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CDC proposes adding bird flu strains to list of select agents and toxins
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Notice of proposed rulemaking that would add certain highly pathogenic avian


FDA Science Board to tackle robust agenda at July 2015 meeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting of its Science Board for July 29, 2015, at the agency’s campus in Silver


Energy drink makers target new demographic
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2013

Although the typical energy drink user is reportedly young and male, a recent news source indicates that a new demographic is emerging as a top


California consumers allege Foster farms knowingly sold tainted chicken
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

Six consumers have filed a lawsuit against Foster Poultry Farms alleging that the company knowingly sold chicken tainted with Salmonella that


Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp.: no class certification for obese teens
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade, sitting by designation in a New York federal district court, has determined that the obesity-related claims filed in 2002 against McDonald’s Corp. cannot be pursued as a class action


Prop. 65 lawsuit seeks warnings for acrylamide in coffee
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Metzger Law Group has filed a lawsuit under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65) on behalf of the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), seeking an order to require coffee makers and retailers to warn consumers that coffee contains acrylamide, a chemical known to the state to cause cancer


U.S. Senate agriculture Committee to hold hearing on avian flu pandemic and its impacts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2015

Following a request from Iowa Senators Joni Ernst (R) and Chuck Grassley (R), the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will


Does consumer awareness of food addiction affect eating behavior?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

Raising concerns about how the media portrays the concept of food addiction, a new study questions whether endorsement of this model "may cause


Daniela Perdomo, “Big soda wants to keep America fat: here’s how to fight back,” Alternet, May 21, 2010
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

AlterNet staff writer and editor Daniela Perdomo takes a look in this article at the money that the beverage industry is purportedly spending to oppose federal and state efforts to impose a tax on soft drinks


Hospital walks back study linking aspartame to leukemia
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWM) has reportedly walked back a recent study claiming to link aspartame with an increased risk of leukemia, non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and other blood-related cancers