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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/
  • Mar 30

    Report to MD Government: Raw Milk Benefits Don’t Outweigh Health Risk

    Report to MD Government: Raw Milk Benefits Don’t Outweigh Health Risk
    Drinking raw milk has an increased risk of foodborne illness, according to a report prepared for the Maryland General Assembly. Last year, the House of Delegates’ Health and Operations Committee was considering a bill to legalize…
  • Mar 30

    Note to Small Farms: Keep Food Safety Front and Center When Donating or Selling to Food Bank

    Note to Small Farms: Keep Food Safety Front and Center When Donating or Selling to Food Bank
    As you read this, please keep in mind that back in the 1970s and 80s, my family — ma, pa, and the kids — had a 20-acre place in northern Idaho. We raised sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits, and put in an orchard, several acres of…
  • Mar 30

    144 Food Industry Employees Filed FSMA Whistleblower Complaints From 2011-2014

    144 Food Industry Employees Filed FSMA Whistleblower Complaints From 2011-2014
    Food industry employees have been using the whistleblower protections provided under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) ever since it was signed into law, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
Rank this Week: 142

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 30

    NY Family Law: Prenuptial Agreements, Bad Choices and Unconscionably

    NY Family Law: Prenuptial Agreements, Bad Choices and Unconscionably
    If you are making a bad decision, does that automatically mean that it was not a meaningful decision?  The Court in Barocas v. Barocas, 94 A.D.3d 551 (1st Dept. 2012) sure thought not.  Arguing that the prenuptial agreement is…
  • Mar 27

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm
    I had the opportunity to speak on “Ag Gag” Legislation this past week before the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law.  My presentation focused on procedures for farms to help…
  • Mar 25

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline
    Save the dates for several upcoming agriculture law webinars at Lawline in Lower Manhattan.  I will be giving live presentations for those of you around New York City.  The recordings can be viewed afterwards.  Each are 1 hour…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Mar 25

    USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers, 2014 Farm Bill

    USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers, 2014 Farm Bill
    Posted March 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill, according to the USDA press release…
  • Mar 24

    CRS Released WOTUS Report

    CRS Released WOTUS Report
    Posted March 24, 2015 On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposal…
  • Mar 24

    Fireman's Fund to Pay $44M

    Fireman's Fund to Pay $44M
    Posted March 24, 2015 The Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $44 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act, according to an Insurance Journal article available here. Reuters also published an article available…
Rank this Week: 621

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: 746

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/
  • Mar 30

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Symposium: The Past, Present & Future of Food Law

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Symposium: The Past, Present & Future of Food Law
    On March 20th, the Journal of Food Law & Policy celebrated its 10th anniversary with a symposium featuring some of the most recognized names in food law and policy. Our guests were instrumental in establishing the Journal 10 years ago,…
  • Mar 30

    Special Class with LL.M. Alum Brandon Willis, Head of USDA Risk Management Agency

    Special Class with LL.M. Alum Brandon Willis, Head of USDA Risk Management Agency
    Brandon Willis, Administrator of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) at the USDA made a special visit to the LL.M. Program on Friday, March 20th as a part of his visit to the University of Arkansas campus.Brandon addressed the…
  • Mar 21

    LL.M. Alumnus Wes Ward Appointed Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture

    LL.M. Alumnus Wes Ward Appointed Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture
    We are proud to announce that LL.M. Alumnus Wesley Ward of Lake City, Arkansas has just become Arkansas' third Secretary of Agriculture.Wes was recommended by Governor Asa Hutchinson on March 13 and on Friday, the Arkansas Agriculture Board…
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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers (socialist or not): Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible…
  • Mar 5

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit
    Record high nitrate levels have been found in Des Moines' water -  6 times higher than federal limits. In early February, Des Moines Water Works indicated its intention to sue several Iowa drainage districts for failing to properly…
  • Feb 28

    Food Aid & Farmers Market

    Food Aid & Farmers Market
    “Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets” By Russ Parsons for the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015 Peppers from the Gardena farmers market. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times) Most people think of…
Rank this Week: 986

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: 1312

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/
  • Mar 17

    Big Data on the Farm: Legal Issues Surrounding Farm Data Ownership, Transfer, and Control

    Big Data on the Farm: Legal Issues Surrounding Farm Data Ownership, Transfer, and Control
    This Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:30 EDT, I'll be hosting a webinar titled "Big Data on the Farm: Legal Issues Surrounding Farm Data Ownership, Transfer, and Control."  The webinar is hosted by ThompsonReuters and geared towards a…
  • Mar 12

    Don't Forget the Little Guy: Proposed FAA Rules for "Micro" UAV

    Don't Forget the Little Guy: Proposed FAA Rules for "Micro" UAV
    Many articles have been written about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for "small" unmanned aerial systems ("small UAS" or "small UAVs"). But most authors have overlooked that the FAA is also considering special,…
  • Mar 5

    Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule

    Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has released proposed rules that would govern the integration of “small” unmanned aerial systems (“small UAS”) into the National Airspace System. The proposed…
Rank this Week: 1496

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: 1451

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
Rank this Week: 1598

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/
  • Mar 31

    Position Opening: Research Fellow in Global Food Law at MSU

    Position Opening: Research Fellow in Global Food Law at MSU
    The Institute for Food Laws and Regulation (IFLR) in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University is seeking a Research Fellow in Global Food Law. This position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term…
  • Mar 28

    New Online Global Food Law course: Agriculture Special Topics: Pesticides, Fertilizer, and Conservation

    New Online Global Food Law course: Agriculture Special Topics: Pesticides, Fertilizer, and Conservation
    The Master Program Global Food Law has a new course this summer:Agriculture Special Topics: Pesticides, Fertilizer, and Conservation (LAW 566R)Course DescriptionStudents will learn about the regulatory framework related to two of the major…
  • Mar 6

    Explore online graduate degrees in Global…

    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 changing…
Rank this Week: 4160

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: 4154

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.
Rank this Week: 4162

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: 2687

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: 2760