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Country of Origin Labeling Divides Groups in Farm Bill Debate

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   Lawmakers involved in the farm bill conference are hearing a heated debate over USDA’s Country of...

Ranchers Hope to Add Beef to “Fresh From Florida” Campaign

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Ranchers in Florida hope to add beef to the “Fresh From Florida” marketing campaign offered by...

FDA Releases Proposed Animal Feed Safety Rule

  • October 29, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a proposed rule under the Food Safety...

Hearing Scheduled for Motion to Dismiss in BPI “Pink Slime” Case

  • October 24, 2013

Posted October 24, 2013   A December hearing has been set for a motion to dismiss in a defamation lawsuit over...

New Food Safety Regulations Worry Growers, Packers

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   Growers in the Pacific Northwest are concerned about upcoming food safety regulations under the Food Safety...

Growers Linked to Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Sue Auditing Firm

  • October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013   The Jensen brothers, growers who are set to plead guilty to federal criminal charged related the...

WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 18, 2013

Posted October 18, 2013   Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), alleging...

Leafy Greens Food Safety Audits Continue During Government Shutdown

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   While many agencies of the U.S. government have been shut down since October 1, food safety...

New Law Benefits California CSA Business

  • October 16, 2013

Posted October 16, 2013   A recently enacted law defining Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and establishing health and safety standards will...

CA Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Food Labeling Case

  • October 15, 2013

Posted October 15, 2013   In Simpson v. Kroger Corp. et al., No. B242405, 2013 WL 5347881, Cal. Ct. App. (September...

Owners of Jensen Farms Face Criminal Charges in 2011 Listeria Outbreak

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eric Jensen and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers who...

NOW Foods Will Sell Only Non-GMO Products by Year’s End

  • October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013   Natural foods manufacturer, NOW Foods, has committed to make its entire food line non-genetically modified (GMO) by...

Court Grants Motion to Intervene in COOL Case

  • October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted four groups’ motion to intervene in a...

Wisconsin Law Review Symposium Set for Oct. 31, 2013

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   The Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, “Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a...

Lawsuit Filed Against Safeway over “100% Natural” Food Labeling

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   A proposed class action lawsuit against Safeway has been filed alleging that the company misled consumers...

WA Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over GMO Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   A Superior Court Judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit against the “No on I-522” campaign...

FDA Bans Three Arsenic Drugs for Poultry and Pig Feed

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will rescind approval for three arsenic...

Legislators Propose New Food Labeling Bill

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   A new bill has been introduced to amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, proposing new...

California Governor Signs “Farm to Fork” Legislation, Promotes Local Food

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   California Governor, Jerry Brown recently signed three bills to expand access to fresh, locally-grown food, as...

Chinese Processed Chicken Causes Food Safety Concerns

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Food safety advocates are raising concerns about a decision by the USDA and the Food Safety...