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New York “Big Gulp” Ban Bites It For Now

Among the ironies connected to New York’s attempt to ban large cups of soda is the fact that the last time I was in the city, before the advent of 7-11 to its precincts, the one thing I really craved was a really large cup of Dr Pepper.  When I visit New York, on business or … Continue Reading

The FDA’s Reportable Food Registry: Four Burning Questions

I authored the following article that appeared in the April 29, 2011 issue of Food Chemical News: As the clock ticks on the FDA’s 24-hour deadline to report to the FDA’s Reportable Food Registry, a food retailer, manufacturer or supplier is forced to make snap decisions that can profoundly impact business and litigation. Once a … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Rules that Food Service Management Companies and Distributors are Not Competitors for Robinson-Patman Act Analysis

If a manufacturer is selling the exact same goods to someone else for 59% less than it will sell to you, it would seem natural that you’d pick up the phone and call your lawyer and sue someone, wouldn’t it?  In particular, this would seem to be a classic violation of the Robinson-Patman Act,15 U.S.C. … Continue Reading
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