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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/
  • Dec 19

    Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples Catches Experts by Surprise

    Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples Catches Experts by Surprise
    Foodborne illness investigators know to expect a bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes on just about any food product. But even so, caramel apples were not on anyone’s radar when it became clear they were linked to a Listeria outbreak…
  • Dec 19

    Campylobacter Outbreak in WI Blamed on Raw Milk

    Campylobacter Outbreak in WI Blamed on Raw Milk
    A state and local investigation into last September’s Campylobacter jejuni outbreak in Wisconsin ended where it began — at the Durand High School football team dinner, where raw milk from a local farm was served. After a…
  • Dec 19

    CDC: 5 Deaths, 28 Illnesses in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple

    CDC: 5 Deaths, 28 Illnesses in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outbreak report posted Friday, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes and five deaths have been reported in connection with…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Dec 18

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit
    Posted December 18, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that he believes agriculture will play an important role in strengthening the nation’s relationship with Cuba, according to a USDA statement available here. Politico also…
  • Dec 17

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge
    Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of stock fraud, according to an article by Alabama Media Group available here. WAFF also published an…
  • Dec 16

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council
    Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according to an Inquisitr article available here.Governor Jennifer Granholm established the Michigan Food…
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/
Rank this Week: 552

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Some Terms for Bull Lease

    Some Terms for Bull Lease
    For those of you interested in a written bull lease, consider these terms: Term: The term of the breeding season should be listed (e.g., March 1 to June 30, July 1 to September 1). Number of Bulls: Note the number …The post Some…
  • Dec 11

    A Few Important Farm Lease Term

    A Few Important Farm Lease Term
    For those of you who are thinking about your farm lease, here are a few terms to consider: Parties: Ensure that all intended parties to the lease are named and adequately identified by the inclusion of their addresses or…
  • Nov 18

    Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting

    Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting
    I will be moderating this upcoming CLE for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee on December 9th on Common Equine Contracts. I’m super excited…
Rank this Week: 651

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…
Rank this Week: 785

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    "All I know is that I like to eat kale."

    "All I know is that I like to eat kale."
    NPR's All Things Considered ran a delightful story on the kids at Watkins Elementary in Washington, D.C. Why These Kids Love Kale, (Nov. 14, 2014).There, thanks to Food Prints, a program founded by the program D.C. nonprofit FRESHFARM…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Dec 20

    New Faculty Enhance the LL.M. Ag & Food Law Curriculum

    New Faculty Enhance the LL.M. Ag & Food Law Curriculum
    The LL.M. Program is pleased to announce three new professors, adding to our network of agricultural and food law scholars and enhancing the opportunities available to our students.  The LL.M. Program welcomes new instructors for…
  • Dec 8

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured
    Janie Hipp featured in Chickasaw Times articleThis October, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association awarded Janie Simms Hipp, J.D., L.L.M., with a Citation of Distinguished Alumni award during the Arkansas Alumni Association’s…
  • Dec 4

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm
    The Food Law Firm announces their newest member "of counsel," Nicole CivitaWe are pleased to share the good news that LL.M. Visiting Assistant Professor and Food Recovery Project Director Nicole Civita has joined the Food Law Firm.Nicole…
Rank this Week: 1325

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 11

    HACCP Certification Short Course at MSU

    HACCP Certification Short Course at MSU
    To all interested in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification, the following course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, November 24-25, 2014:DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HACCP AND…
Rank this Week: 1718

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Year in Reverse: A Look Back at 2014

    The Year in Reverse: A Look Back at 2014
    Each year I try to take a look back at the big legal stories in agriculture. This year, the usual wrangling over environmental and livestock issues took a back seat to drones and “big data.” But there was still a big fight over…
  • Dec 11

    See You at the IN/IL Farm Show on December 16, 2014

    See You at the IN/IL Farm Show on December 16, 2014
    I'm presenting this year again at the Indiana/Illinois Farm Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Each year, Hoosier Ag Today hosts a series of seminars on different topics for attendees.  I'll be on stage on December 16, 2014 at 11:00…
  • Dec 6

    Questions to Ask About Your Data Privacy Policy

    Questions to Ask About Your Data Privacy Policy
    AgGateway recently introduced its latest whitepaper on data privacy best practices for the agricultural industry. For those unfamiliar with AgGateway, it is a non-profit consortium of businesses serving the agriculture industry, with the…
Rank this Week: 1952

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: 2121

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Nov 17

    My article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and Pigs in a Poke

    My article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and Pigs in a Poke
    In the current issue of Food Technology I have an article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and pigs in a poke. You can read the whole article here.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2166

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: 2432

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 14

    Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits for Alleged Losses Caused by China’s Ban of Viptera Corn

    Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits for Alleged Losses Caused by China’s Ban of Viptera Corn
    The lawsuits against Syngenta for alleged losses due to China’s ban of Viptera corn are starting to pile up.  Nine such lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in October with…
Rank this Week: 2623

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: 2719

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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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/
  • Dec 17

    Palatine rejects dispensary for perception problem

    Palatine rejects dispensary for perception problem
    Palatine’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to deny Nature’s Care’s special use permit request for a dispensary, even though its Zoning Board voted to grant the request on two earlier occasions. Fear of medicines derived…
  • Dec 16

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service
    Banking has been hard for medical cannabis industries, but it doesn’t have to be in Illinois. Our state has the benefit of clear guidance from DOJ and FinCEN, plus we have access to top service professionals who have worked hard to…
  • Dec 14

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable

    Eastham case: IL Court calls employer’s cannabis policy unreasonable
    In Eastham v. Housing Authority of Jefferson County, an Illinois’ Appellate Court says a former employee may collect unemployment benefits even though he was terminated for using cannabis while on vacation, which the employer calls a…
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