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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,...

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...

What is Going on With Prop 12?

In 2018, voters in California passed Proposition 12 (Prop 12). Prop 12 was a ballot initiative that enacted a law requiring...

USDA’s Efforts to Promote and Support Urban Agriculture

On February 1, 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the creation of the Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) on...

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Food Insecurity and Food Access

The Economic Research Service (ERS), an agency housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), explains food insecurity “is a...

Procedures: Agency Adjudication

This article is the next installment of NALC’s blog series on legal procedure. A previous blog post in the series explained...

From 2021 to 2022: Food Law Litigation and Regulation Update

At the beginning of 2021 the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) published a blog post highlighting some of the major food...

Focus on Food: Bioengineered Foods Now Require Disclosure

January 1, 2022, marked the mandatory compliance date for the Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard (Standard). Many BE foods entering commerce...