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The Latest On: Food

June 15, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

Trump Is Slowly Undermining Obama’s Work on Healthy Food

Peter Lehner, Senior Strategic Advisor, Earthjustice: “[The delay is] another example of the Trump Administration’s willingness to accommodate even unfounded and partial industry opposition to the detriment of the health and welfare of people and families across the country.”

June 7, 2017 | Legal Document

Calorie Labeling Challenge Complaint

Plaintiffs Center for Science in the Public Interest and National Consumers League challenge a rule issued by Defendants Dr. Tom Price, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which delays the compliance deadline of a prior rule requiring chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments to disclose calorie contents and other health information for standard menu items.

May 22, 2017 | Case

Suing the FDA to Protect Food Safety

Consumer, health, and food safety groups are seeking to ensure food additives are found safe before being marketed to American consumers.

May 22, 2017 | Legal Document

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief GRAS Rule Challenge

Plaintiffs Center for Food Safety, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environmental Working Group (“Plaintiffs”) seek declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to a final rule promulgated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) entitled “Substances Generally Recognized as Safe,” 81 Fed. Reg. 54,960 (Aug. 17, 2016) (“final rule” or “GRAS Rule”).


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