Voices: Food Safety

The Supreme Court's Lesson on Labeling

In Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola, the court encourages 'policing' of labels by competitors.

By David Ter Molen of Freeborn & Peters LLP

MinuteMaid Pomegranate Blue The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on June 12 in favor of Pom Wonderful has important implications for food processors. Until now, compliance with FDA labeling regulations generally meant a product was immune from a claim that its labeling is deceptive or misleading with respect to those aspects of the label sanctioned by FDA regulations.

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02/19/2008

Beef Recall Raises Tempers Over Animal Cruelty

Editor David Feder hopes this adjunct editorial about the nations biggest food recall over suspect beef and animal cruelty will make you as angry as he is.

03/05/2008

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04/09/2012

Chinese Food Safety Lapses Sign of Bigger Problems

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08/08/2007

Congress Scrambles to Pass Food Safety Legislation

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Continuous Improvement in Metal Detection

Industrial metal detectors may be old technology, but greater sensitivity, fewer false rejects and ease of use are helping them maintain their relevance in food and beverage inspection.

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Controlling the Pest Problem At Food and Beverage Manufacturing Plants

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Detecting Foreign Matter

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FDA Affirms Safety of BPA

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FDA Paints Itself Into a Corner with FSMA

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