A Food and Beverage Law Blog
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Digest has been tracking the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (“COOL”) rules that the WTO decided last year violate international fair trade rules.  It was the third time the WTO found COOL to be unfairly discriminatory. In response to the threat of retaliation by Canada and Mexico, last week, the House Agricultural Committee voted to repeal a portion Read More

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You may recall prior Digest posts regarding the World Trade Organization’s evaluation of the validity of the US Country of Origin Labeling (“COOL”) law. On Monday, the WTO decided against the United States and has held that the COOL violates international fair trade rules. This is the third time the WTO has found COOL to be Read More

Friday, August 15, 2014
Written by in: Also of Note

You may recall that Digest covered the proposed FDA menu labeling regulations back in January 2014. Although the regulations were supposed to roll out earlier this year, the FDA extended the comment period to continue to solicit industry feedback. Now, as the proposed regulations are in its final stages of review, convenience stores and other Read More

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yesterday, a D.C. Circuit decision came down upholding the country of origin labeling requirements (“COOL”). COOL is the law that requires retailers licensed under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act to, among other things, label certain meat products with information regarding where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. In yesterday’s ruling, the Court took an expansive approach to the Zauderer Read More

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Written by in: Also of Note

With 59 % of consumers checking labels, it is more important than ever for food producers and manufacturers to ensure their labels are what they say and to protect themselves while marketing their products.  In February of this year, Digest covered the increase in “all natural” litigation, noting that labeling cases are filling court dockets. Read More

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Written by in: Also of Note

You may recall that on January 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments regarding COOL, the law that requires retailers licensed under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act to label certain meat products with information regarding where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. On March 28th, the federal appeals Read More