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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/
  • Aug 19

    Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.

    Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.
    Apparently the “Just” brand of plant-based mayo and other processed foods will not be returning to the shelves of a Target store near you any time soon, according to the CEO of Hampton Creek Inc., which produces the products.…
  • Aug 19

    Don’t let food poisoning eclipse the afterglow after the big event

    Don’t let food poisoning eclipse the afterglow after the big event
    Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted the tips below for people planning to view the solar eclipse tomorrow. The staff of Food Safety News offers a couple more: Don’t get distracted by the activity above…
  • Aug 18

    FDA fresh sprout project finds some pathogens, other problem

    FDA fresh sprout project finds some pathogens, other problem
    An analysis of fresh sprouts and the companies that grow them has revealed relatively low numbers in terms of some foodborne pathogens — but also showed low compliance rates in terms of safety measures. Out of 825 samples of seeds,…
Rank this Week: 147

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Aug 18

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance
    CMS has revamped its approach to pursuing alleged improper payments. Its new audit strategy with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will target providers and suppliers with the highest error rates or the most significant…
  • Aug 18

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance
    Australia’s therapeutic goods regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that it is planning improvements around Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clearance. As part of this, the TGA will be publishing an…
  • Aug 15

    Texas telemedicine stakeholder group recommends new rules to incorporate SB 1107

    Texas telemedicine stakeholder group recommends new rules to incorporate SB 1107
    The Telemedicine Stakeholder Group met in late July 2017 and offered suggestions for revisions (“Suggested Revisions”) to the current Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) rules in light of the new SB 1107. As previously…
Rank this Week: 1739

The Ag & Food Law Blog

The Ag & Food Law Blog

Covers agricultural and food law. By the National Agricultural Law Center.

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/ag-and-food-law-blog
  • Aug 18

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 18, 2017

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 18, 2017
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  JUDICIAL: Includes APA, ESA,... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 18,…
  • Aug 17

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review
    The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Agricultural Law Weekly Review is now available.  Topics... The post Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review…
  • Aug 17

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 17, 2017

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 17, 2017
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  JUDICIAL: Includes CWA, environmental,... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE:…
Rank this Week: 1691

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    What is Mediation? (Part 2)

    What is Mediation? (Part 2)
    In yesterday’s post, I noted what mediation is NOT.  Well, this is what mediation IS: Mediation is a Conversation Put simply, the role of the mediator is to facilitate a conversation between the parties The mediator is not there…
  • Aug 17

    What is Mediation? What is it Not?

    What is Mediation? What is it Not?
    When I talk to folks about what mediation is, sometimes is easiest to explain what it is NOT first.  I’m going to compare mediation to other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Litigation – Although mediation can be used…
  • Jul 27

    Mediation Roster for Sixth Circuit in Illinoi

    Mediation Roster for Sixth Circuit in Illinoi
    I’m happy to announce that I was selected to be in the roster of family law mediators for the Sixth Circuit in Illinois.  Specifically, I will be mediating custody and visitation issues (i.e., the allocation of parental…
Rank this Week: 3920

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/
  • Aug 12

    LL.M. Program & the University of Arkansas Condemn Hatred, Violence & White Supremacy

    LL.M. Program & the University of Arkansas Condemn Hatred, Violence & White Supremacy
    In response to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and its disturbing calls for white supremacy, it's important to stand up and celebrate the diversity reflected in our LL.M. Program.Our proud alumni come from all across…
  • Aug 10

    Alumni News-Teena Gunter selected as participant in Class 31 of the Leadership Oklahoma Program

    Alumni News-Teena Gunter selected as participant in Class 31 of the Leadership Oklahoma Program
    Leadership Oklahoma Class 31 Announced On June 23, 2017, the Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors officially acted to accept the members of Class 31; fifty-one of the state’s most outstanding leaders who will travel the state to learn…
  • Aug 9

    New Policy Delivers Tuition Savings to Distance Student

    New Policy Delivers Tuition Savings to Distance Student
    As we prepare for another rewarding year in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law, it is my distinct pleasure to deliver an announcement regarding a new tuition policy for our distance education track. Our Program has now become…
Rank this Week: 3927

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments in pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. By Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 1336

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
  • Aug 8

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction
    Background The tax code allows an enhanced deduction for the donation of a qualified conservation easement. IRC § 170(b)(1)(E). This deduction is generally limited to 50% of the donor's “contribution base,” which is the…
  • Aug 7

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy
    Iowa is facing a crisis in its individual health insurance market. According to the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, absent a fix, thousands of Iowans buying health insurance on the individual market, including many farmers, will face exorbitant…
  • Jul 31

    Iowa Supreme Court Says Drainage District Cannot Enforce 40-Year-Old Injunction

    Iowa Supreme Court Says Drainage District Cannot Enforce 40-Year-Old Injunction
    On June 30, 2017, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a 1977 injunction requiring a railway company to rebuild a dike, expired under a 20-year limitations period set forth in Iowa Code § 614.1(6). Consequently, a drainage district’s…
Rank this Week: 1306

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 2063

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/
  • Aug 3

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017
    Dicamba complaints are soaring in the US this summer. Big data is going to answer a lot of our questions about who is to blame, but also show us the limits of what ag data can tell use today.
  • Aug 3

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV
    RFD-TV covered the hearing before the US House Committee on Agriculture's subcommittee on general farm commodities. Please check out the report by Sarah Mock below.  
  • Jul 20

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?
    Last week I testified before a US House Ag subcommittee about farmers' ag data privacy, transparency, and ownership concerns. Although not on the agenda, Congressional representatives repeatedly asked questions about how to bring…
Rank this Week: 2645

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
  • Jul 30

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Income: An Overview

    Farm Income: An Overview
      Preparing tax returns for farmers and ranchers requires specialized knowledge of tax rules and provisions that apply only to those in the business of farming. Individuals, partnerships, and trusts and estates generally report farm…
Rank this Week: 1496

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: 4404

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Agricultural Hegemony and Farm Worker

    Agricultural Hegemony and Farm Worker
              Patrick O'Donnell's recent posting of Marion Nestle's interview with a Western grower CEO and  attendant commentary, contributes greatly to understanding the irreconcilable differences between farm…
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    Migrant workers harvest corn on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, California (2013). U.S. Department of Agriculture  At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this…
  • Apr 21

         Several recent…

         Several recent posts have focused on agriculture in Africa.  I applaud those posts.     Today, I received an e-mail from the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development…
Rank this Week: 262

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.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Information Session on Master of Jurisprudence Degree at MSU

    Information Session on Master of Jurisprudence Degree at MSU
  • Jan 4

    Give us our chicken but hold the antibiotic

    Give us our chicken but hold the antibiotic
    By Abhijit GhoshIn a time of national division, Americans remain unified on their love for chicken. As the No. 1 source of protein consumed by Americans, chicken commanded $90 billion in 2016 consumer spending.The use of antibiotics in feed…
  • Nov 29

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!
    The second edition of Food Regulation is now available.  It contains over 25 percent new material, particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense.…
Rank this Week: 3925

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1328

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
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1414

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 29

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!
    The second edition of Food Regulation is now available.  It contains over 25 percent new material, particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense.…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 3922

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/
  • Sep 15

    Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Statu

    Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Statu
    If you have received a Notice of Overpayment and Removal of New Producer Status from your crop insurance company, you are not alone.  In 2012 the Risk Management Agency started auditing crop insurance applications wherein the insured had…
  • Aug 2

    Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

    Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable
    Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer’s (Corps) “jurisdictional determinations” (JD)…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3700

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: 3926

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: 3928

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: 605