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7 Tips For Creating A Meaningful Food Safety Program
In August 2010, thousands of people across the United States were poisoned by eating eggs unknowingly tainted with Salmonella enteritidis bacteria.
United States
29 Jul 2019
The Cleaning Product Right To Know Act Of 2017: California's Newest Warning Requirements
In the fall of last year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (the "CPRTKA"), adding provisions to the California Health and Safety Code ...
United States
15 Feb 2018
Food Industry Sees One Of First Whistleblower Suits Under FSMA
As part of the massive overhaul of food safety regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Life Sciences Decoded reported in August...
United States
23 Feb 2017
Is The FSMA A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Dream And The Food Industry's Nightmare?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law in 2011, signaling a sea change in U.S. food safety regulation and making prevention the cornerstone of safety measures.
United States
10 Jan 2017
Is The FSMA A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Dream And The Food Industry's Nightmare?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law in 2011, signaling a sea change in U.S. food safety regulation and making prevention the cornerstone of safety measures.
United States
3 Jan 2017
D.C. Appellate Court Strikes Another Nail In The Coffin For The Frye Test
In a striking decision that has the civil litigation bar abuzz about its implications, the D.C. court that first introduced us to the Frye test has now overturned it in favor of Daubert.
United States
3 Jan 2017
Industry Custom Evidence Held Admissible In CA Product Liability Case Based On Defective Design
A recent California appellate decision, Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp, could change the landscape in the admissibility of industry custom and practice evidence in strict products liability design defect cases.
United States
7 Nov 2016
What Food, Packaging And Agribusinesses Need To Know About The First-Ever Nationwide GMO Labeling Law
On Friday, July 29, the President signed into law a bill amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, to insert a provision requiring disclosure of bioengineered foods.
United States
4 Aug 2016
Move Over GNC: Crackdown On Dietary Supplement Makers Continues
In the fourth quarter of 2015, the dietary supplement industry was reminded that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were watching.
United States
17 May 2016
Preemption Prevails In Watercraft Case Under Federal Boat Safety Act
For vehicle manufacturers that find themselves in state court facing product liability claims over safety mechanisms, federal preemption is frequently examined as an affirmative defense.
United States
7 Mar 2016
FDA Creates New Rigorous Produce Safety Requirements
The goal is to ensure that agricultural products that make it to the American marketplace have been subjected to certain controls designed to specifically address the most common food safety threats.
United States
2 Mar 2016
Plaintiffs Use Catalyst Theory To Win Attorneys' Fees After Ford Class Action Mooted By Recall
On November 2, 2015, a group of plaintiffs won a motion for attorneys' fees against Ford Motor Company, even though Ford's voluntary recall of vehicles mooted the plaintiffs' lawsuit.
United States
15 Dec 2015
New FDA Rule Places Increased Food Safety Responsibility On Importers, Foreign Suppliers
The FSVP applies to anyone who is considered an "Importer" under the new Rule. An Importer is defined as "the U.S. owner or consignee of an article of food that is being offered for import into the United States.
United States
2 Dec 2015
Top Takeaways From The 2015 Las Vegas Marijuana Business Convention
When discussing possible federal regulation of the cannabis industry, few panelists, exhibitors and other industry members could agree on what form that regulation should take.
United States
24 Nov 2015
DOJ Continues Crackdown On Dietary Supplement Industry
In October, Life Sciences Decoded described the increased state and federal scrutiny against the dietary supplement industry, including a lawsuit that the Oregon Attorney General filed against GNC.
United States
20 Nov 2015
Limiting Tort Liability For Cannabis: Failure To Warn Part I – The LivWell Lawsuit
On Oct. 5, 2015, two plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit in Denver against the owner of a large cannabis grow facility, LivWell.
United States
15 Oct 2015
Long-Awaited Overhaul Of FDA Food Safety Rules Arrives – Part I: Introducing HARPC, Changes To cGMP
Since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, the FDA has promulgated proposed rules that overhaul the old Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) rule...
United States
23 Sep 2015
Limiting Tort Liability For Cannabis: Dram Shop-Type Laws
As more states enact laws legalizing the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, cannabis businesses may start to question whether they could be held liable if customers cause injury or harm to others while using their products.
United States
22 Sep 2015
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