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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 1

    Letter From the Editor: They’re Not Thinking About It

    Letter From the Editor: They’re Not Thinking About It
    Back from Portland, OR, where the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting was held this year, it’s natural to be thinking about the big things. This time of year, one that comes to mind is the safety of all…
  • Aug 1

    CDC: 358 Cyclospora Cases in 26 States Linked to Cilantro

    CDC: 358 Cyclospora Cases in 26 States Linked to Cilantro
    According to an update posted Friday, July 31, 2015, as of July 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been notified of 358 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 26 states so far this…
  • Jul 31

    Sacramento County Investigating a Cluster of Likely E. Coli Case

    Sacramento County Investigating a Cluster of Likely E. Coli Case
    A non-expanding cluster of seven likely E. coli O157:H7 cases is being investigated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Department spokesperson Laura McCasland told Food Safety News that four of the seven who…
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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 31

    Temporary Highway Funding Law Contains Multiple Provisions Impacting Tax Filing

    Temporary Highway Funding Law Contains Multiple Provisions Impacting Tax Filing
    You've probably heard that Congress passed a short-term bill to keep the nation’s highway trust fund on life support through October of this year.  The House passed H.R. 3236 by a vote of 385-34 on Wednesday and the Senate passed…
  • Jul 24

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update
    Extender Legislation Of importance to tax practitioners is what the Congress might do with the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 that need legislation to extend them through 2015 or beyond.  Of these expired provisions are…
  • Jul 24

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor
    Overview Agricultural law is often “law by the exception.”  For a variety of reasons, the law views many aspects of agricultural production as significantly different from other industrial enterprises.  As a consequence,…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Crop Insurance Deadline: Missouri AG Tries to Buy Time for Flooded Farmer

    Crop Insurance Deadline: Missouri AG Tries to Buy Time for Flooded Farmer
      Earlier this month, Chuck Koster, Attorney General for Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to extend the deadline for filing  planted acreage reports.  The USDA requires most farmers…
  • Jul 17

    Syngenta Lawsuit Update: Fed. Ct. Sends Cases Back to State Court

    Syngenta Lawsuit Update: Fed. Ct. Sends Cases Back to State Court
    On May 5th, 2015, United States District Judge, John Lungstrum sent two lawsuits against Syngenta back to the state courts in which they were originally filed.  The decision appears to be a major strategic victory for plaintiffs looking…
  • Jul 9

    Actively Engaged In Farming: The New Definition

    Actively Engaged In Farming: The New Definition
      As farm operations continue to grow and become more complex, multiple owners or members of a farming entity may consider themselves “farm managers” even though they never set a foot in the field.   Characterizing…
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Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Chair of ABA GP Solo Agriculture Law Committee

    Chair of ABA GP Solo Agriculture Law Committee
    For the fifth year in a row, I have been appointed as the Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s (“GP Solo”) Agriculture Law Committee.  I am…
  • Jul 23

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar on Intellectual Property

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar on Intellectual Property
    I will be moderating at webinar for the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee titled “Overview of Intellectual Property Law Affecting Farmers, Agri-Businesses and…
  • Jul 22

    Video of “Overview of Farm Leases” Lawline Course

    Video of “Overview of Farm Leases” Lawline Course
    Here is the video from the farm lease presentation.  You can get a copy of the materials and Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit by purchasing the webinar directly from Lawline here. The post Video of “Overview of…
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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
  • Jul 28

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline
    We’ve been keeping you informed about a Texas company’s proposal to build a crude oil pipeline across Iowa to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Dakota Access has formerly requested a hazardous liquid pipeline permit…
  • Jul 23

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed that negligence must be proved and that merely showing that an accident occurred is not evidence. The case involved a trial court’s denial of a requested res ipsa loquitur instruction in a…
  • Jul 2

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer. It wasn’t the first disbarment of the year, and it likely won’t be the last.[i] The case of In re Rankin, however, may be the most head shaking. It’s a case study of a…
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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/
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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/
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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/
  • Jul 27

    Federal prosecutors seeking life sentence for Parnell brother

    Federal prosecutors seeking life sentence for Parnell brother
    Posted July 27, 2015 Federal court officers have recommended a life sentence for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, according to a CNBC article available here.Stewart Parnell, former Peanut Corporation of…
  • Jul 22

    Missouri sues USDA over crop insurance deadline

    Missouri sues USDA over crop insurance deadline
    Posted July 22, 2015 Missouri filed a lawsuit pushing the federal government to extend a key agricultural deadline, which is necessary to keep many of the state's farmers eligible for crop insurance, according to a News Leader article…
  • Jul 22

    Grain storage bins not taxable as property

    Grain storage bins not taxable as property
    Posted July 22, 2015 The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law and may not be taxed as real property, according to a Court News Ohio article available here. Toledo Blade also published an…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    Nicole Civita Accepts Teaching Position at Sterling College, Continues Affiliation with LL.M. Program

    Nicole Civita Accepts Teaching Position at Sterling College, Continues Affiliation with LL.M. Program
    Nicole CivitaWe are pleased to congratulate our alumna, colleague, and friend, Nicole Civita, for her appointment to the faculty at Sterling College in Vermont.  Nicole will teach in their Sustainable Food Systems curriculum and serve as…
  • Jul 20

    John Oliver Highlights Food Waste and our Food Recovery Guide

    John Oliver Highlights Food Waste and our Food Recovery Guide
    We were proud to have Nicole Civita, Director of our Food Recovery Project help to provide background information for the recent segment on food waste that appeared on John Oliver's Show, Last Week Tonight.  And, our project, Food…
  • Jul 4

    LL.M. Alumni Advancing Homegrown By Heroes Program

    LL.M. Alumni Advancing Homegrown By Heroes Program
    Independence Day is a particularly good day to announce an exciting new farmer-veterans initiative spearheaded by two of our LL.M. alumni. We are very proud of their work and the new initiative.On July 2, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?
    When my dad retired from farming, one of the first things he purchased was a nice late-model John Deere 4020. He still owns some land and uses this tractor for dirt work and land maintenance.  With the baby-boomer generation of farmers…
  • Jul 22

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015
    Please join me for the Big Data and Technology in Agriculture seminar on August 14, 2015 at Indiana Farm Bureau. The day promises to have a number of engaging speakers who will cover different aspects of farm data technology, privacy and…
  • Jul 9

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?
    Although Google’s autonomous car appears to be getting most of the press, the auto-guidance system on tractors, combines, sprayers and other farm equipment has been around for years. Farmers still “pilot” their equipment…
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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    John Oliver: Food Waste on Last Week Tonight

    John Oliver: Food Waste on Last Week Tonight
    Pleased to see John Oliver take on the issue of food waste.
  • May 22

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production
    On May 22, Walmart announced its new policy on animal welfare and antibiotic use, Walmart U.S. Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions:  Company Outlines Expectations for Suppliers to Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club…
  • May 20

    If you're going to eat cattle...

    If you're going to eat cattle...
    The (edited) article below from today’s Los Angeles Times(May 20, 2015) is by Jared Stone, a television producer and author of Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family(Flatiron Books, 2015).…
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun the process of updating its current guidance on food ingredient safety assessment, commonly referred to as the Redbook, and is requesting input from the public. The agency is interested in…
  • Feb 19

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling
    Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie stated, “It is a huge mistake to theorize before one has data. Inevitably one begins to twist facts to suit to theories instead of theories to suit facts.” When one forms theories before having…
  • Jan 28

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop
    It violates the spirit of the World Trade Organization agreements.It turns its back on the single-market principle of the European Community. It upends the status of science as the neutral arbiter.Nonetheless, I am optimistic about the new…
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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…
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Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

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

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • 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…
  • 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.
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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/
  • 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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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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