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FDA to Ban Trans Fats

Posted November 8, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a preliminary determination that “trans fats” or...

WA Early Results Show Defeat of GMO Food Labeling Initiative

Posted November 6, 2013   Early results of Washington state’s food labeling initiative, which would have required labels for foods and...

Country of Origin Labeling Divides Groups in Farm Bill Debate

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

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

WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative

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

New Law Benefits California CSA Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legislators Propose New Food Labeling Bill

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

Frozen Pizza Recalled Due to Labeling Error

Posted October 1, 2013   Minnesota pizza firm, Junction Pizza, has recalled approximately 17,194 pounds of frozen pizza products containing soy...

US and Japan Streamline Organic Trade

Posted October 1, 2013   The United States and Japan have announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in...

Washington Ag Groups Oppose GM Labeling Initiative

Posted September 13, 2013   Over 30 Washington state agricultural groups oppose an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically...

Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in COOL Lawsuit

Posted September 11, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction...

FDA to Study Consumer Response to Fortified Snacks

Posted August 29, 2013 Politico reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted paperwork required to launch a...

USDA Extends Comment Period for Mechanically Tenderized Meat

Posted August 12, 2013 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule,...

February 21: Food Labeling Webinar

On Thursday, February 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 EST, Steptoe & Johnson LLP is sponsoring a complimentary webinar titled FoodLabeling:  What You Can...

Edamame Meeting in Russellville, AR

On Monday, September 24th, Rusty Rumley from the National Agricultural Law Center presented at an edamame meeting in Russellville, Arkansas. ...