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The Insufficiency Of The Law Surrounding Food Allergies, Aimee Nienstadt 2016 Pace University School of Law

The Insufficiency Of The Law Surrounding Food Allergies, Aimee Nienstadt

Pace Law Review

This paper proceeds in five parts. First, I will give an overview of food allergies. The second section will discuss legal protections at the federal level, including the ADA and other specific federal laws that are aimed at food allergies. The third section will discuss legal protections at the state level, including state laws directed at school districts and state laws directed at restaurants. The fourth section will discuss actions by the private/non-profit sector. The final section of my paper will discuss further necessary legislative changes for people with food allergies.


Recent Developments And Future Prospects Of The Common Market, Michael Waelbroeck 2016 University of Brussels

Recent Developments And Future Prospects Of The Common Market, Michael Waelbroeck

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Horwitz On Legalizing Marijuana 04-10-2016, Andrew Horwitz, Peter Kilmartin 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Newsroom: Horwitz On Legalizing Marijuana 04-10-2016, Andrew Horwitz, Peter Kilmartin

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


When Tuna Still Isn’T Always Tuna: Federal Food Safety Regulatory Regime Continues To Inadequately Address Seafood Fraud, Stephen Wagner 2016 University of Maine School of Law

When Tuna Still Isn’T Always Tuna: Federal Food Safety Regulatory Regime Continues To Inadequately Address Seafood Fraud, Stephen Wagner

Ocean and Coastal Law Journal

In 2012 alone, Americans consumed approximately 4.5 billion pounds of seafood, over 90% of which was imported. Simply put, Americans eat a lot of seafood, with upwards of 500 different species available to satiate the demand. Consequently, imported and domestic seafood in the United States is a thriving 80.2 billion dollar market, with certain highly desired species of fish fetching steep prices.

One fundamental assumption of the consumer-driven market is that the label on the seafood correctly identifies the species of seafood, thereby, among other things, justifying the market price. It is increasingly clear, however, that this assumption ...


Promoting Healthcare Innovation On The Demand Side, Rebecca S. Eisenberg, W. Nicholson Price 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Promoting Healthcare Innovation On The Demand Side, Rebecca S. Eisenberg, W. Nicholson Price

Law & Economics Working Papers

Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But optimal use of healthcare products also requires good information about the likely effects of products in different patients, and it is hard to provide the right incentives for producers to develop and disclose information that could limit future sales. Regulation partially fills this gap by requiring sellers to conduct clinical trials and report adverse events. But it is inherently problematic to rely on producers to supply negative information about their own products. Healthcare payers, however, can profit from avoiding inappropriate use of costly technologies. Recent technological ...


The Challenge Of Adverse Selection To Domestic Seafood Markets In Vietnam: Assessing Consumer Demand And Supply-Side Policy Options, Eliot Martin 2016 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad

The Challenge Of Adverse Selection To Domestic Seafood Markets In Vietnam: Assessing Consumer Demand And Supply-Side Policy Options, Eliot Martin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Vietnamese seafood industry has grown rapidly over the past few decades, largely rallying behind huge foreign demand. Institutions surrounding the production and processing of seafood for export have supported efforts to implement reliable regulations and eco-label certifications in line with demand for safe, environmentally friendly, and otherwise high quality products. No comparable efforts exist in the domestic market. Adverse selection is identified as the core problem with the lack of higher end goods on the domestic market, resulting from asymmetric information between producers and consumers, as well as moral hazard between actors in the supply chain. This study finds ...


3d Printing And Healthcare: Will Laws, Lawyers, And Companies Stand In The Way Of Patient Care?, Evan R. Youngstrom 2016 University of San Diego

3d Printing And Healthcare: Will Laws, Lawyers, And Companies Stand In The Way Of Patient Care?, Evan R. Youngstrom

Evan R. Youngstrom

Today, our society is on a precipice of significant advancement in healthcare because 3D printing will usher in the next generation of medicine. The next generation will be driven by customization, which will allow doctors to replace limbs and individualize drugs. However, the next generation will be without large pharmaceutical companies and their justifications for strong intellectual property rights. However, the current patent system (which is underpinned by a social tradeoff made from property incentives) is not flexible enough to cope with 3D printing’s rapid development. Very soon, the social tradeoff will no longer benefit society, so it must ...


Congress Puts The Usda’S Cool Enforcement On Ice, Golden Gate University School of Law 2016 Golden Gate University School of Law

Congress Puts The Usda’S Cool Enforcement On Ice, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

It is more important that Americans have safer food than to know if their steak is “single‑origin”. Especially in the wake of major E. coli outbreaks at mega chains like Chipotle, food safety in the United States should take priority over pseudo‑protectionist policymaking and food transparency.


A Potential Liability Scenario For "Non-Gmo" Labeling, David Wallace 2016 Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP

A Potential Liability Scenario For "Non-Gmo" Labeling, David Wallace

David L Wallace

In this legal briefing, disputes partner David Wallace discusses a liability scenario that voluntary "non-GMO" labeling claims have the potential to spawn in the United States, which does not (yet) have a mandatory labeling regime, and best practices for mitigating that risk.


(Mis)Perceptions Of Law In Consumer Markets, Oren Bar-Gill, Kevin E. Davis 2016 Harvard Law School

(Mis)Perceptions Of Law In Consumer Markets, Oren Bar-Gill, Kevin E. Davis

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

There are good reasons to believe that consumers’ behavior is sometimes influenced by systematic misperceptions of legal norms that govern product quality. Consumers might misperceive specific rules, such as those found in food safety regulations, as well as more general standards, such as the unconscionability doctrine or limitations on waivers of default substantive or procedural rights. When demand is affected by systematic misperceptions of legal norms, lawmakers may be able to maximize welfare by deviating from the legal standard that would be optimal in the absence of misperception. We use a formal model to characterize these optimal deviations under different ...


A Liberal Dilemma: Respecting Autonomy While Also Protecting Inchoate Children From Prenatal Substance Abuse., Andrew J. Weisberg, Frank E. Vandervort 2016 O'Melveny & Meyers LLP

A Liberal Dilemma: Respecting Autonomy While Also Protecting Inchoate Children From Prenatal Substance Abuse., Andrew J. Weisberg, Frank E. Vandervort

Articles

Substance abuse is a significant social problem in America. It is estimated that some eighteen million Americans have an alcohol abuse problem and that almost five million have a drug abuse problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse costs some $700 billion per year Substance abuse is a major contributor to child maltreatment. It is estimated that between one- and two-thirds of cases in which children enter foster care are linked to parental substance abuse. Unfortunately, this may be an underestimate as recent research suggests that many cases, particularly cases in which children have been exposed ...


Manufacturing Barriers To Biologics Competition And Innovation, W. Nicholson Price II., Arti K. Rai 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Manufacturing Barriers To Biologics Competition And Innovation, W. Nicholson Price Ii., Arti K. Rai

Articles

As finding breakthrough small-molecule drugs becomes more difficult, drug companies are increasingly turning to "large molecule" biologics. Although biologics represent many of the most promising new therapies for previously intractable diseases, they are extremely expensive. Moreover, the pathway for generic-type competition set up by Congress in 2010 is unlikely to yield significant cost savings. This Article provides a fresh diagnosis of and prescription for this major public policy problem. It argues that the key cause is pervasive trade secrecy in the complex area of biologics manufacturing. Under the current regime, this trade secrecy, combined with certain features of Food and ...


Underbanked: Cooperative Banking As A Potential Solution To The Marijuana-Banking Problem, Patrick A. Tighe 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Underbanked: Cooperative Banking As A Potential Solution To The Marijuana-Banking Problem, Patrick A. Tighe

Michigan Law Review

Numerous states have recently legalized recreational marijuana, which has created a burgeoning marijuana industry needing and demanding access to a variety of banking and financial services. Due, however, to the interplay between the federal criminalization of marijuana and federal anti-money laundering laws, U.S. financial institutions cannot handle legally the proceeds from marijuana activity. As a result, most financial institutions are unwilling to flout federal anti-money laundering laws, and so too few marijuana-related businesses can access banking services. This Note argues that the most viable policy option for resolving this “underbanking” problem is a financial cooperative approach such as a ...


Immortal Invasive Initiatives? The Need For A Genetic "Right To Be Forgotten", Thomas Hale-Kupiec 2016 University of Minnesota Law School

Immortal Invasive Initiatives? The Need For A Genetic "Right To Be Forgotten", Thomas Hale-Kupiec

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Allergies And Anaphylaxis On The Body And Mind: A Survey Of Opinions And Knowledge On These Disorders, Kathryn E. O'Brien 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

The Effects Of Allergies And Anaphylaxis On The Body And Mind: A Survey Of Opinions And Knowledge On These Disorders, Kathryn E. O'Brien

Honors Program: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Despite common knowledge, allergies and anaphylaxis are considered disabilities. As such, these disorders affect the daily lives of those who have them, including one's mental health. In this paper, all the nuances of allergies and anaphylaxis will be discussed as the etiology and scientific aspects of allergies, anaphylaxis, and hypersensitivity are distinguished from one another. Furthermore, the findings are reported from two surveys; an assessment of how well educated and prepared teachers are for students with allergies and whether other students with food allergies have had similar experiences to the author's and those described in research by other ...


Lessons From Washington And Colorado: The Potential Financial Gains Of Recreational Marijuana To Canada, Nachshon Goltz, Ekaterina Bogdanov 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Lessons From Washington And Colorado: The Potential Financial Gains Of Recreational Marijuana To Canada, Nachshon Goltz, Ekaterina Bogdanov

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper Series

While Colorado and Washington are among the jurisdictions spearheading the global trend towards legalization of recreational Cannabis (marijuana), Canada lags behind in the regulatory process - but not in Cannabis consumption. An empirical study conducted in downtown Toronto, as well as studies done by Statistics Canada, reveal that Cannabis use is widespread among Canadians, which indicates that the current regulatory regime is not effective as a deterrent.

This paper details the results of the above-mentioned empirical study, reviews the regulatory framework of recreational Cannabis use in Colorado, Washington and Canada, and uses taxation data from Colorado to estimate the potential financial ...


Gras-Fed Americans: Sick Of Lax Regulation Of Food Additives, Martha Dragich 2016 University of Missouri School of Law

Gras-Fed Americans: Sick Of Lax Regulation Of Food Additives, Martha Dragich

Faculty Publications

Americans are “GRAS-fed” because of a “loophole” in the strict regime Congress provided for the regulation of food additives. Additives - and food products containing them - are exempt from this strict regime if they are accorded GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status. The guidelines Congress provided for achieving that status by scientific evidence of safety are no longer observed. Most additives are determined by the producer alone to be GRAS. At the same time, Americans’ consumption of highly processed foods continues to rise, giving rise to long-term health problems that are increasingly tied to diet. The average American’s diet includes ...


Tainted: Food, Identity, And The Search For Dignitary Redress, Melissa Mortazavi 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Tainted: Food, Identity, And The Search For Dignitary Redress, Melissa Mortazavi

Brooklyn Law Review

The law recognizes a right to legal redress for exposure to food that is tainted in the sense of being toxic or poisonous, but what about exposure to food products individuals find socially, morally, or religiously repugnant? Jews eating “kosher” hot dogs containing standard non-kosher meats. Vegetarians fed beef. Muslims ingesting vitamins containing pork. Aren’t these food products also “tainted”? Despite the fact that the American legal system has long recognized the need to protect individual dignitary rights, the law provides little meaningful redress in these situations or other instances of offensive food taint. So why has food autonomy ...


Perpetual Twilight: How The Usda's Change To The Sunset Process Violates The Organic Foods Production Act Of 1990, Valentina Lumaj 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Perpetual Twilight: How The Usda's Change To The Sunset Process Violates The Organic Foods Production Act Of 1990, Valentina Lumaj

Brooklyn Law Review

In 1990, Congress enacted the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) in response to consumer and industry demands for uniform standards in organic production. The drafters recognized that the basic tenet of the legislation was that organic foods would be produced without the use of synthetic materials, but they left room for minimal exceptions in the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (the National List). The National List enumerates the exemptions for synthetic substances, as well as prohibitions of natural substances, such as arsenic, in organic production. In September 2013, the USDA amended the Sunset Process, which is ...


The Uneasy Case For Food Safety Liability Insurance, John Aloysius Cogan Jr. 2016 Brooklyn Law School

The Uneasy Case For Food Safety Liability Insurance, John Aloysius Cogan Jr.

Brooklyn Law Review

Foodborne illnesses sicken millions and kill thousands of Americans every year, leading many to conclude that our dysfunctional government food safety system, which still relies heavily on physical inspections of food and facilities, is incapable of protecting us. As a result, many now look to the private market for solutions to our food safety crisis. One private market approach, food safety liability insurance, is gaining popularity. This article examines the benefits and drawbacks to food safety liability insurance and raises doubts about its ability to improve food safety. The market for safe food is plagued by overwhelming information problems that ...


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