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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


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


FDA issues final rule on mica-based pearlescent pigments in distilled spirits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule allowing "the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium


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


Study questions alleged link between junk food in schools and childhood obesity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

A recent study attempting “to isolate the causal effect of junk food availability on children’s food consumption and body mass index (BMI)” has concluded that access to competitive foods in schools “does not significantly increase BMI or obesity among this fifth-grade cohort despite the increased likelihood of in-school junk food purchases.”


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 630
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2017

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that glyphosate will be listed under the state's Safe Drinking


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 636
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

The holding company of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has reportedly agreed to pay a $3.2-billion fine for the company’s involvement in a graft


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


Researchers study effects of framing childhood obesity messages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2013

Communications and health policy researchers report that while perceptions about government interventions to address childhood obesity are correlated


FDA considers revoking standards of identity for artificially sweetened fruit spreads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed revoking “the standards of identity for artificially sweetened jelly, preserves and jam,” concluding that these standards “are both obsolete and unnecessary in light of regulations for food named by use of a nutrient content claim and a standardized term.”