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Judge Finds No “Taking” Of Property in FDA Tomato Warning
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by DLA Piper

By Stefanie Jill Fogel In 2008, the FDA issued a warning that tomatoes from Texas and New Mexico might be contaminated with salmonella, but did not prohibit their sale. In the wake of plummeting tomato sales, a group of growers sued the US government... Read More

FDA Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for industry with instructions on how to obtain a food allergen labeling exemption through submission of a petition or notification to FDA.[1] The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer... Read More

How You Say It Makes a Difference - California False Advertising Claims Attacking "No Trans Fat" Labeling Gain Traction as Ninth Circuit Rejects Preemption Arguments
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in relevant part, that a consumer states a valid claim for false advertising when a company claims "No Trans Fats" for a product which has less than 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving... Read More

FDA Issues Two Final Rules to Help Consumers Keep Track of Calories
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments, as well as on certain vending machines. In announcing... Read More

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China Passes Sweeping Amendment to Food Safety Law: The Most Stringent To Date
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On April 25, 2015, after two rounds of comment solicitation and revision in 2013 and 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China passed the amended Food Safety Law (“Law”).[1] The Law, which will enter into... Read More

"Battle of the Experts" Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

In the increasingly litigious area of food labeling claims, manufacturers received a little help in a recent decision from a federal judge in Maryland, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. Reviewing a consumer’s assertion that... Read More