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Vulnerable Populations And Vaccine Injury Compensation: The Need For Legal Reform, Katharine A. Van Tassel, Sharona Hoffman 2022 Case Western University School of Law

Vulnerable Populations And Vaccine Injury Compensation: The Need For Legal Reform, Katharine A. Van Tassel, Sharona Hoffman

Faculty Publications

This chapter argues that the potential for vaccine-related harms raises acute concerns for vulnerable populations. These harms have a disparate impact on low-income people, who are disproportionately non-White, and who have limited financial resources to obtain medical care, weather job losses, and pursue injury compensation. When a vaccine is given as a countermeasure during a declared public health emergency (PHE), the problem is acute because of the limited availability of injury compensation.


Food For Thought: Intellectual Property Protection For Recipes And Food Designs, Kurt M. Saunders, Valerie Flugge 2021 Duke Law

Food For Thought: Intellectual Property Protection For Recipes And Food Designs, Kurt M. Saunders, Valerie Flugge

Duke Law & Technology Review

As any chef will tell you, cooking and food preparation is a creative, sometimes innovative, endeavor. Much thought and time is invested in selecting ingredients, developing the process for preparing the dish, and designing an interesting or appealing look and feel for a food item. If this is true, then it should come as no surprise that recipes, food designs, and other culinary creations can be protected by various forms of intellectual property, namely: trade secrets, design and utility patents, trade dress, but usually not copyright. This article considers how intellectual property law has been applied to protect recipes and ...


United States Food Law Update, Michael Tingey Roberts 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

United States Food Law Update, Michael Tingey Roberts

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This update summarizes significant changes and developments in food law over the first half of 2005. Not every change in national food law for the first half of 2005 is included; instead, this update is limited to significant changes in national law. New developments in state law, while certainly important and deserving of attention, are beyond the scope of this update. These updates provide a starting point for scholars, practitioners, food scientists, and policymakers determined to understand the shaping of food law in modem society. Tracing the development of food law through these updates also builds an important historical context ...


European Union Food Law Update, Nicole Coutrelis 2021 Coutrelis & Associates

European Union Food Law Update, Nicole Coutrelis

Journal of Food Law & Policy

Update on European Union Food Law 2005


Preempting Food Safety: An Examination Of Usda Rulemaking And Its E.Coli O157:H7 Policy In Light Of Estate Of Kriefall Ex Rel. Kriefall V. Excel Corporation, Denis Stearns 2021 Marler Clark, LLP

Preempting Food Safety: An Examination Of Usda Rulemaking And Its E.Coli O157:H7 Policy In Light Of Estate Of Kriefall Ex Rel. Kriefall V. Excel Corporation, Denis Stearns

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This article will use the Kriefall decision to examine USDA rulemaking and its still-evolving E. coli 0157:H7 policy. Part II of the article will briefly describe the development and implementation of the USDA E. coli 0157:H7 policy as a reaction to an enormous and widely-publicized outbreak of E. coli infections that occurred in 1993-the so-called Jack in the Box outbreak. Following the outbreak, E. coli 0157:H7 was declared by USDA to be an adulterant per se according to FMIA. It was also at this time that the first steps were taken by USDA to move from a ...


Medicaid Third-Party Liability And Claims For Restitution: Defining The Proper Role For The Tort System In Regulating The Food Industry, Coby Warren Logan 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Medicaid Third-Party Liability And Claims For Restitution: Defining The Proper Role For The Tort System In Regulating The Food Industry, Coby Warren Logan

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This comment contends that tort liability can complement legislative and administrative government regulation of the food industry, providing sellers and manufacturers of food with an incentive to prevent consumers from over-consumption and becoming obese. Specifically, this comment supports the proposition that after government regulations are promulgated by Congress, claims should be allowed by state attorneys general to recoup Medicaid costs incurred in treating health conditions and illnesses caused by obesity.


The Food Safety And Inspection Service's Lack Of Statutory Authority To Suspend Inspection For Failure To Comply With Haccp Regulations, Dennis R. Johnson, Jolyda O. Swaim 2021 Olsson, Frank and Weeda, P.C.

The Food Safety And Inspection Service's Lack Of Statutory Authority To Suspend Inspection For Failure To Comply With Haccp Regulations, Dennis R. Johnson, Jolyda O. Swaim

Journal of Food Law & Policy

Since the implementation of the Mega-Reg, the agency has had mixed success with its new enforcement procedures. Although most establishments have chosen to work with FSIS to modify their procedures to allay any concerns the agency had, on a few occasions, no compromise was reached. In these cases, the establishment filed suit in federal district court challenging the agency's authority to remove inspectors for failure to comply with the Mega-Reg. In the three cases where the agency's authority was challenged, the establishment was successful and inspection was restored.


Contents, Journal Editors 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Contents, Journal Editors

Journal of Food Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


From The Farm To The Factory: An Overview Of The American And European Approaches To Regulation Of The Beef Industry, Crisarla S. Houston 2021 Harvard University

From The Farm To The Factory: An Overview Of The American And European Approaches To Regulation Of The Beef Industry, Crisarla S. Houston

Journal of Food Law & Policy

First, this article briefly describes the existing regulatory requirements under both systems. Second, it compares the two approaches. In comparing the two systems, attention is concentrated on the quality of legislative drafting, the likelihood of implementation, the adequacy of consumer protection, the voluntary or compulsory nature of the measures, and the requirement of records retention.


Journal Of Food Law & Polic - Fall 2005, Journal Editors 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal Of Food Law & Polic - Fall 2005, Journal Editors

Journal of Food Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


European Union Food Law Update, Emilie H. Leibovitch 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

European Union Food Law Update, Emilie H. Leibovitch

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The following European Union Food Law Update will address significant changes in European Union (EU) food law that occurred between 2006 and early 2008. The update will be different from the previous ones, as it will instead be organized by the subject areas addressed by the developments. The published regulations, proposals, cases, and other relevant news will thus be incorporated under their corresponding topic headings.


United States Food Law Update: Food Safely Planning, Attribute Labeling, And The Irradiation Debate, Bryan Endres 2021 University of Illinois

United States Food Law Update: Food Safely Planning, Attribute Labeling, And The Irradiation Debate, Bryan Endres

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This article summarizes significant changes and developments in food law throughout the second half of 2007. The previous edition of the Food Law Update noted the recent increase in imported food and the resulting stress placed on food safety agencies and customs officials. Detailed inspections of every food shipment entering the United States would quickly exhaust limited agency resources and cripple efficient international trade of food products. On the other hand, after several well-publicized food scares and the ongoing threat of international contamination, the public increasingly demands high levels of physical surveillance. As a part of this ongoing discussion, this ...


Disestablishing "The Last Plantation": The Need For Accountability In The United States Department Of Agriculture, Seth L. Ellis 2021 Northern Illinois University

Disestablishing "The Last Plantation": The Need For Accountability In The United States Department Of Agriculture, Seth L. Ellis

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. At the signing ceremony, President Lincoln declared the Department of Agriculture to be the "people's Department" because he said it governed an industry "in which [citizens felt] more directly concerned than in any other. .. ." Today, many American citizens do not share Abraham Lincoln's view of the USDA as being the "people's Department"; rather, they identify it as being "the last plantation" due to its long history of open discrimination against African-American farmers. While this discrimination has occurred throughout America's ...


Dangerous Interpretations Of The Precautionary Principle And The Foundational Values Of European Union Food Law: Risk Versus Risk, Miguel A. Recuerda 2021 University of Granada

Dangerous Interpretations Of The Precautionary Principle And The Foundational Values Of European Union Food Law: Risk Versus Risk, Miguel A. Recuerda

Journal of Food Law & Policy

In their ordinary lives, many people try to avoid any situation involving risk that could cause themselves harm. On the otherhand, others assume risk with greater facility because they are not sufficiently aware of it, or because they know that the probability of resulting damage is very low. Overwhelming worry in the face of any kind of risk would be paralyzing (we would not leave the house, eat in any restaurant outside of our home, drive, or fly). On the contrary, an attitude absolutely heedless of risks would end up causing innumerable damages, some of them irreparable. Common sense suggests ...


Jumping On The Next Bandwagon: An Overview Of The Policy And Legal Aspects Of The Local Food Movement, Marne Coit 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Jumping On The Next Bandwagon: An Overview Of The Policy And Legal Aspects Of The Local Food Movement, Marne Coit

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This article is an exploration of this new and growing local food movement. It is not a cohesive movement, nor is it one that is organized by a particular group. Rather, it is a grassroots movement comprised of people who are interested, for various reasons, in obtaining food grown or produced where they live or in producing this food themselves. The purpose of this article is to explore what the local food movement is, why consumers are interested in basing their food purchasing choices on where their food originates, current and future regulation of local food, and where this movement ...


Contents, Journal Editors 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Contents, Journal Editors

Journal of Food Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Journal Of Food Law & Policy - Spring 2008, Journal Editors 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal Of Food Law & Policy - Spring 2008, Journal Editors

Journal of Food Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


United States Food Law Update: Initial Food Safety Restructuring Efforts, Poultry Production Contract Reforms And Genetically Engineered Rice Litigation, A. Bryan Endres, Michaela N. Tarr 2021 University of Illinois, Champaign

United States Food Law Update: Initial Food Safety Restructuring Efforts, Poultry Production Contract Reforms And Genetically Engineered Rice Litigation, A. Bryan Endres, Michaela N. Tarr

Journal of Food Law & Policy

This edition of the food law update will address recent events that may serve as bellwether signs that significant, long sought changes to the food and agricultural production system may be on the horizon. The first section of the update focuses on several general food safety initiatives. These efforts may, in the near term, coalesce into comprehensive food safety legislation. The second section analyzes two food safety actions relating to specific product categories: oysters and eggs. Section three provides a brief overview of poultry production contracts that may signal a broader restructuring of the legal relationships between farmers and the ...


Killing Us Sweetly: How To Take Industry Out Of The Fda, Jason Iuliano 2021 Cambridge University

Killing Us Sweetly: How To Take Industry Out Of The Fda, Jason Iuliano

Journal of Food Law & Policy

For more than a century, the Food and Drug Administration has claimed to protect the public health. During that time, it has actually been placing corporate profits above consumer safety. Nowhere is this corruption more evident than in the approval of artificial sweeteners. FDA leaders' close ties to the very industry they were supposed to be regulating present a startling picture. Ignoring warnings from both independent scientists and their own review panels, FDA decision makers let greed guide their actions. They approved carcinogenic sweeteners such as saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose while simultaneously banning the natural herb stevia because it would ...


Not Cool: The Consequences Of Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling, Matt Mullins 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Not Cool: The Consequences Of Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling, Matt Mullins

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The much anticipated and hotly debated Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) provision of the 2002 Farm Bill went into effect on September 30, 2008. The interim final rule published on August 1, 2008 finally put into law a provision first passed in the 2002 farm bill. This provision requires grocery stores and other retailers who sell food products to the private consumer to label certain meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts with their country of origin. Foods that must be labeled are identified in the bill as "covered commodities." But, for all of the covered commodities, there exists a substantial list of products ...


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