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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/
  • Sep 3

    New E. Coli Test Reportedly Shows Results in Less Than 24 Hour

    New E. Coli Test Reportedly Shows Results in Less Than 24 Hour
    The standard methods of detecting the presence of E. coli O157 in meat products use cultures and microbiological assays and can take 48 hours or more to get a result. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on a given product’s shelf life.…
  • Sep 3

    Will FDA’s New Food Import Programs Make Food Safer?

    Will FDA’s New Food Import Programs Make Food Safer?
    First, the statistics. At the time that President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law in 2011, the United States imported about 15-20 percent of its domestic food supply, and as many as 70 percent of the food…
  • Sep 3

    How to Keep Your Refrigerator Safe for Food

    How to Keep Your Refrigerator Safe for Food
    September is National Food Safety Education Month and this year, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration are trying to debunk some…
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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/
  • Aug 28

    Federal judge halts EPA's clean water rule

    Federal judge halts EPA's clean water rule
    Posted August 28, 2015 A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule hours before it was set to go into effect, according to a U.S. News and World Report article available…
  • Aug 24

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit
    Posted August 24, 2015 A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ordered the state to write stricter controls for agriculture water runoff in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, according to The Californian article available…
  • Aug 5

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
    Posted August 6, 2015A federal judge struck down Idaho's ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free speech to protect prominent agricultural companies, according…
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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/
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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
  • Sep 4

    Ask Cari: Can I Copyright that Recipe?

    Ask Cari: Can I Copyright that Recipe?
    Dear Cari,  I am writing a cookbook and developing some of my own recipes.  Do I have copyright protection with my recipes? Ann. M.  Dear Ann: To answer your question, one must first look at what can be copyrighted. …
  • Aug 26

    My Lawline Presentation on Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer

    My Lawline Presentation on Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer
    The above is the video recording of my Lawline presentation on “Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producers.”  The outline for the presentation is here.  You can watch the video above; however, if you want…
  • Aug 26

    Using Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Forum

    Using Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Forum
    Mediation is a great option for people that want to take an active role in resolving their conflicts, rather than leaving it up to a third party like a judge. In mediation, both parties work with the assistance of a … The post…
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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/
  • Sep 3

    A New LL.M. Year Begins Again

    A New LL.M. Year Begins Again
    Last week, we introduced our new candidates to the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law.  We began with a short orientation session where we discussed our course of study, LL.M. Program degree requirements, and our approach to…
  • Sep 3

    A New LL.M. Year Begins Again

    A New LL.M. Year Begins Again
    Last week, we introduced our new candidates to the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law.  We began with a short orientation session where we discussed our course of study, LL.M. Program degree requirements, and our approach to…
  • Sep 3

    Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit at School of Law

    Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit at School of Law
    From August - November 2015, Professor Christopher Kelley has arranged for the School of Law to host the Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit featuring images from Ukraine's' Maidan 2013-2014. The art created during and…
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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/
  • Sep 3

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
  • Aug 21

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril
    Another decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has confirmed that the process and deadlines for appealing orders made by Provincial Officers are strict; failure to comply with the process and deadlines means that the ERT has no…
  • Aug 13

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
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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/
  • Sep 1

    Three Takeaways from the Precision Ag Data Platforms Conference

    Three Takeaways from the Precision Ag Data Platforms Conference
    The recent Precision Ag Data Platforms conference was one of the most interesting events I've attended this past year. Ag data management platforms are part of a relatively young industry by agricultural standards, but these offerigs are…
  • Aug 30

    Farm Data in Custom Farming Contract

    Farm Data in Custom Farming Contract
    As custom harvesters make their way across the United States and Canada this summer, I keep wondering what happens to all that yield data these machines are collecting.  I am sure much of the data is forwarded to the landowners and…
  • Aug 27

    Is Your "E-Signature" Valid?

    Is Your "E-Signature" Valid?
    The prevalence of "I accept” check boxes on online contracts may have some people wondering whether one click of the mouse is as effective as signing your John Hancock?  The answer, for the most part, is yes.…
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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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The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Sep 2

    Federal Judge Vacates Lesser Prairie-Chicken Rule

    Federal Judge Vacates Lesser Prairie-Chicken Rule
    Yesterday, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) final rule[i] in which the agency listed the lesser prairie-chicken as a "threatened"…
  • Aug 28

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not
    On the eve of the official effective date of the new Clean Water Rule (Fed. Reg. 37,054-127,), a North Dakota federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction to stop the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing it. The court…
  • Aug 21

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter
    It’s a rather small detail, but those small details often make all the difference when it comes to litigation. And that’s what happened in a recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court explained that the limitations…
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ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Aug 30

    On TaxPlace: IRS Issues New DPAD Proposed Regulations That Have Implications For Ag Producer

    On TaxPlace: IRS Issues New DPAD Proposed Regulations That Have Implications For Ag Producer
    On August 26, the IRS issued new proposed and temporary regulations under I.R.C. §199 (the domestic production activities deduction).  The proposed regulations focus on several critical areas under I.R.C. §199, and the…
  • Aug 27

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review
    Overview There has been a lot of discussion lately about clean water. Barring a last-hour injunction, the new Clean Water Rule promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will go into effect Friday, August 28.[i] As…
  • Aug 27

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV
    Overview Six months ago we explained the new rules the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had just proposed for integrating small commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” into U.S. airspace. These rules, if…
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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Crop Insurance Deadline: Missouri AG Tries to Buy Time for Flooded Farmer

    Crop Insurance Deadline: Missouri AG Tries to Buy Time for Flooded Farmer
      Earlier this month, Chuck Koster, Attorney General for Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to extend the deadline for filing  planted acreage reports.  The USDA requires most farmers…
  • Jul 17

    Syngenta Lawsuit Update: Fed. Ct. Sends Cases Back to State Court

    Syngenta Lawsuit Update: Fed. Ct. Sends Cases Back to State Court
    On May 5th, 2015, United States District Judge, John Lungstrum sent two lawsuits against Syngenta back to the state courts in which they were originally filed.  The decision appears to be a major strategic victory for plaintiffs looking…
  • Jul 9

    Actively Engaged In Farming: The New Definition

    Actively Engaged In Farming: The New Definition
      As farm operations continue to grow and become more complex, multiple owners or members of a farming entity may consider themselves “farm managers” even though they never set a foot in the field.   Characterizing…
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun the process of updating its current guidance on food ingredient safety assessment, commonly referred to as the Redbook, and is requesting input from the public. The agency is interested in…
  • Feb 19

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling
    Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie stated, “It is a huge mistake to theorize before one has data. Inevitably one begins to twist facts to suit to theories instead of theories to suit facts.” When one forms theories before having…
  • Jan 28

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop
    It violates the spirit of the World Trade Organization agreements.It turns its back on the single-market principle of the European Community. It upends the status of science as the neutral arbiter.Nonetheless, I am optimistic about the new…
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International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Mar 18

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy
    The 2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy will take place from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. This is a preview of the program. Key Note address: “Appetite for Change: Tackling…
  • Mar 6

    Summer Enrollment Now Open

    Summer Enrollment Now Open
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Mar 6

    Enrollment now open for summer

    Enrollment now open for summer
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • 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.
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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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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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