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Corona infected persons at Tönnies

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After the corona outbreak in Germany's largest slaughterhouse Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, five criminal charges have been filed with the public prosecutor's office in Bielefeld. Among them was a complaint by Bielefeld's Bundestag member Britta Haßelmann (Greens), senior public prosecutor Martin ...


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Written judgement concluding veganism as a protected belief


Veganism and the scope of legal protection: Judge Postle provides his full written judgement in support of veganism. Following verbal confirmation on January 3rd 2020 that ethical vegans have the protection of the law, Judge Postle has now produced a full written statement of his ...


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Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl insecticides banned in EU from Spring 2020


Since 2009, the insecticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl are banned in Germany. Now, the approval in the European Union is not renewed. This was decided on 6 December by the representatives of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) in Brussels. The ban should ...


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Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional


Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company against ...


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OPSON VIII: Authorities investigate coffee fraud

In individual cases, Arabica beans were replaced by cheaper Robustabohnen beans.


In this year's Operation OPSON VIII, coordinated by Europol and INTERPOL, thirteen European States have joined forces to jointly pursue possible coffee fraud cases. In Germany, Portugal and Switzerland, nine cases of cheaper Robustabohnen were found in Arabica coffee. This was announced today by ...


EU Commission searches food retailers in France


The EU Commission has had two French grocers search buildings on suspicion of cartels. This was confirmed by the Brussels authority on Wednesday. There was concern that the two companies might have violated EU competition rules. These rules are intended to prevent price fixing so that consumers ...


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Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case


A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San ...


States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks


Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit - and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks have taken effect in recent years in several cities around the ...


Judge: Tootsie Mini Pops packaging too similar to Dum Dums'


A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy maker. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. is suing Tootsie Roll Industries because it says the Chicago-based company's new Charms Mini Pops packaging too closely resembles the Dum Dums packaging.A ...


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EU Court of Auditors: weaknesses in organic food controls


The European Court of Auditors still sees weaknesses in the control of food with the EU organic label. Improvements were needed. "This is essential to maintain consumer confidence in the EU organic label," said Nikolaos Milionis, the responsible inspector, in Brussels on Thursday. The label with ...


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