May 9, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Fast-food companies are asking U.S. state legislators to remove restaurant marketing from local governments’ regulatory menu, in the latest industry bid to stay a step ahead of anti-obesity laws. The lobbying push, which has succeeded in Arizona and gained traction in Florida, aims to stop marketing …

December 27, 2010

Nation’s Restaurant News, Dec. 19, 2010 An organization representing restaurant inspectors across California proposed guidelines Friday recommending the penalty-free enforcement of state menu-labeling requirements that go into effect Jan. 1. California restaurant chains face uncertainty as the second phase of state menu-labeling rules goes into effect with the new year …

September 29, 2010

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that certain false advertising claims based on state consumer protection and anti-deception statutes were not preempted by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA)— a federal Act that establishes national standards for the sale and labeling of organically produced agricultural …

May 26, 2010

The moves come as officials in at least 20 cities and states have proposed new taxes or the removal of tax exemptions on non-alcoholic beverages so far this year.