Category Archives: Food and Drug Law

Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See Verdict Form, United States of America v. Parnell, No.  1:13-CR-12 (M.D. Ga. … Continue reading

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FTC: Minor Drug Changes To Prolong Monopoly May Violate Antitrust Law

On November 21, 2012, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania an amicus brief contending that minor, non-therapeutic changes to branded pharmaceutical products may violate U.S. antitrust law if the changes … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Claims that SoBe Lifewater Beverage Labels Violated California Law & Federal Warranty Law

A federal court in Los Angeles, California dismissed claims that a subsidiary of PepsiCo. violated a variety of California laws and the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (“MMWA”) by misrepresenting its no-calorie, vitamin enhanced, flavored water drinks. Hairston v. South Beach … Continue reading

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