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Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 4

    Budget Subcommittee Zeroes in on FDA’s Request for More FSMA Funding

    Budget Subcommittee Zeroes in on FDA’s Request for More FSMA Funding
    The increased funding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in fiscal year 2016 was one of the key topics of discussion Wednesday during a House Agriculture…
  • Mar 4

    Amendments to Nebraska Bill Might be Expansion Card for Smithfield Food

    Amendments to Nebraska Bill Might be Expansion Card for Smithfield Food
    Recently filed amendment language now pending in the Nebraska Legislature could clear the way for Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods Inc. to own, control, and feed hogs in contract swine operations in the state. The foreign-owned…
  • Mar 4

    McDonald’s Plans to Phase Out Chicken Fed Medically Important Antibiotic

    McDonald’s Plans to Phase Out Chicken Fed Medically Important Antibiotic
    Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday that, within two years, all of the chicken served at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will come from farms which raised the birds without medically important antibiotics. The move could help…
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Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 4

    Umbrella Insurance

    Umbrella Insurance
    “Umbrella insurance” is a special additional coverage for liability not covered by your existing policies. The name “umbrella” improperly infers that umbrella insurance adds coverage in the “holes” of…
  • Mar 2

    Form I-864: Sponsoring Spouse’s Duty to Support

    Form I-864: Sponsoring Spouse’s Duty to Support
    To file for a green card, the U.S. citizen must complete Form I-864, an Affidavit of Support, which is an immigration document requiring the U.S. citizen to maintain his or her foreign national spouse at or above 125% of the …The…
  • Feb 27

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board

    Meet Kymberly Robinson! New Associate Attorney on Board
    Kymberly has been working for Rincker Law, PLLC as a contract attorney for several years and has now joined the team as an associate attorney. We are proud to have her part of the team. She is admitted to practice …The post Meet…
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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Mar 4

    Anti-Corporate Farming Bill Reaches ND Ag Committee

    Anti-Corporate Farming Bill Reaches ND Ag Committee
    Posted March 4, 2015 The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will vote on the proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law, according to a Grand Forks Herald article available here. AgWeek also published an article…
  • Mar 4

    Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation

    Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation
    Posted March 4, 2015 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA), according to a Food Safety News article available here. The Wall Street Journal also published an…
  • Mar 2

    Environmental Groups Suing EPA Over Declining Butterfly Population

    Environmental Groups Suing EPA Over Declining Butterfly Population
    Posted March 2, 2015 An environmental group sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accusing regulators of discounting the dangers of a widely used herbicide threatening the declining monarch butterfly population, according to…
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Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
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The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Feb 25

    Interview with Bill Marler

    Interview with Bill Marler
    "Bill Marler, one of the world's foremost authorities on food poisoning and the law is on campus at the University of Arkansas for two days. . . "  Food Poisoning and the Law. Listen to this excellent interview with Bill Marler. The…
  • Feb 18

    Bill Marler & Denis Stearns Teach in LL.M. Program - Public Reception Announcement

    Bill Marler & Denis Stearns Teach in LL.M. Program - Public Reception Announcement
    Marler Clark Attorneys,  Bill Marler and Denis Stearns to Teach LL.M. Class Reception in their honor Monday February 23Join us Monday, February 23 for a reception in honor of our guest and visiting professor, Bill Marler and his law…
  • Feb 16

    Guest Speaker: Amy White, Walmart Food Safety Manager, Labeling Compliance

    Guest Speaker: Amy White, Walmart Food Safety Manager, Labeling Compliance
    We were pleased to host LL.M. alumna, Amy White, in our Special Topics: Food Labeling and Food Safety class. Amy is the Food Safety Manager, Labeling & Compliance for Walmart. Amy delivered an informative presentation to the class on…
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Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Covers farm management, crop damage claims and crop insurance. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://www.midwestagriculturallawguide.com/
  • Feb 12

    Court Finds Manure Not So Refreshing and May Be Subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Court Finds Manure Not So Refreshing and May Be Subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    According to the Seinfeld character George Costanza; “If you consider the other choices “manure” is actually pretty refreshing.”   Seinfeld – My Boyfriend – YouTube.  Well, a Washington…
  • Dec 19

    Viptera Approved: China Ends Import Ban On 3 GMO

    Viptera Approved: China Ends Import Ban On 3 GMO
    On December 17, 2014 China finally ended its import ban on Syngenta’s Viptera corn and two varieties of GMO soybeans produced by DuPont Pioneer and Bayer Crop Sciences. The announcement is cause for great relief to the seed companies…
  • Nov 19

    8th Circuit Intercepts Syngenta’s Attempt to Pass Viptera Problem to Bunge

    8th Circuit Intercepts Syngenta’s Attempt to Pass Viptera Problem to Bunge
    As a follow up to Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits, the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently broke up Syngenta Seeds, Inc.’s attempt to pass the Viptera problem to Bunge North America, Inc. In 2013 Syngenta tried to…
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Institute for Food Laws and…

Institute for Food Laws and Regulation Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University.

http://iflr.foodlaw.org/
  • Jan 12

    H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition

    H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition
    The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is now accepting papers for the H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions. FDLI sponsors the competitions to engage law students interested in food and drug law.There are two competitions - one for…
  • Dec 16

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano
    Congratulations to Professor Alberto Alemanno! Well deserved. receiving 2014 Teaching Innovation Award with @vanessaklein18 Pascal Quiry @HECParis @HECKnowledge @nyulaw pic.twitter.com/9fQVtbvEd1— Alberto Alemanno (@alemannoEU)…
  • Nov 17

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation
    The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to teach an online course, Food Regulation in Canada. The course is taught completely via the Internet on…
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farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
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Law under the Microscope

Law under the Microscope

News, updates and ruminations on legal and regulatory developments related to the life sciences, bioagriculture and nanotechnology. By Cece Gassner.

http://lifetech.blogs.com/bionanoblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit
    Last year saw the beginning of grumblings that drug companies may be keeping certain trial results out of the public, and that the FDA may also not be getting out cautions when needed.  Merck had been accused of hiding research that showed…
  • Jul 26

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?
    I'll be posting more later today on some regulatory/legal developments in the bioscience world, but wanted to pass along this article from Wired online. This could be a great development in treatment for various diseases - using nifty little…
  • Jun 21

    Patent Backlog

    Patent Backlog
    One tidbit from the BIO 2005 sessions that really stuck in my mind - the PTO now faces a backlog of 500,000 patent applications. With the rate of growth in patent filings, they foresee having a backlog of a million applications within the…
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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit
    Record high nitrate levels have been found in Des Moines' water -  6 times higher than federal limits. In early February, Des Moines Water Works indicated its intention to sue several Iowa drainage districts for failing to properly…
  • Feb 28

    Food Aid & Farmers Market

    Food Aid & Farmers Market
    “Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets” By Russ Parsons for the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015 Peppers from the Gardena farmers market. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times) Most people think of…
  • Jan 24

    Call for Papers: Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective

    Call for Papers: Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective
    Editor's note: This announcement has been posted on behalf of Andrea Saba, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. Call for Papers: International Colloquium, Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective, Pisa, Italy, September…
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Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Mar 5

    Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule

    Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has released proposed rules that would govern the integration of “small” unmanned aerial systems (“small UAS”) into the National Airspace System. The proposed…
  • Mar 4

    Talking Big Data and Drones on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

    Talking Big Data and Drones on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick
    I was recently lucky enough to be interviewed by Gerry Dick for his television show Inside Indiana Business.  I was joined by Beck's Hybrid's Jim Shertzer who leads FARMserver, a web-based farm data storage and analysis tool.  These…
  • Feb 12

    Defining "Big Data" in Agriculture

    Defining "Big Data" in Agriculture
    A recent comment writer on one of my articles addressing big data concerns in farm leases asked me why I used the term "big data" instead of just "data." This got me thinking about the definition of "big data" and what the term really means…
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Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi
    Illinoisans are petitioning a newly created Medical Cannabis Advisory Board with petitions asking to expand the law’s overly restrictive list of debilitating medical conditions. Illinois law requires the Advisory Board to hear…
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
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International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    EU Food Law Handbook

    EU Food Law Handbook
    The EU Food Law Handbook edited by Bernd van der Meulen was published in September 2014. Bernd van der Meulen is respected scholar in EU food law, and he includes an outstanding ensemble of knowledgeable experts, like Martin Holle (Nutrition…
  • Oct 7

    Ukraine adopts new food legislation to align with the EU

    Ukraine adopts new food legislation to align with the EU
    On September 15, 2014, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed Law No. 1602 VII on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine related to Food Products.   The law establishes a new wording for the Law of Ukraine on the…
  • Oct 2

    New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

    New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization
    The History and Future of the World Trade Organization is a comprehensive account of the economic, political and legal issues surrounding the creation of the WTO and its evolution. Fully illustrated with color and black-and-white photos…
Rank this Week: 4768

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
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Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

Covers Asian food regulation. By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • May 21

    Reforming Food Law in China

    Reforming Food Law in China
    Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of trust towards their local products but it is also disrupting the economic viability…
  • Mar 10

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive
    According to China Daily, on March 1 Chinese authorities banned the production of two food additives used to bleach flour.
  • Feb 11

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee
    FoodProductionDaily reports that the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) has been blocked from including representatives from the food and beverage industry in a scientific panel set up to advise on safety and standards.The…
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