- On October 18, 2021 a New Jersey federal judge dismissed plaintiff Regan Iglesia’s proposed class action lawsuit against Tootsie Roll Industries (“Tootsie Roll”). The case was dismissed for lack of standing, due to a failure to show actual harm. Plaintiff
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Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered into Consent Decrees with eight Covered 911 Service Providers for failing to timely file their required 911 reliability certification in 2020.
As background, the FCC adopted rules in 2013…
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- As previously reported, after disagreement with the National Organic Standards Board regarding the ability of hydroponic systems to bear the organic label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a statement in 2018 reaffirming its policy that hydroponic operations
- On October 19, the USDA’s FSIS announced a new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. FSIS initiated this effort to gather data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national target of
Godiva Inks $20M Deal To Settle ‘Belgium 1926’ Label Suit (Law360 Subscription Required)
- Plaintiffs Steve Hesse and Adam Buxbaum are seeking preliminary approval for the settlement of a class action lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Southern District
- Executive Order 14008 (“Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad”), which was issued by President Biden in January 2021, outlined a set of coordinated actions to address climate change including a requirement that all federal agencies prepare a plan
Godiva Inks $20M Deal To Settle ‘Belgium 1926’ Label Suit (subscription to Law360 required)
- As previously covered on this blog, a class action lawsuit against Godiva Chocolatier alleges that the claim ‘Belgium 1926’ on Godiva’s products sold in the
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 22, 2021 decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission, which put the brakes on the ability of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) to use its Section 13(b) authority…
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- FDA has issued food industry guidance for voluntary sodium reduction targets in foods. The guidance is intended to provide voluntary short-term goals for food manufacturers, chain restaurants, and food service operators for 163 categories of processed, packaged, and prepared foods.
This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, October 2021, p.29-34.
Early September, food additive risk managers from record-breaking 85 participating countries attended the 52nd session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA52) through electronic means…
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