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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/
  • Oct 20

    GAO: USDA Needs to Tighten Up Salmonella and Campylobacter Standards for Poultry

    GAO: USDA Needs to Tighten Up Salmonella and Campylobacter Standards for Poultry
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) take action to reduce pathogen contamination on chicken and turkey products, make sure that…
  • Oct 19

    FDA Warning Letters: Drug Residues, Seafood Processing, Coconut Butter

    FDA Warning Letters: Drug Residues, Seafood Processing, Coconut Butter
    In recently posted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters, three producers were cited for holding animals “under conditions that are so inadequate that medicated animals bearing potentially harmful drug residues are…
  • Oct 19

    FDA Seeks to Mesh Public and Private Food Safety Accountability

    FDA Seeks to Mesh Public and Private Food Safety Accountability
    (This article by Tom Karst, national editor of The Packer, was first published Oct. 19, 2014, and is reposted here with his permission.) ANAHEIM, CA—The last word on food safety regulations for the produce industry won’t…
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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/
  • Oct 15

    WTO Ruled in Favor of U.S.

    WTO Ruled in Favor of U.S.
    Posted October 15, 2014 India broke several World Trade Organization (WTO) trade rules when it banned imports of American poultry, meat, eggs and live pigs according to an article on the Des Moines Register available here. USA Today also…
  • Oct 10

    Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee's Right as Legal Person

    Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee's Right as Legal Person
    Posted October 10, 2014 On Wednesday, a state appellate court heard cases about whether a chimpanzee can be considered a “legal person” and sue for freedom, according to a New York Times article by Jesse McKinley available here.…
  • Oct 8

    Senators Making Efforts to Keep COOL

    Senators Making Efforts to Keep COOL
    Posted October 8, 2014On Monday, a group of 32 U.S. Senators urged Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby to ensure legislation that would eliminate Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is not included in fiscal year 2015, according to a Farm…
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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 11

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"
    The Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law (JESL) was established at the University of Missouri Law School in 1993 as the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review (MELPR). In the spring of 2012, MELPR became JESL. JESL focuses…
  • Aug 24

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Seeking Article Submission

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Seeking Article Submission
    The Journal of Food Law & Policy is seeking article submissions.  For ten years, the Journal has been a leading voice in the food law and policy movement, publishing legal scholarship on a wide variety of food law issues. While…
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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/
  • Oct 20

    LL.M. Alumna A-dae Romero writes in celebration of World Food Day

    LL.M. Alumna A-dae Romero writes in celebration of World Food Day
    LL.M. Alumna and White House Champion of Change A-dae Romero recently wrote a piece in celebration of World Food Day. The original article found here is copied below. The Cochiti FarmerBy Vena A-dae Romero, White House Champion of Change,…
  • Oct 13

    Special Event: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Day

    Special Event: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Day
    Today, Monday October 13th, The Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative is co-sponsoring Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Day. Featured speakers include Law School Dean Stacy Leeds, and LL.M. Candidate Hillary Renick. The Initiative is…
  • Oct 8

    Alumni News: Liliana Reyes recognized as an outstanding agribusiness lawyer in Colombia

    Alumni News: Liliana Reyes recognized as an outstanding agribusiness lawyer in Colombia
    We are pleased to announce that LL.M. Alumna Liliana Reyes was recently recognized by Legal 500 Latin America as an outstanding agribusiness lawyer in Colombia. In addition, her firm Brigard & Urrutia was named the Colombian firm of…
Rank this Week: 1067

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…
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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/
  • Oct 20

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal
    In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm.  The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm…
  • Oct 15

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned
    The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green).  The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the…
  • Oct 8

    Landowners succeed on appeal of assessment for municipal drain maintenance work

    Landowners succeed on appeal of assessment for municipal drain maintenance work
    Little Creek Municipal Drain services a watershed in the Municipality of the Town of Lakeshore. Little Creek itself drains approximately 2,700 hectares (or 6,650 acres) of mostly farmland into Lake St. Clair.  In 2011, the Town…
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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/
  • Oct 8

    White Flag Waved: EPA drops suit against Lois Alt

    White Flag Waved: EPA drops suit against Lois Alt
    The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has decided not to appeal the Northern District of West Virginia’s ruling in favor of poultry farmer, Lois Alt.  The court ruled the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) did…
  • Aug 19

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa
    Many have heard the quote attributed to Mark Twain over a 100 years ago: “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”  Those words are as true today as they were a century ago. Four South Central Nebraska farmers…
  • Aug 11

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1
    On August 6, Missouri narrowly passed the “Right-to-Farm” amendment by 2,500 votes. Section 35 Article 1 of the Missouri Constitution will soon read: That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and…
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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/
  • Sep 30

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
    Harvest photo taken from a UAV.Thanks @TheChadColby.Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known…
  • Sep 11

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure
    A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms.  There was also…
  • Aug 27

    Top 10 CAFO Violation

    Top 10 CAFO Violation
    David Letterman has his Top 10 list.  Now the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) has its Top 10 list for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  These large livestock producers are primarily regulated…
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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
  • Oct 15

    With Farm Estate Planning, Start With Your Goal

    With Farm Estate Planning, Start With Your Goal
    Your objectives will drive the entire estate-planning process, so it is important to clearly articulate your goals. These goals should serve as a guidepost to your estate-planning attorney in helping to formulate the correct game plan. It…
  • Oct 8

    Partnership Agreements for Farmers, Agri-businesses and Food Entrepreneur

    Partnership Agreements for Farmers, Agri-businesses and Food Entrepreneur
    Farmers, agri-businesses and food entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to put the terms of an agreement in writing. Simple partnership agreements are also recommended for agreements to share ownership in one livestock animal, such as a bull,…
  • Oct 2

    So What About a Heifer Lease?

    So What About a Heifer Lease?
    Perhaps you have heard about a bull lease – so what about a heifer lease?  Here are a few suggested terms for a heifer lease: 1. Name and address of owner of the heifer (What is the name on the registration…
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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/
  • Sep 26

    Lecture: Food, Policy and Behavioral Economics: Why Choice Matters and Why it Doesn’t

    Lecture: Food, Policy and Behavioral Economics: Why Choice Matters and Why it Doesn’t
    David R. Just will present a lecture, "Food, Policy and Behavioral Economics: Why Choice Matters and Why it Doesn’t," 6:00 pm Monday, September 29, 2014, at  the the University Club of Michigan State University.David R. Just is…
  • Sep 12

    Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diet

    Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diet
    IFLR instructor Alberto Alemanno has produced another important book in the field, Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets. 
  • Aug 5

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide
    The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide is now available. The guide provides examples of career opportunities for lawyers at universities, government, non-governmental…
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International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
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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…
Rank this Week: 3125

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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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • 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…
  • Apr 28

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement
    English: First page of Constitution of the United States Česky: První strana originálu Ústavy Spojených států amerických Español: La página primera de la Constitución de…
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