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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on the food and beverage industry. Coverage includes litigation, policy developments, and corporate deals across the entire food and beverage supply chain, including agribusinesses, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants.



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Latest News in Food & Beverage

  • January 17, 2019

    Royal Caribbean Death Suit Nixed After Plaintiff Rejects Deal

    A Florida federal judge’s warning to a woman that she may regret refusing a $500,000 settlement offer in her suit against Royal Caribbean over her teenage daughter's salmonella death proved prescient when the suit was tossed.

  • January 17, 2019

    $9M Protein Shake Settlement Gets Judge's OK

    A class of fitness fans had a $9 million settlement with Premier Nutrition Corp. approved by a Brooklyn federal judge on Thursday, winning up to $34 per class member and $3 million for the lawyers and putting to rest claims that Premier overstated the protein content of its shakes.

  • January 17, 2019

    Haynes and Boone Adds Ex-Troutman Food & Bev, M&A Pro

    Haynes and Boone LLP has hired a former Troutman Sanders LLP partner experienced in mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage industry, expanding the firm’s corporate and M&A presence in California, the firm has announced.

  • January 17, 2019

    Customers Can't Claim Pet Food Was Toxic, Judge Says

    An Illinois federal judge has cleaved the bulk of claims from a putative class action brought by two buyers of Champion Petfoods USA Inc. products who alleged they were deceived by boasts about the pet food's health benefits despite a study saying it contained heavy metals.

  • January 17, 2019

    PTAB Axes Fish Oil Patent In Post-Grant Review

    Seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. won its challenge in post-grant review to a patent on a process for purifying fish oil on Wednesday, with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding many claims in the patent were too vague.

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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

Readership

  • Food, beverage, retail, and hospitality lawyers at top law firms
  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Fortune 1000 companies
  • Executives and attorneys in the food and beverage industries
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies, and companies
  • 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.
  • Attorney and law firm marketing professionals