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EFSA declines to revise BPA risk assessment
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, Japan
  • October 1 2010

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavorings, and processing aids has released its latest risk assessment for bisphenol A, concluding that there was not any “new evidence which would lead them to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake TDI for BPA of 0.05 mgkg body weight set in its 2006 opinion and re-confirmed in its 2008 opinion.”


California lawmakers propose ban on possession, sale of shark fins
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

California State Assemblymen Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) and Jared Huffman (D- San Rafael) have introduced a bill (A.B. 376) that would prohibit the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of shark fins


Senators want FDA to halt review of GE salmon
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2010

Led by U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska), a group of legislators has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt its ongoing review of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, citing “serious concerns with the current approval process and many potential health and environmental risks that are associated with producing GE fish.”


EPA detects trace radiation in U.S. milk
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a joint March 30, 2011, statement confirming traces of radiation in domestic cow’s milk, which the agencies have been monitoring since an earthquake and tsunami in Japan compromised the Fukushima prefecture’s nuclear power plant


Environment Canada declares BPA a toxic substance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, Canada, European Union
  • October 22 2010

Environment Canada has declared bisphenol A (BPA) a toxic substance


Public fears spur increased scrutiny of drugs in nation's drinking water
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2008

This week, the Associated Press began a series of reports on the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceutical products in the drinking water supplies of 41 million Americans


EPA and FDA sharing companies' confidential information under chemical ingredients data sharing MOU
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two agencies are now sharing


Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin: January 2017
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, India
  • January 19 2017

In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will make publicly available certain data received through the Center for


FDA announces WHO grants to support food safety strategies
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • July 1 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of up to $260,000 in grant funds slated for “the support of a sole source” cooperative agreement between the agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses


Federal agencies discuss protection against unsafe imports
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

Representatives from EPA and nine other federal agencies have reportedly held an interagency forum to discuss methods of protecting American consumers from unsafe imports