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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/
  • Oct 29

    Virginia Grower Recalls One Lot of Fresh Cilantro for Potential Salmonella

    Virginia Grower Recalls One Lot of Fresh Cilantro for Potential Salmonella
    Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, announced Wednesday that one lot of its conventional fresh-cut cilantro was being recalled due to the potential of Salmonella contamination. The company said the single lot, consisting of 465…
  • Oct 29

    Dozens Sickened After Attending Convention Banquet in California

    Dozens Sickened After Attending Convention Banquet in California
    The San Mateo Health System is investigating the source of apparent food poisoning that sickened attendees at a NAACP convention in Redwood City, CA, this past weekend. Health officials said that 12 people were taken to the hospital by…
  • Oct 29

    Retail Outlets Remove Chile Pepper Varieties From Sale Due to Potential Salmonella

    Retail Outlets Remove Chile Pepper Varieties From Sale Due to Potential Salmonella
    Following last week’s recall of fresh Serrano chile peppers by Bailey Farms Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced that they removed from sale Serrano, Anaheim, Red Cherry Hot and Finger Hot peppers…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Oct 29

    EPA Recognizes Food Recovery Project with Achievement Award

    EPA Recognizes Food Recovery Project with Achievement Award
    EPA Gives University Achievement Award for Food RecoveryPosted on October 20, 2014The University of Arkansas continues to receive accolades and recognition for its pioneering work on food waste prevention and food recovery promotion. The…
  • Oct 27

    Nicole Civita presents on Food Justice at Conference in Wyoming

    Nicole Civita presents on Food Justice at Conference in Wyoming
    Visiting Assistant Professor Nicole Civita delivered several well-received presentations on food justice, food insecurity, food waste and recovery at the 2014 Consumer Issues Conference — Food: Policies, Perceptions, &…
  • Oct 21

    Janie Hipp attends White House discussion on women in agriculture

    Janie Hipp attends White House discussion on women in agriculture
    The article below was originally posted by the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative blog. Read the article below or find the original posting here. A Week of Celebrating Native #WomeninAg IFAI Director, Janie Hipp (Chickasaw),…
Rank this Week: 571

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 29

    Why Your Farm Estate Plan Should be Revisited Every Few Year

    Why Your Farm Estate Plan Should be Revisited Every Few Year
    It is prudent to revisit your estate plan every 3-5 years or when there is a major life event (e.g., marriage, divorce, purchase/sale of major assets, bankruptcy, children). Estate planning leads to business planning, which leads to tax…
  • Oct 24

    My Presentation on “Getting Paid” at the American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting

    My Presentation on “Getting Paid” at the American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting
      Had a great time at the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) Annual Meeting this past week.  I moderated a roundtable discussion on “Getting Paid:  Billing and Collection Strategies for the Food and…
  • Oct 22

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan
    Farms and pets go hand-in-hand. There are three vehicles that can be used to protect your pets (including horses) after you die: 1) Last Will and Testament, 2) Pet Trusts, and 3) Pet Protection Agreement. Last Will and Testament:…
Rank this Week: 927

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/
  • Oct 28

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline
    --> Posted October 28, 2014 The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has launched a hotline to report cruelty and neglect, according to a HSUS release available here. Feedstuffs also published an article available here.The hotline will…
  • Oct 27

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar
    Posted October 27, 2014 The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host the Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws: Overview and Status of Current Legal Issues webinar from 2:30 to 3:30 (EST) on Wednesday, November 19. Within the past decade,…
  • Oct 24

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation
    --> Posted October 24, 2014 U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have requested that the newly released agriculture rule released in conjunction with the Waters of the United…
Rank this Week: 919

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/
Rank this Week: 1240

farmgate

farmgate

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

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
Rank this Week: 1546

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/
Rank this Week: 4867

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    New and Significant Documentary: Food Chain

    New and Significant Documentary: Food Chain
    I am writing this post from LAX, on my way home from the UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Conference.  It was an excellent conference, bringing together food law scholars and policy experts from across the world.  There…
  • Oct 7

    Did the dismissal of Missouri v. Harris have an unanticipated effect?

    Did the dismissal of Missouri v. Harris have an unanticipated effect?
    Source:  Center for Food SafetyThe latest chapter in the California battery cage saga ended last week.  State of Missouri, et al. v. Harris is no more. Background:  California’s Prevention of Farm Cruelty Act was enacted…
  • Sep 11

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"
    The Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law (JESL) was established at the University of Missouri Law School in 1993 as the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review (MELPR). In the spring of 2012, MELPR became JESL. JESL focuses…
Rank this Week: 3191

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/
  • Oct 24

    Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?

    Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?
    A crisis can destroy a business’s reputation and bottom line. A crisis can come from anywhere:  a surprise EPA, OSHA, or other regulatory inspection, a natural disaster, or a man-made catastrophe like the West, Texas fertilizer…
  • Sep 30

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
    Harvest photo taken from a UAV.Thanks @TheChadColby.Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known…
  • Sep 11

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure
    A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms.  There was also…
Rank this Week: 3435

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: 4868

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/
  • Oct 8

    White Flag Waved: EPA drops suit against Lois Alt

    White Flag Waved: EPA drops suit against Lois Alt
    The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has decided not to appeal the Northern District of West Virginia’s ruling in favor of poultry farmer, Lois Alt.  The court ruled the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) did…
  • Aug 19

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa
    Many have heard the quote attributed to Mark Twain over a 100 years ago: “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”  Those words are as true today as they were a century ago. Four South Central Nebraska farmers…
  • Aug 11

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1
    On August 6, Missouri narrowly passed the “Right-to-Farm” amendment by 2,500 votes. Section 35 Article 1 of the Missouri Constitution will soon read: That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and…
Rank this Week: 3945

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…
Rank this Week: 2960

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Aug 25

    Is the Russian Ban on US and EU Food Imports a Violation of the WTO Agreements?

    Is the Russian Ban on US and EU Food Imports a Violation of the WTO Agreements?
    I doubt the US would ever challenge the Russian ban on United States and European Union food imports as a violation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements because the ban will likely hurt Russia more than the US.Russia…
  • May 1

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling
    English: Vermont State House, December 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Vermont General Assembly passed a bill that will require most (but not all) foods produced with genetic engineering to be labeled as such. The law, which would go into…
  • Apr 28

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement
    English: First page of Constitution of the United States Česky: První strana originálu Ústavy Spojených států amerických Español: La página primera de la Constitución de…
Rank this Week: 4863

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…
Rank this Week: 4862

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…
Rank this Week: 2943