By Jay W. Connolly, Aaron Belzer, and Jared L. Palmer

On April 28, 2015, the Environmental Law Foundation (“ELF”) filed a petition in the California Supreme Court for review of the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Environmental Law Foundation v. Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., et al., No. A139821, 2015 WL 1212155 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 17,
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By Ilana R. Morady, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

SaferChoiceThe U. S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced this week the “Safer Choice” label, indicating that Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

We had blogged last year that EPA’s Office of Inspector General
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By Ilana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General has just released a report on an evaluation of the EPA’s “Design for the Environment” (DfE) Program. At A Glance, No. 14-P-0349 (September 9, 2014). The Inspector General found flaws in the current DfE logo, including that it improperly implied an EPA
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By Ilana R. Morady

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released for public comment a proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food. The proposed rule (78 Fed. Reg. 3646, January 16, 2013), is mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA was signed into law by President Obama in 2011 and allows the FDA

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By Ilana R. Morady, Eric E. Boyd, and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) program plans to post on its website in September a list of chemicals that are acceptable for use in DfE-labeled products.


EPA’s intention is that the list serve as a resource for product formulators and consumers, to increase

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