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Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 634
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 12 2017

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in


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


Impact of SSB taxes on employment disputed in new study
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2014

Researchers with the University of Illinois, Chicago, Institute for Health Research and Policy have published a study allegedly concluding 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


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


New lawsuits filed: “natural” orange juice, mislabeled butter, city vs. state in trans fat dispute, lack of FDA action on nanotechnology petition
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

Putative class actions have been filed in New Jersey and California federal courts against Tropicana Products, Inc., alleging that the company misleads consumers by labeling and marketing its orange juice as “100 pure and natural,” when it actually “undergoes extensive processing which includes the addition of aromas and flavors.”


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


Legislators seek to modernize food labeling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2013

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced legislation (H.R. 3147) seeking


New Article targets food addiction, adolescent obesity in low- and middle-income countries
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

Focusing on recent research into food addiction, a review article published in the Journal of Adolescent Health discusses "the need for multilevel


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 631
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, European Union, USA
  • April 10 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an extension to its comment periods for information on the use of genome editing