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    Ark. Farmers May Smell Trouble From N. Carolina Lawsuit

    August 28, 2018
    Arkansas’ Right-to-Farm statute, first adopted in 1985 and last amended in 2005, is generally believed to protect farmers, especially poultry and swine farmers, from lawsuits by neighbors seeking damages for the sounds, sights and smells naturally produced from confined animal feeding operations (CAFO.)
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    FDA Poised to Regulate Lab Grown Meat & Poultry

    June 20, 2018
    A June 15, 2018 notice from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. suggests that the Food and Drug Administration may have won the first round of a debate about who should regulate meat and poultry products grown in laboratories rather than on farms.
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    USDA Releases Proposed Mandatory GMO Labeling

    June 4, 2018
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released on May 4, 2018 proposed rules which, if finalized, will require certain foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO) crops or ingredients to be labeled as “bioengineered” beginning January 1, 2020 thus avoiding the controversy over the GMO terminology.
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    Former VP of Tyson Foods Joins Litigation Group at Firm

    June 4, 2018
    Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to welcome attorney Robert W. George to the firm where he will serve as senior counsel in the commercial litigation practice area.
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    FDA Extends Compliance Date For Certain Uses of PHOs

    May 29, 2018
    Deadlines are fast approaching for food manufacturers to eliminate Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) from their products. In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration determined that PHOs were no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and established Monday, June 18, 2018 as the deadline for removal of PHOs from food product formulations.
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