Tag: water

California About to Adopt General Industrial Storm Pemit

Our colleagues at the California Environmental Law Blog note the General Industrial Storm Water Permit is slated for adoption on April 1, 2014.  Everyone in the California food industry from owners of feedlots to operators of manufacturing facilities will find this very important and should follow developments as Ryan Waterman and Missy Foster report on … Continue Reading

What I Learned on My Winter Vacation, or Is Water Good for You?

I spent the last three weeks mainly in Europe, and mainly on a cruise, but unlike Newt Gingrich, I don’t purport to have learned anything about Europe’s debt crisis, although the Greek, Italian and Spanish governments did all fall the moment we left each country.  What I did learn, or was reminded of, is that … Continue Reading

Here’s a Pop Quiz

You can’t Google this and you can’t refer to anything but your own common sense: Is the following statement true or false? The regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration and of concomitant decrease of performance. I’ll be back with the "answer" tomorrow.… Continue Reading

Bottled Water Association Sues Over Water Bottle Ads

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is taking aim at an advertising campaign for Eco Canteen stainless steel water bottles, claiming the ads wrongly suggest that plastic water bottles are unhealthy and unsafe. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, IBWA claims that Eco Canteen’s television … Continue Reading

Is It Really A Food-Borne Illness?

At a recent presentation, Dr. Alan Melnick, a public health officer in both Oregon and Washington, provided a useful list of alternative causes of symptoms to consider when someone claims a food-borne illness. Other causes of symptoms that might be confused for food-borne illness include (but may not be limited to): Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) … Continue Reading
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