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Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 623
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Tackles Alcohol Misuse in Addiction Report The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a landmark report intended "to address substance


FDA's regulation of trans fats
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

More than 100 years after the advent of artificial trans fats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step toward banning


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


Landmark Texas Supreme Court decision: learned intermediary doctrine applies in prescription drug cases, no DTC exception
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2012

Addressing the issue squarely for the first time, the Texas Supreme Court has unanimously adopted the learned intermediary doctrine in the prescription drug context thereby confirming that manufacturers are only obligated to warn doctors of the risks of prescription medicines


FDA Bans 19 Ingredients from Antibacterial Wash Products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule prohibiting the marketing of over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products


Too Much Sugar in Dole Fruit Products, Plaintiff Alleges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

A consumer has filed a putative class action against Dole Packaged Foods, LLC alleging the company's products contain too much added sugar to be


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


EFSA issues scientific opinion on nickel in vegetables, water
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • February 13 2015

At the request of the Hellenic Food Authority, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 622
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

Legislation, Regulations and Standards Sonoma County Passes Ban on GMO Crops Voters in Sonoma County, Calif, have passed by a significant margin - 55


OEHHA Adds Furfuryl Alcohol to Prop. 65 List
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2016

The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced the addition of furfuryl