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Kroger's 'Private Selection' packaging is on the left, while Lidl's 'Preferred Selection' packaging is on the right...

Is Lidl infringing Kroger’s trademarks? Attorneys weigh in…

By Elaine WATSON

Is Lidl’s ‘Preferred Selection’ private label “confusingly similar” to Kroger’s ‘Private Selection’?  Or is Kroger’s recent trademark infringement lawsuit against Lidl merely an opportunistic bid to derail a rival’s US market entry? 

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GUEST ARTICLE: GMO labeling... What we know and what may happen next

By Jay W. Connolly, Edward F. Maluf and Owen Wolfe, attorneys, Seyfarth Shaw

One of the hottest topics in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries, for both producers and advertisers, remains the disclosure of genetically modified organisms, or ‘GMOs,’ in these products.  

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

USDA to publish draft of GMO labeling rule this fall

By Elaine WATSON

USDA will publish a draft of its proposed federal GMO labeling rule in the fall of this year (which will be subject to public comment) and says it is “working hard to meet the schedule in order to issue a final rule on the law in July 2018.”

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ISAPP experts update definition and scope of ‘Prebiotics’

By Stephen Daniells

An expert panel convened by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has updated the definition of “prebiotics” to take into account advances in sequencing technology and the expansion in the use of the ingredients...

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