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Supreme Court rejects challenge to foie gras ban

The US Supreme Court has thrown out a challenge to the 2004 California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, according to the Associated Press.


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Pepsi and Coke sales hurt by Mexico’s taxes on snacks, sodas

Despite an increase in organic revenue, rising sales and overall company growth, PepsiCo—which announced a higher quarterly profit Thursday—revealed sales in Mexico were down 3 percent, largely in part to new taxes on junk food.


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San Francisco puts soda tax on the ballot

In a close vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved placing a two-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on the ballot for the upcoming November election, according to the Associated Press.


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Legislators seek BPA ban in food packaging

Three members of Congress, US Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), US Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), are calling for a ban of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic chemicals that can be found in food packaging.


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California could be the first to institute soda tax

In what would likely be one of the toughest tests for the industry, the city of Berkeley, CA has authorized a soda tax to be put on the ballot in November.


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New legislation would require more information from bottled water companies

Federal legislation to provide uniform information to consumers of on the quality and safety of bottled water was introduced this week by US Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-NC and US Rep. Jim Matheson, D-UT.


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China to improve monitoring of food company conduct

In an effort to improve its food safety practices, Chinese officials are pledging to keep and publish better records of food companies’ conduct.


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Lawsuit filed against Vermont GMO labeling law

Four food industry organizations are challenging Vermont’s new law that requires mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.


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Leading food manufacturers urge immigration reform

In a letter mailed to Congress Tuesday, CEOs from some of the nation’s top businesses and food manufacturers pressed the legislative body to fix the immigration system so it can work for their businesses and communities.


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IBWA praises water infrastructure bill

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauded President Barack Obama for signing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law.


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