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

21-Mar-2019

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

18-Mar-2019

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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Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

13-Mar-2019

Smithfield Foods was found responsible Friday for a fifth time for nuisances neighbors suffered from waste generated by thousands of the company's hogs. Jurors determined the pork giant should pay $420,000 after four previous juries awarded nearly $550 million in penalties. Most of the damages ...

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EU Court says public must have access to weed killer studies

08-Mar-2019

An EU high court says that the European Food Safety Authority should not have refused the public access to studies on the possible harmful effect of the weed killer glyphosate on humans - documents that were used in a decision on the use of pesticides. Green party EU legislators challenged what ...

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Top EU court: Halal meat, from unstunned animals, cannot be 'organic'

28-Feb-2019

Meat from animals that were not stunned before slaughter - common to Islamic halal practices - cannot be labelled as organic, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday. Many Muslims believe that for meat to be halal and acceptable for them to eat, the animal may not be stunned before it is ...

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Salmon producers confirm EU Commission raids

22-Feb-2019

The first international salmon producers have confirmed raids by the EU Commission on suspected illegal agreements. The Commission's competition regulators carried out an inspection of Scottish Sea Farms on Tuesday, the Norwegian fish company SalMar announced. The company is in "constructive ...

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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

16-Jan-2019

The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol ...

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EU court: The taste of food products cannot be copyrighted

14-Nov-2018

The taste of a particular food product cannot be protected by copyright, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday in a dispute over a cream cheese dip made for a supermarket chain in the Netherlands. The case was brought by Levola, which owns the intellectual property rights to a spreadable ...

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Veggie food maker seeks injunction against Missouri meat law

05-Nov-2018

A vegetarian food-maker has asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction against a Missouri law making it a misdemeanor crime to promote products as "meat" that aren't made from livestock or poultry. The Oregon-based Tofurky Co. claims the Missouri law infringes on its constitutional ...

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ECJ: Egg liqueur must not contain milk

26-Oct-2018

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that egg liqueur may not contain milk. A spirit drink may only be called an egg liqueur in the EU if it exclusively contains the ingredients listed in the corresponding EU law, the Luxembourg judges declared on Thursday (Case C-462/17). According to ...

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