Food & Beverage

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Latest News in Food & Beverage

  • April 28, 2017

    A Look Back At The FDA's 'Healthy' Journey

    Two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration scolded Kind LLC for using the term “healthy” on its snack bars, setting off a showdown between the company and agency that culminated in the FDA's decision to rethink its definition of the term.

  • April 28, 2017

    4th Circ. OKs RJ Reynolds' Win In $50M ERISA Suit

    The Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld tobacco giant RJ Reynolds’ win in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action over $50 million allegedly lost to retirement plan mismanagement following its 1999 spinoff from RJR Nabisco Inc., saying that a hypothetical and prudent plan manager would have done the same thing.

  • April 28, 2017

    Fla. Judge Won't Bar Sales Of Primo Shrimp In Contract Row

    A Florida federal judge Thursday denied Primo Broodstock Inc.'s request for an injunction barring a former shrimp farming facility partner from selling hybrid Primo shrimp, ruling that the genetic material in the shrimp is not confidential.

  • April 28, 2017

    Fresh & Easy Ch. 11 Plan, Disclosure Confirmed In Del.

    Shuttered, twice-bankrupt food chain Fresh & Easy secured a Delaware judge’s confirmation Thursday of its Chapter 11 windup plan, in a development largely made possible by an earlier settlement with a key private equity investor.

  • April 28, 2017

    Wine Co. Can't Clip Bourbon Co.'s TM Suit Except In Damages

    A California federal judge ruled Thursday there are triable issues of fact as to whether a wine producer infringed trademarks for Sazerac Co.’s Buffalo Trace bourbon but that the bourbon maker cannot recover monetary damages since it never provided any royalty calculations.

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Food & Beverage

Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Farm Service Agency
  • Food and Nutrition Service
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • State and international food and beverage regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Food safety regulation
  • Labeling requirements
  • Food import bans and trade restrictions
  • Antitrust and consumer protection controls
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • Food and beverage recalls
  • Food safety actions
  • Merger reviews
  • LITIGATION
  • Mass torts
  • Food safety suits
  • Labor and employment issues
  • International trade disputes
  • Agricultural commodities trading suits
  • Antitrust disputes
  • Breach of contract suits
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Environmental issues
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Share buybacks and stock splits
  • Franchise agreements and real estate deals
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of food and beverage practices

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  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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