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Reflections on World Food Day

World Food Day, celebrated each year on October 16th, commemorates the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In recent years, as general interest food, sustainability, and equity has risen, World Food Day has gone from being...

FDA Proposes New Deadlines for Updated Nutrition Label

Back in June, we reported that the FDA had suspended the implementation of the new Nutrition Facts label & serving size rules, which had been finalized during the Obama administration.  At the time, FDA did not provide any indication of whether or when it would...

New Craft Beer Seal Uses Trademark Law to Promote Independent Brewers

This week, the Brewers Association unveiled a new independent craft brewer seal. The seal is intended as a marketing tool to attract consumers looking for truly independent craft beers. Any brewer meeting the Brewers Association’s 3 criteria is eligible to use the...

Handel Food Law Wins Trial for Dalmatia!

On February 24, 2017, after a 4-week trial in federal court, Handel Food Law obtained a favorable jury verdict for our client, Dalmatia Import Group, Inc., on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement and counterfeiting. Dalmatia is the brand...

Congress Passes GMO Labeling Law

It appears that Vermont’s GMO labeling law, which took effect just two weeks ago, is largely dead.  Congress has passed GMO labeling legislation and, apparently, the President intends to sign it. Here are my initial thoughts on the bill, which you can read for...

Intro to Food Labeling Law

Entrepreneurs just getting started in the food industry are often shocked to learn how heavily regulated food labeling is. Here are the basics you need to know about the law pertaining to food labels. 1. Who regulates food labels in the US? At the federal level, food...
Introducing the Handel Food Law Blog

Introducing the Handel Food Law Blog

We are excited to announce the launch of the Handel Food Law blog. Check back here regularly for practical information about the law affecting food, beverage and farming businesses, including insights on the latest news in food and agricultural law. We hope you find...

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