Jana Caracciolo, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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By: Jana Caracciolo

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”,...

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...

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FSIS’s Regulations for Meat and Poultry Labeling

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

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FDA’s Regulations

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

The Second White House Conference on Food, Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the White House announced that it will host a conference on hunger, nutrition, and health in...

What is an Organic Dairy Cow?

On April 5, 2022 the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), published a...

Truth in Labeling Laws(uits) – Update and Recent Developments

In the past few years, several states have passed laws governing the words or phrases that food manufacturers can use to...

Food Recalls: What are They and How do They Work?

Food safety in the United States is regulated by two agencies. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulates meat, poultry,...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: March 24, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

First there was AquAdvantage Salmon, then there was GalSafe Pigs, and now there’s PRLR-SLICK Cattle

On March 7, 2022, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), which is housed within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced...