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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


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


NIOSH to target Maritime Safety issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies. The new program will


Claudia Kalb, “Culture of Corpulence,” Newsweek, March 22, 2010
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

This article invokes public-health campaigns of the past, including measures taken to increase seat belt use and stop drunk driving, to call for "big-think solutions" to the nation's obesity problems


New UK campaign asserts that “sugar is the new tobacco”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 10 2014

A group of international health experts has launched a new campaign intended to reduce the amount of sugar in processed foods and beverages sold in


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


FDA to allow use of hydrogen peroxide in modified whey
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule that amends its food additive regulations to allow hydrogen peroxide to be used as an "antimicrobial agent in the manufacture of modified whey by ultrafiltration methods


Cooked meats allegedly linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

A new study has concluded that advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which occur in heat-processed meat and animal products, can cause brain changes


Cornucopia Institute unleashes attack on pet food manufacturers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

A new report from Cornucopia Institute, a "non-profit foodfarm policy research group," contends the "pet food industry is no different than leading


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