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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/
  • Nov 21

    Norovirus Was Cause of Outbreaks at Two Universities Last Week

    Norovirus Was Cause of Outbreaks at Two Universities Last Week
    Norovirus was the pathogen responsible for sickening students at Emory University and the University of Virginia last week, health department officials have revealed. At least 89 students at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia sought care…
  • Nov 20

    More “Ag-Gag” Bills Could Be Decided Before Courts Rule on Challenge

    More “Ag-Gag” Bills Could Be Decided Before Courts Rule on Challenge
    It’s unlikely that the constitutionality of the new “ag-gag” laws of Idaho and Utah will be known until after those states hold legislative sessions in 2015, and maybe even until after another round of lawmaking in 2016. The…
  • Nov 20

    Avocados Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    Avocados Recalled for Salmonella Risk
    A Houston, Texas company issued a voluntary recall of 80 cases of whole avocados after the product tested positive for Salmonella. Latin Specialties, Inc. recalled the avocados, which it received from grower Unity Groves Corp. of Florida, on…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Nov 21

    Professor Sam Halabi visits the LL.M. Program

    Professor Sam Halabi visits the LL.M. Program
    Sam Halabi, Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law graciously agreed to visit our Food Law & Policy course today to introduce the class to the international food standards body, Codex, and present his latest…
  • Nov 20

    Two New Native Food & Ag Publications Released

    Two New Native Food & Ag Publications Released
    This is a reposting from the unofficial blog of the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The Initiative supports tribal governments and businesses in the food and agriculture sector…
  • Nov 20

    LL.M. Alumni develop Agricultural & Food Law Program

    LL.M. Alumni develop Agricultural & Food Law Program
    LLM Alumni Take Lead in Developing New Ag and Food Law Program in Maryland        We are pleased to report on the work of our LL.M. alumni in developing the excellent new agricultural and food law programs in Maryland. …
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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/
Rank this Week: 4752

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/
  • Nov 21

    Threatened Status and Critical Habitat Designation Issued for Gunnison sage-grouse

    Threatened Status and Critical Habitat Designation Issued for Gunnison sage-grouse
    Posted November 21, 2014 On November 21, 2014 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued two final rules dealing with the Gunnison sage-grouse. The Gunnison sage-grouse is a bird species from parts of Colorado and Utah.  The first…
  • Nov 21

    NOAA Issues Five Rules Dealing with Marine Fisherie

    NOAA Issues Five Rules Dealing with Marine Fisherie
    Posted November 21, 2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued this final rule to implement management measures described in a framework amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP)…
  • Nov 20

    Farm Groups Urge Section 179 Restoration

    Farm Groups Urge Section 179 Restoration
    Posted November 20, 2014 The National Milk Producers Federation along with 41 other agricultural organizations in are urging Congress to restore Section 179 code provision that allows small businesses and farms to write off capital purchases…
Rank this Week: 3856

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/
Rank this Week: 3594

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    What Should a Non-Disclosure Agreement Address?

    What Should a Non-Disclosure Agreement Address?
    Is your farm or food business in business negotiations and you you considering using a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”)?  In most instances, bilateral NDA’s should cover the following…
  • Nov 12

    The Termination of Spousal Maintenance in New York

    The Termination of Spousal Maintenance in New York
    I get a lot of questions from client regarding spousal maintenance (or alimony) and when it terminates.  No matter how much maintenance is awarded or how long the duration of the maintenance is, in all cases maintenance ends upon…
Rank this Week: 3850

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: 3862

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 4

    Agricultural Law Symposium, November 7

    Agricultural Law Symposium, November 7
    The Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will be hosting an Agricultural Law Symposium on Friday, November 7th, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in the Castle Board Room, Law College Building, Michigan State…
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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/
  • Nov 16

    A Closer Look at Farm Data Ownership

    A Closer Look at Farm Data Ownership
    A number of agriculture technology providers (ATPs) worked together recently to produce a document identifying core industry principles for data privacy and security on the farm.  (Read the core principles document here:  Privacy…
  • Nov 14

    Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data

    Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data
    A few people have asked me for a link to the farm data core principles document released by ag technology providers and industry trade organizations. Below is the entire document, which represents a collaboration of American Farm Bureau…
  • Nov 13

    Ag Industry Releases Core Principles for Farm Data Privacy

    Ag Industry Releases Core Principles for Farm Data Privacy
    This past year some of America’s leaders in agricultural technology products worked together with American Farm Bureau Federation and industry trade organizations to come up with a set of core principles for data privacy. The…
Rank this Week: 2716

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: 2283

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: 3858

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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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: 3863

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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