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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/
  • Jun 25

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern
    More snack products are under recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of sunflower kernels from Ontario-based SunOpta Inc. Figi’s Companies Inc. of Marshfield, WI, is recalling two of its products in a total of…
  • Jun 25

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake
    The Father’s Table is recalling 2,100 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label because Grain Craft flour used in the products may contain undeclared peanut residue.…
  • Jun 25

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar
    General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22

    Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22
    Posted February 18, 2016Agriculture in the Mid-South is uniquely impacted by changes and developments in state, federal, and international laws and policies. Hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium, the Third Annual Mid-South…
  • Feb 18

    USDA proposes improving healthy food acce

    USDA proposes improving healthy food acce
    Posted February 18, 2016Under a proposed rule change announced Tuesday by the USDA, retailers who accept food stamps would have to stock a wider variety of healthy food options or risk losing their ability to accept Supplemental Nutrition…
  • Feb 17

    Mid-South Farm & Gin Show February 26 & 27 in Memphi

    Mid-South Farm & Gin Show February 26 & 27 in Memphi
    Posted February 17, 2016The 64th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 26 & 27 at the Cook County Convention Center in Memphis, TN. Attendees can move through three full floors of the latest equipment and machinery…
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Jun 14

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale
    The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property.  They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1,685,000.  The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the…
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
Rank this Week: 554

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: What About Supervised Visitation?

    New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: What About Supervised Visitation?
    The New York Court of Appeals has held that absent any threat to the child’s wellbeing, those people who have visitation rights have the right to unsupervised visitation with his or her child.  Weiss v. Weiss, 52 N.Y.2d 170…
  • Jun 20

    New York Agriculture Liens: Liens for Service of Stallions or Bull

    New York Agriculture Liens: Liens for Service of Stallions or Bull
    Under Section 160 of NY Lien Law, the “owner of a stallion or bull shall have a lien on each mare or cow served together with the foal or calf of each mare or cow from such service, for the amount agreed on…
  • Jun 17

    Animal Abuse Registry in Rockland County, New York

    Animal Abuse Registry in Rockland County, New York
    Following Suffolk County’s decision to maintain an animal abuse registry, Rockland County also enacted a law to have those convicted of animal abuse crimes register. Rockland County requires all persons convicted of an animal abuse…
Rank this Week: 658

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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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Some Thoughts on our Global Food System

    Some Thoughts on our Global Food System
    I began my day reading the blog post on the Marler Blog about the listeria traced to frozen vegetables. Bill Marler, Frozen Vegetables with Listeria Linked to Illnesses and Deaths in Washington, California and Maryland, Marler Blog (May…
  • Jan 2

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley
    From Wikimedia Commons: The California Central Valley as seen from 20,000 feet. This is a south-facing view of the area north of Modesto, and east of Stockton and Manteca, as identified by comparison with aerial photography.“Solar is…
  • Dec 20

    Agrarian Revolution: Marxist Sociology & Exemplary Social Science

    Agrarian Revolution: Marxist Sociology & Exemplary Social Science
    In the course of reading and research for a bibliography on “philosophy, psychology, and methodology for the social sciences,” I came across an intriguing discussion of a book by Jeffery M. Paige, Agrarian Revolution: Social…
Rank this Week: 881

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/
  • Jun 22

    Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in the field of Law

    Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in the field of Law
     The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combined teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators,…
  • Jun 3

    Alumni Update: Marne Coit

    Alumni Update: Marne Coit
    Congratulations to LL.M. Alumna Marne Coit, whose recent article Support for Local Food in the 2014 Farm Bill was published in the most recent edition of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. A 2007 LL.M. graduate, Marne continues to work at…
  • May 18

    Law Professors Form Innovative Academic Organization to Promote Field of Food Law & Policy

    Law Professors Form Innovative Academic Organization to Promote Field of Food Law & Policy
    We are pleased to share news of the newly formed Academy of Food Law & Policy, a membership organization that serves as a forum for individuals and institutions involved in teaching and scholarship in the broad field of Food Law &…
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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/
  • Jun 23

    My interest in food law knows no boundarie

    My interest in food law knows no boundarie
    Some of you may think that in my posts I wander way outside the bounds of food law, others might not even realize I do. So rather than give a legal analysis of some current issue, I’m taking a moment to discuss the term.Law students,…
  • Jun 14

    Of zombies and criminal

    Of zombies and criminal
    By Michaela OldfieldAs the recall for products linked to sunflower seeds potentially contaminated with Listeria grows, I think this is a good time to talk about recalls. I feel like this is a bug I’m hearing more and more about in the…
  • Jun 6

    Is the FDA Keeping Pace with the Current Health Adversities Through Labeling?

    Is the FDA Keeping Pace with the Current Health Adversities Through Labeling?
    By Melissa CardThe marathon is coming to an end as manufacturers cross the finish line with their new products. General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, and McDonald’s have been racing to reformulate their products to remove partially hydrogenated…
Rank this Week: 1666

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.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
Rank this Week: 1917

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2102

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Oct 27

    FDA Extending Menu Labeling Compliance Date

    FDA Extending Menu Labeling Compliance Date
    FDA is extending the compliance date for its menu labeling rule by one year. Restaurants and other establishments covered by the menu labeling rule will have until December 1, 2016 to post calories and other information on their menus and…
  • Oct 7

    Oral Arguments in Challenge to VT Law on GE Labeling

    Oral Arguments in Challenge to VT Law on GE Labeling
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear oral argument Thursday, October 8, in Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, on an appeal of the federal district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. The injunction…
  • Sep 16

    My most recent publication, The U.S. Food…

    My most recent publication, The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act: Implications in Transnational Governance of Food Safety, Food System Sustainability, and the Tension with Free Trade, is available in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy…
Rank this Week: 2134

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…
Rank this Week: 2410

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/
  • May 17

    North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld

    North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld
    Such is the life of a farmer.   Even in times of a good crop, the potential insurance claim may be more valuable than the crop itself.  That may have been the case for Aaron Johnson of Norwood, North Dakota, … Continue…
  • Dec 23

    Insuring Additional Acres? The Number of Acres Added May Affect Your Coverage

    Insuring Additional Acres? The Number of Acres Added May Affect Your Coverage
      Farm land does not change hands very often but when it does the acquiring operator should keep in mind the rules which may affect the operator’s crop insurance benefits covering the newly added land. Failing to understand and…
  • Dec 11

    Foregoing Work Comp Coverage? Remember to Provide Notice.

    Foregoing Work Comp Coverage? Remember to Provide Notice.
      Early in my career I had a Nebraska case come across my desk which involved a farm hand falling and striking his head while working on a farm truck.  The farmer had not obtained a workers’ compensation policy to ……
Rank this Week: 2537

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: 2691

Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

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

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 13

    >> Hurry, registration is limited!

    >> Hurry, registration is limited!
    Food Law Current Issues SeminarMichigan State University        East Lansing, MichiganJuly 12-14, 2016The MSU Food Law Current Issues Seminar provides practical education on current food legal and regulatory issues. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2881

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
  • May 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Key Clean Water Act Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Key Clean Water Act Case
      The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that an approved jurisdictional determination from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finding that property contains “waters of the United States” is “final agency…
  • May 19

    Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement: A Brief Review

    Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement: A Brief Review
      We’ve recently received a number of inquiries regarding wind energy agreements. This article, while not offering legal advice, is intended to inform landowners as to some of the key legal issues they should consider when…
  • Apr 29

    When Tenants in Common Own the Farm

    When Tenants in Common Own the Farm
    It’s a common situation that often leads to conflict. A father dies without a will and his three children inherit his farm through the rules of intestate succession. Or maybe an aunt dies with a will leaving a one-third share of her…
Rank this Week: 4541

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
  • Jun 15

    Minority Owner of Family LLC Gets a Reprieve

    Minority Owner of Family LLC Gets a Reprieve
    The Iowa Court of Appeals—while denying a minority owner’s request to have his family LLC dissolved—breathed life back into his quest to receive “fair value” for his 27% ownership interest. The court reversed a…
  • May 27

    Iowa Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Ag Supply Dealer Lien Answer

    Iowa Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Ag Supply Dealer Lien Answer
    A federal bankruptcy case has been shaping interpretation of the Iowa agricultural supply dealer lien statute since the operator of a farrow-to-finish hog facility declared bankruptcy in 2009.
  • May 13

    Farm Tenant Entitled to Recoup Unused Lime Cost

    Farm Tenant Entitled to Recoup Unused Lime Cost
    This week, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued two opinions analyzing farm leases. We told you Wednesday about a most interesting case where the court held that a residential acreage tenant with a single horse was entitled to September 1…
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MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

An agricultural law blawg providing information and updates on legal issues and case law in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
  • Feb 29

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran
    The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of Iowa Finance Authority is holding eight workshops around the state to educate beginning farmers and military veterans interested in farming about state and federal programs that can help them…
  • Jan 17

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again
    Boundary disputes are not uncommon. They often occur when someone purchases land and then learns that a fence or other boundary marker is not quite where it should be according to the survey. These disputes are often settled through a legal…
Rank this Week: 4758

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 4932