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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/
  • Apr 17

    Hines Walnut Halves & Pieces Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    Hines Walnut Halves & Pieces Recalled for Salmonella Risk
    Hines Nut Company of Dallas, TX, has announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by Gold State Nut Company of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility…
  • Apr 17

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella Contamination
    Whole Foods Market of Austin, TX, is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Based upon routine testing conducted by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted laboratory, it was…
  • Apr 17

    Botulism Suspected: Two Adults From New Mexico Hospitalized in Texa

    Botulism Suspected: Two Adults From New Mexico Hospitalized in Texa
    The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected…
Rank this Week: 58

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan
    Last week’s blog post focused on succession planning– this post will focus on farm estate planning by using wills and trusts (both equally important and can be easily confused).  Let’s first look at the…
  • Apr 13

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover
    I get a lot of questions about prenuptial agreements and what they cover (and what they don’t).  I have created a nice worksheet explaining the major issues.  You can view it on my JD Supra page here.The post Overview of What…
  • Apr 8

    7 Important Farm Succession Planning Factor

    7 Important Farm Succession Planning Factor
    Farmland is an important asset that should not be forgotten during estate or business planning. Even if farms will be passed down to future generations, estate planning should ensure that the parents are well taken care of for the…
Rank this Week: 517

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/
  • Apr 13

    Meat Packer Warned of CWA Violation

    Meat Packer Warned of CWA Violation
    Posted April 13, 2015 An environmental group is threatening to sue Bartels Packing, a Lane County slaughterhouse and meat packaging firm, for multiple violations of the federal Clean Water Act, according to a Register Guard article available…
  • Apr 9

    Nursing Home & Medicaid Costs Webinar, OSU Ag Law & Taxation

    Nursing Home & Medicaid Costs Webinar, OSU Ag Law & Taxation
    --> Posted April 9, 2015 The Ohio State University Extension’s Agriculture Law & Taxation Blog is host a planning for nursing home costs and Medicaid webinar for farmers.Craig Vandervoort, Sitterly & Vandervoort, Ltd.,…
  • Apr 3

    Glyphosate Possibly Linked to Cancer, WHO Report

    Glyphosate Possibly Linked to Cancer, WHO Report
    Posted April 3, 2014 Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the herbicide glyphosate, one of the world’s most widely used weed killers. after concerns that the chemical possibly causes…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 515

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: 846

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/
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
  • Apr 6

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker
    In a post from August, 2013 called "Equity ensures farm goes to intended beneficiary after codicil failed", I wrote about a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court that granted ownership of a farm to a long-time farm worker on the…
  • Apr 2

    CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 1418

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: 1358

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: 1903

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: 1732

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
  • Apr 17

    Court Slams Army Corps' Regulatory Power Over Wetland

    Court Slams Army Corps' Regulatory Power Over Wetland
    The federal government has continued to increase its regulatory power of private property.  Examples of abuse are seemingly in the news constantly.  Over the past couple of years the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…
  • Apr 17

    Court Slams Army Corp’s Regulatory Power Over Wetland

    Court Slams Army Corp’s Regulatory Power Over Wetland
    The federal government has continued to increase its regulatory power of private property.  Examples of abuse are seemingly in the news constantly.  Over the past couple of years the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Nuisance Statute Survives Constitutional Challenge

    Missouri Nuisance Statute Survives Constitutional Challenge
    A Missouri statute designed to limit the damages recoverable by landowners in nuisance actions against farming operations has survived its first major challenge. In 2011, Missouri enacted Mo. Rev. Stat. §537.296, a statute designed to…
Rank this Week: 2423

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/
  • Apr 16

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article
    We are pleased to share that LL.M. Alum Sara Albert was recently featured in this Increasing Access to Healthy Food in Dallas County, Texas article published by preventobesity.net. Sara serves as the Assistant Director of Food…
  • Apr 16

    Special Guest: Director of Congressional Relations in the Public Policy Department, Kristi Boswell

    Special Guest: Director of Congressional Relations in the Public Policy Department, Kristi Boswell
    Immigration Reform in AgricultureOn Tuesday, special guest Kristi Boswell will visit the LL.M. class to provide a special session on Immigration Reform in Agriculture. Her visit is a part of the ongoing Agricultural Labor Law Course taught by…
  • Apr 3

    New Book Features Contributions from Seven LL.M. Alumni

    New Book Features Contributions from Seven LL.M. Alumni
    Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, and ImplementationCongratulations are in order for Lauren Bernadett, Nicole Civita, Lauren Handel, Andy Frame, Sara Albert, Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director for the Resinck Program for…
Rank this Week: 4899

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
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Ag Nuisance Statute

    Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Ag Nuisance Statute
    Overview In recent years, agriculture has seen increased litigation brought by parties that are generally opposed to various types of agricultural production.  Large scale crop farming and livestock operations are in the cross-hairs, as…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Authorizing Eminent Domain for Reservoir

    Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Authorizing Eminent Domain for Reservoir
    Overview The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a declaratory judgment from the Clarke County District Court that authorized the use of eminent domain for a controversial new water reservoir. The district court’s order had declared that a…
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Court Enforces Oral Agreement for the Purchase of Hay

    Iowa Court Enforces Oral Agreement for the Purchase of Hay
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment in favor of one brother against another in a case alleging breach of an oral contract for the sale of hay. Facts The brothers entered into an oral agreement under which the…
Rank this Week: 2455

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…
Rank this Week: 4916

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/
Rank this Week: 3594

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: 4917

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: 2972

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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