Elizabeth, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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The Feed: Vol. 1, Issue 3

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Who’s My Regulator? An Overview of Which Agencies Regulate Alcohol Beverages

Have you ever noticed that some alcohol beverages have a Nutrition Facts panel and others do not, and have you ever...

Focus on Food: FDA Publishes Food Traceability Final Rule

With thanksgiving right around the corner, food safety is on the minds of many Americans. Currently, tracing the source of a...

Food Safety in Retail and Foodservice: FDA and CDC Sign an MOU

**This article was written by NALC Research Fellow Jeramy Ashton, a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas at Little...

Truth in Labeling Laws(uits) – Update on Arkansas

Since 2018, 15 states have passed laws that limit the use of terms such as “burger,” “chick’n,” and “sausage”. Plant-based food...

Focus on Food: the Proposed “Healthy” Rule and the White House Conference

September 28, 2022, was a busy day for those interested in food law and policy. Not only did the Biden Administration...

Proposed Regulation: Competition and Market Integrity

On Monday, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (“AMS”) released a proposed rule governing competition in the livestock and poultry industries.  This was...

The Fight Over Organic Hydroponics: An Update

On September 22, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling that allows hydroponic produce growers to...

What’s Cooking with Prop 12?: An Update

In 2018, California voters passed “Prop 12,” a ballot proposal regulating space requirements for farm animals.  The proposal had two main...

How AMS is Promoting Local Food Systems

Recently, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), initiated several cooperative agreement programs...

FDA’s Color Additive Regulations and the Skittles Litigation

Recently two separate plaintiffs filed cases against Mars Incorporated (Mars), the maker of the popular candy, Skittles. The plaintiffs argue that...

Ag & Food Law Quarterly Report: First & Second Quarter 2022

The National Agricultural Law Center provides the Ag & Food Law Quarterly Report as part of its mission to serve as...

Independent Contractors v. Employees

Various state and federal laws require agricultural employers to classify their workers to help determine the legal responsibilities that the employer...

Food Labeling Litigation Trends: Protein

In 2021, there were 325 class action cases filed against food and beverage companies, the highest count to date. As the...

Workers’ Compensation for Agricultural Workers

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work in....

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: Claims Brought by Competitors and Consumers

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low in sugar”,...

Collective Bargaining Rights for Farmworkers

When the federal National Labor Relations Act was passed, it guaranteed collective bargaining power to all workers in the United States....

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: How Advertisements are Regulated

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low in sugar”,...

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: Eggs and Dairy

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low sodium”, and...