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Lawsuits mount over heavy metals in baby food, but do they have legs?

By Elaine Watson

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has...

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FDA weighs in on heavy metals in baby food as lawsuits pile up

By Elaine Watson

In the wake of the recent congressional report into heavy metals in baby food, the FDA says its goal is to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods through research and collaboration, but has not said if it plans to issue guidance on upper limits for...

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Updated: CRN urges public health establishments to issue guidance on vitamin D supplement benefits

House Resolution aims to recognize vitamin D's benefits for COVID-19

By Stephen Daniells

US Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) has introduced a House Resolution to recognize the significant role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19.

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Heavy metals in baby food: How should the food industry respond?

By Elaine Watson

Headlines about 'toxins' in baby food are the ultimate PR nightmare, but how do we assess if the levels of heavy metals highlighted in a recent congressional committee report are "dangerously high​” in the absence of federally mandated...

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GUEST ARTICLE: The scoop on all that vanilla flavor litigation

By Robert Guite and Abby Meyer, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

If your company sells any vanilla-flavored food or beverage product, then you are probably aware of the innumerable class action cases that have been filed over the last 18 months attacking these products – 67 cases by our count. Here, we trace the history...

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Food futurology part 2: How will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

By the year 2030, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts much will have changed in terms of how food is consumed: supermarkets will be forced to diversify, urban areas will be transformed by biodiversity legislation, and we will be on our to using...

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