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The End of Trans Fats? FDA Issues Tentative Determination on Trans Fats In Processed Foods
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by DLA Piper

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a Federal Register notice with its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized... Read More

EU Food Policy - What's New On The Menu? Food Labeling and Much More
Posted on 18 Nov 2013 by DLA Piper

EU Regulation on Food Labeling - Next Steps On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (hereinafter, the ‘FIC Regulation’). The FIC... Read More

A Brief History and Overview of Country of Origin Labeling Requirements
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws and regulations require retailers to notify their customers of the country of origin of covered commodities, which include beef, veal, lamb, chicken, fish and shellfish, goat, pork, perishable agricultural commodities... Read More

Defeat of Washington I-522 GMO Labeling
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by DLA Piper

State-sponsored GMO-labeling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election. Voters rejected Washington State’s Initiative Measure 522 (I-522) proposal, 51.21 percent to 48.79 percent.1 Washington’s I-522, known... Read More