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FDA Announces Final Determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils are Not GRAS

On June 16, 2015, FDA announced its final determination that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for any use in human food.[1] In effect,...

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Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients

In Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. , [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], a trial court in the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs had properly stated a claim of consumer fraud...

State Net
State Net Capitol Journal: Florida Supreme Court Rejects Congressional Remap

The Florida Supreme Court threw the state’s political landscape into chaos this month when it threw out the congressional district map drawn by the Republican-led Legislature in 2010, as well as a revised map drawn by the Legislature last year,...

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California Federal Judge Rejects Apparel Company's Motion to Dismiss "Made in America" Suit Under California Law

A California federal court this month ruled against defendants’ attempt to rely on a federal law requiring U.S.-origin claims on textile fabric products to displace a state statute with more stringent requirements. The ruling allows a class action...

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China Passes Sweeping Amendment to Food Safety Law: The Most Stringent To Date

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...

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Title IV Eligibility for Students Without a High School Diploma Who Are Enrolled in Eligible Career Pathway Programs

On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education ("ED" or "the Department") released guidance regarding a December 2014 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, that makes an individual without a high school diploma...