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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 27

    USDA Expands Pork Recall Linked to 152 Confirmed Cases of Salmonella

    USDA Expands Pork Recall Linked to 152 Confirmed Cases of Salmonella
    The original Aug. 13 recall of pork products from Kapowin Meats of Graham, WA, was for approximately 116,262 pounds of whole hogs that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Now, in an Aug. 27 expansion of that earlier recall,…
  • Aug 26

    Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knee

    Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knee
    The food industry was rocked by last month’s news that the U.S. Probation Office for the Middle District of Georgia has recommended a life sentence for Stewart Parnell, former CEO of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), following…
  • Aug 26

    Study: No Reliable Scientific Evidence of Health Benefits From Raw Milk

    Study: No Reliable Scientific Evidence of Health Benefits From Raw Milk
    Raw milk may have a placebo effect if you’re paying $15 per gallon for it, but any other health claims are pure myth. At least that’s one of the conclusions one might come to after reading the July/August edition of…
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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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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/
  • Aug 24

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit
    Posted August 24, 2015 A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ordered the state to write stricter controls for agriculture water runoff in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, according to The Californian article available…
  • Aug 5

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
    Posted August 6, 2015A federal judge struck down Idaho's ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free speech to protect prominent agricultural companies, according…
  • Aug 3

    Twelve states challenging CWA rule to be heard together

    Twelve states challenging CWA rule to be heard together
    Posted August 3, 2015 A dozen lawsuits against the newly finalized “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule are scheduled to be heard together before the 6th Circuit Court based in Ohio, according to an Agri-Pulse article…
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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
  • Aug 26

    My Lawline Presentation on Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer

    My Lawline Presentation on Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer
    The above is the video recording of my Lawline presentation on “Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producers.”  The outline for the presentation is here.  You can watch the video above; however, if you want…
  • Aug 26

    Using Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Forum

    Using Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Forum
    Mediation is a great option for people that want to take an active role in resolving their conflicts, rather than leaving it up to a third party like a judge. In mediation, both parties work with the assistance of a … The post…
  • Aug 20

    Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer

    Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producer
    I am presenting today at Lawline on Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producers.  You can view my outline here.  For Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit, the video can be obtained via Lawline.  I’m…
Rank this Week: 1155

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 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 24

    In addition to Ag & Food Law - Eugenio Lomba Receives Award

    In addition to Ag & Food Law - Eugenio Lomba Receives Award
    Not all of our graduates find their ultimate career path in agricultural and food law positions. Professional opportunities often come up that take us off the path we initially envisioned.  Eugenio Lomba, an alumnus from Puerto Rico…
  • Aug 23

    LL.M. Candidate Christina Rice Begins Harvard Fellowship

    LL.M. Candidate Christina Rice Begins Harvard Fellowship
    We are very pleased to announce that Christina Rice, LL.M. candidate in last year's class, has just begun her work as a Clinical Fellow in the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), a division of the Center for Health Law and…
  • Aug 18

    Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward featured in Agri Arkansa

    Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward featured in Agri Arkansa
    LL.M. Alum and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward featured in Agri Arkansas. We are pleased to share that LL.M. Alum Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture was featured in a recent episode of Agri Arkansas which aired…
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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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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
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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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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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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/
  • Aug 27

    Is Your "E-Signature" Valid?

    Is Your "E-Signature" Valid?
    The prevalence of "I accept” check boxes on online contracts may have some people wondering whether one click of the mouse is as effective as signing your John Hancock?  The answer, for the most part, is yes.…
  • Aug 18

    A Response to NPR's Article about DIY Tractor Repair

    A Response to NPR's Article about DIY Tractor Repair
    A recent NPR story exclaims that “copyright law makes it illegal to repair [farm] machinery run by software.”  (DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law).  WIRED essentially ran this same article a few months ago…
  • Aug 10

    My Top Ten Farm Data Article

    My Top Ten Farm Data Article
    I've been writing about the legal issues surrounding farm data for a few years now.  Quite simply, farm data is the most exciting subject I've encountered in more than a dozen years practicing law. A farmer's ability to collect, share,…
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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
  • Aug 27

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review
    Overview There has been a lot of discussion lately about clean water. Barring a last-hour injunction, the new Clean Water Rule promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will go into effect Friday, August 28.[i] As…
  • Aug 27

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV
    Overview Six months ago we explained the new rules the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had just proposed for integrating small commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” into U.S. airspace. These rules, if…
  • Aug 13

    Iowa Court Says Landlord Failed to Prove Oral Crop Share Agreement

    Iowa Court Says Landlord Failed to Prove Oral Crop Share Agreement
    “My handshake is my word” is an admirable philosophy. We should all hope to deal with people true to their word. Even when uttered with the greatest sincerity, however, “my handshake is my word” is not an admirable…
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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
  • Aug 21

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter
    It’s a rather small detail, but those small details often make all the difference when it comes to litigation. And that’s what happened in a recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court explained that the limitations…
  • Aug 20

    That Liability Policy May Not Cover What You Think It Doe

    That Liability Policy May Not Cover What You Think It Doe
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion demonstrating a sometimes misunderstood feature of an occurrence-based liability policy: Insurance coverage ends when the policy lapses. In other words, if a business owner is covered by a…
  • Aug 12

    Remember the September 1 Lease Termination Notice Deadline

    Remember the September 1 Lease Termination Notice Deadline
    Perhaps the most misunderstood portion of Iowa farm lease law is that governing the proper termination of a lease. Iowa law is unique in that under Iowa Code §562.6, a farm lease renews automatically—under the same terms and…
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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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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…
Rank this Week: 4973

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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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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