Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Just a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected revisions to the Clean Water Act submitted in 2017 for more effective regulations of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

In response, the San Francisco-based Center for Food Safety and 12 other groups sued the EPA for its denial to regulate factory

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North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements.

Chief Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, of the U.S. District Court for North Carolina’s Middle District, has found as unconstitutional, the state’s Property Protection
Continue Reading North Carolina’s Property Protection Act violates 1st Amendment

The USDA by April 15 will ask a federal court in California to dismiss a second lawsuit filed to overturn the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS’s) new inspection system for market hogs. USDA earlier asked a federal court in Minnesota to toss a similar civil action.

In Minnesota, a
Continue Reading Federal court in California will hear oral arguments in USDA motion to dismiss swine lawsuit

A federal civil action brought by soil-using organic growers does not name any of the hydroponic growers they want to prevent from using USDA’s organic label.

But that does not mean hydroponic growers are going to remain silent as the litigation proceeds against Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and other
Continue Reading Hydroponic growers defend their use of Organic label from outside the courtroom

Vietnamese authorities have identified eight forged health certificates related to one meat processing plant.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong found discrepancies in serial numbers of health certificates issued by Vietnamese authorities when processing data during modifications to the import food information system.

Suspected forged health certificates
Continue Reading Vietnam and Hong Kong investigation finds forged health certificates

Final notices of cancellation for the registration of 12 neonicotinoid pesticides have been published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The decision to pull the pesticides from the market was part of a legal settlement reached in December 2018 involving the Center for Food Safety and
Continue Reading Center for Food Safety wins in case to force EPA to ban 12 neonicotinoids