France has reportedly passed a ban on plastic cups, knives, forks and plates as part of an ecological initiative, Energy Transition for Green Growth


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 615
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 26 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the public comment periods for draft guidance "that provides practical, voluntary sodium


EFSA Launches Web-Based Botanicals Compendium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • July 8 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a searchable database of botanicals that contain naturally occurring substances of potential


EFSA Launches Study of BPA’s Effect on Immune System
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • June 24 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a new working group "to evaluate new scientific evidence on the potential effects of bisphenol


EFSA Panel Recommends Further Assessment of Microplastics and Nanoplastics in Food
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 24 2016

Responding to a request from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) Panel for Contaminants


EC Issues Report on Sports Food Regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • June 17 2016

The European Commission (EC) has published a report finding that foods intended for sportspeople do not require special provisions under the


EFSA Warns of Glycerol-Based Contaminants in Vegetable Oils
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • May 6 2016

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) has issued a scientific opinion assessing the human


European Court Finds EU Stance on Sugar Precludes Glucose Health Claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • March 18 2016

The EU General Court has confirmed a European Commission decision finding that German company Dextro Energy's health claims for its glucose


European High Court Affirms Preservative Labeling on Citrus Fruits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • March 4 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reportedly affirmed a ruling that Spanish citrus growers must label their fruits when they have used