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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/
  • Apr 18

    Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy

    Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy
    Raw milk from Greenfield Dairy near the central Pennsylvania town of Middleburg is likely contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded immediately, state officials say. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The…
  • Apr 18

    Food-Safety Tips for Easter Egg

    Food-Safety Tips for Easter Egg
    Easter Sunday is coming right up, so here are some important food-safety tips to remember this time of year when you’re decorating, cooking and/or hiding Easter eggs: Be sure and inspect the eggs before purchasing them, making sure they…
  • Apr 17

    Health Officials Investigating Potential Illness Outbreak at Food Safety Summit

    Health Officials Investigating Potential Illness Outbreak at Food Safety Summit
    Reports of an illness outbreak at last week’s Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Baltimore have state and local health officials checking for symptoms among those who attended the three-day event from April 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention…
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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: 372

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/
  • Mar 25

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will
    In this case, B owned and operated a large farm that included 33 quarter sections of land and about 600 cattle.  He had a will and died.  And although he remained married to his wife, D, at his death, he had been living with G for…
  • Mar 19

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed
    One neighbour (G) has a barn and a shed that protrude onto another neighbour's (N's) property.  The barn is used for stabling horses and the shed is used for storage and has an attached chicken coop.  The situation ended up in…
  • Mar 18

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Apr 18

    EPA Releases Technical Papers on Methane Emission

    EPA Releases Technical Papers on Methane Emission
    Posted April 18, 2014The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a series of technical white papers about sources of methane emissions and asked the public to comment on the research to assist in EPA’s efforts to…
  • Apr 18

    Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

    Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
    Posted April 18, 2014On Wednesday, the Vermont Senate passed a bill, 28-2, that would make Vermont the first state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, according to an article by Food Safety…
  • Apr 18

    USDA Considers Mandatory Reporting for Deadly Pig Viru

    USDA Considers Mandatory Reporting for Deadly Pig Viru
    Posted April 18, 2014USDA is considering the option of mandatory reporting for outbreaks of the deadly pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), according to an article by Reuters available here.  Ag Week also reported on the…
Rank this Week: 705

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Book Review: “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”

    Book Review: “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”
      As a woman, matrimonial lawyer, and entrepreneur, the issue of financial empowerment for females is important to me.  I recently met Susan L. Hirshman, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley and author of “Does This Make My…
  • Apr 15

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce
    In case you missed it, I was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article talking about premarital student loan debt and divorce (and admitting my law school debt load).  In a marriage, everything fits into one of three buckets:…
  • Apr 10

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”
    I get contacted from time-to-time from those interested in being a food and agriculture lawyer or hanging their own shingle in any area of law.  I wanted to note a book that I recently read titled “The Happy Law…
Rank this Week: 875

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 7

    GRAS: Generally Recognized As Secret?

    GRAS: Generally Recognized As Secret?
    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report that raises more questions about the US regulatory system for food additive. The report says the GRAS exemption from food additive review by FDA — “generally recognized…
  • Mar 4

    FDA Reopens Comment Period on "Evaporated Cane Juice"

    FDA Reopens Comment Period on "Evaporated Cane Juice"
    The Food and Drug Administration is reopening the comment period on its draft guidance for industry on declaring "evaporated cane juice" as an ingredient on food labels.  The agency originally published the guidance in October of…
  • Feb 11

    “Generational amnesia” about Raw Milk

    “Generational amnesia” about Raw Milk
    Des Moines Register wrote about Mary McGonigle-Martin story, a mother who almost lost her son to an E. coli bacterial infection from raw milk. Mary McGonigle-Martin said, “The damage done by this bacteria is incomprehensible.”…
Rank this Week: 1311

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
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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/
  • Mar 31

    Visiting Scholar, John Bowman, USAID

    Visiting Scholar, John Bowman, USAID
    On April 9, Dr. John Bowman of USAID's Bureau of Food Security will give a lecture at 4 pm in 1135 Anthony, titled: "A career in international agriculture and food security: From the fields to industry to USAID."
  • Mar 24

    Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation

    Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation
    Registration for conference, “Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation and Where We Go From Here,” is now open.  The conference will take place at UCLA on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Registration…
  • Jan 23

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014
    THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF FOOD LAWLocation: University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Professor Room - Trento, via RosminiDate: Friday, February 21th, 2014Time: 9.30-12.30PROGRAMIntroductionUmberto Izzo, Matteo…
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • Mar 30

    Hot Water Topics Pt. I: EPA Proposes New Definition of “Waters of The United States”

    Hot Water Topics Pt. I: EPA Proposes New Definition of “Waters of The United States”
    On March 24, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States” as applied in the Clean Water Act (CWA). The definition of “waters of the United States” currently…
  • Mar 26

    State Senator Proposes One Board To Rule All Water Issues In Nebraska

    State Senator Proposes One Board To Rule All Water Issues In Nebraska
    On January 21, 2014, Nebraska State Senator Bill Avery, introduced a bill (LB1005), which would create a board to govern the use of surface and groundwater.  Currently, surface water is controlled by the State’s Department of…
  • Mar 12

    Crop Insurance Agents: No Rebates Allowed

    Crop Insurance Agents: No Rebates Allowed
    Incentives work.  Trust me, I use incentives all the time to get my three year old to sit still, eat his dinner, and stop asking me “why?”  So why don’t you ever see crop insurance agents incentivizing clients…
Rank this Week: 2105

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    General Mills: Brilliant Legal Manuever, or the Worst Public Relations Move Ever

    General Mills: Brilliant Legal Manuever, or the Worst Public Relations Move Ever
    In recent years, there has been a flurry of legislative efforts to protect the image of farm and food products. For example, "ag gag" statutes provide a form of heightened legal protection from potential lawsuits. General Mills has taken…
  • Apr 7

    "From the Land of Sky Blue Waters"

    "From the Land of Sky Blue Waters"
    I will be curious to hear how many people make a connection with the subject of this post. It was the marketing phrase and song for Minnesota-based Hamms Beer, a classic cheap light beer made by a Minnesota company that was acquired by a…
  • Feb 23

    Are You Doing Your Share?

    Are You Doing Your Share?
    I was simply delighted to find the National Agricultural Library (NAL) collection of War-era Food Posters available online. The physical collection was on display a couple years ago. Beans Were Bullets was an exhibit that…
Rank this Week: 2918

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/
  • Apr 17

    Professor Civita on Legal Issues and Food Recovery

    Professor Civita on Legal Issues and Food Recovery
    The LL.M. Program continues its valuable and high-profile work to reduce waste, encourage food recovery, and reduce hunger.Professor Nicole Civita, Visiting Assistant Professor in the LL.M Program and Director of the Food Recovery Project,…
  • Apr 14

    HungerU Exhibit on Global Food Crisi

    HungerU Exhibit on Global Food Crisi
    HungerU, a touring mobile exhibit designed to create awareness about global food issues and the role of agriculture, will be on the University of Arkansas campus Monday and Tuesday to challenge students to consider the world's food needs.The…
  • Apr 14

    Don Wiseman and Amy White Visit LL.M. Cla

    Don Wiseman and Amy White Visit LL.M. Cla
    We were delighted to welcome two food safety and compliance attorneys from the world's largest retailer, Walmart, to a special class session last Friday. Don Wiseman and Amy White spoke to our class for over an hour, and then we all had lunch…
Rank this Week: 4267

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/
  • Apr 14

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work
    During our Indiana Ag Leadership class trip to Liberia, West Africa recently, I saw something that has stuck with me since I arrived back in Indiana. At a United Nation's peacekeeping outpost in Ganta, Liberia--manned completely by…
  • Mar 26

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation
    Farm Journal's Sara Schafer recently consulted me for an article she wrote on how to "Reduce Liability" for the farm. Her article discusses the need to create new legal companies to handle certain farm operations that fall outside of normal…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up
    The previous five posts chronicled my journey with the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Liberia. From an agricultural standpoint, the contrast between northern Europe and West Africa could not be more…
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International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    Horse meat again

    Horse meat again
    New case of horse meat has been discovered in a Dutch slaughterhouse.
  • Jan 23

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014
    THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF FOOD LAWLocation: University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Professor Room - Trento, via RosminiDate: Friday, February 21th, 2014Time: 9.30-12.30PROGRAMIntroductionUmberto Izzo, Matteo…
  • Jan 9

    10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) - ‘New Directions in EU and Global Risk Regulation'

    10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) - ‘New Directions in EU and Global Risk Regulation'
    The European Law Journal, HEC Paris and the Center for Research on Transnational Law (CTL), Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, are welcoming proposals for presentation at…
Rank this Week: 4272

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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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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