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FTC to hold ‘green guides’ workshop on building, clothing claims
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2008

The Federal Trade Commission, which is in the process of updating its “Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims,” has announced it will hold a workshop in July on marketing claims made concerning green building products and clothing


Nanotechnology creates new FIFRA challenges, especially for marketers of articles
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2007

Nanotechnology promises to alter almost every industry in the world today


Country of origin labeling law takes effect
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • November 11 2008

Thinking about adding a little grocery area to your business to cash in on the "green" movement, or to leverage space freed up by the economic slowdown?


FTC examines green claims for buildings and textiles: new Green Guides likely in 2009
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2008

With growing demand for green building and textile products, the Federal Trade Commission on July 15 held a workshop to examine environmental marketing claims in those industries


FTC warns marketers not to ‘bamboozle’ consumers with misleading biodegradable or green claims
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

Companies touting eco-friendly products, biodegradable packaging, or other "green" claims should be aware that FTC enforcement relating to such environmental claims is on the rise in the current administration


California proposing new labeling requirement for foods, cosmetics, glues and paper containing the chemical acrylamide
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (CalEPA or OEHHA) has found that acrylamide, a chemical that is naturally formed in some foods when cooked at high temperatures (e.g., potatoes, asparagus), found in certain consumer products (e.g., cosmetics, glues and paper) and used in waste water treatment for drinking water, meets the criteria for Proposition 65 listing as a reproductive toxicant


Prop. 65: lawsuit targets fish oil supplements containing PCBs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

Environmental and public health groups have sued eight manufacturers and retailers of fish oil supplements sold in California under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65) alleging that the fish oil supplements contain high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and require warning labels


All things legislative and regulatory
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

During a March 9, 2010, hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, several chemical industry executives testified that they favored reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amid growing public awareness about exposure to chemicals through products and environmental emissions


ESI in New York state court practice
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 19 2010

Are defendants in New York product liability and toxic tort litigation better off in federal court than in state court?


Legislative and regulatory agendas in 2010: a preview
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2010

The 2010 Minnesota legislative session begins on February 4, and once again the legislature will tackle a number of important issues, including dealing with a $1.2 billion budget deficit and crafting a bonding bill for statewide capital projects