On July 10, 2019, we last blogged about the several states’ war on advertising plant- or cell-based products as “meat.”  We suggested that the State of Missouri’s refusal to settle Tofurky’s lawsuit made no sense, because the State’s response to Tofurky’s motion for preliminary injunction effectively conceded the relief that Tofurky sought.  Judge Gaitan evidently agrees.  He has ordered the parties to participate in mandatory mediation.

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On June 7, 2019, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it has adopted a final regulation eliminating the requirement for coffee to carry a Proposition 65 warning label. The regulation overturns a California State Court decision that found that coffee retailers failed to prove that the chemicals present in coffee, such as acrylamide, pose no significant risk of harm, requiring coffee to bear a warning.  
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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently issued an industry circular which makes clear that cannabidiol (CBD), a product derived from hemp, is not permitted in alcohol beverages.

TTB generally consults with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when establishing whether an ingredient for use in an alcoholic beverage is safe.

On April 22, 2019, Petitioner The Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of dried tart cherries from the Republic of Turkey. Dried tart cherries may be processed from any variety of tart cherries. This investigation potentially covers dried tart cherry in all shapes,

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will not begin inspecting food facilities until March 2020 to verify compliance with the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration regulations at 21 C.F.R. part 121, also known as the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. FDA has determined this additional time is

On September 28, 2018 and December 27, 2018, we blogged about the challenge to Missouri’s meatless meat statute. The statute purports to prohibit designating a product as meat unless it has been obtained from harvested livestock or poultry.  The target of the statute is newly developed technology that can produce from either laboratory or