Federal Judge Enjoins Enforcement of Prop. 65 Warning Requirements for Acrylamide in Food and Beverages | Alston & Bird

Will Kreznick

A California district court has granted a preliminary injunction to the California Chamber of Commerce and prohibited the filing of new Proposition 65 lawsuits alleging exposure to acrylamide in food. Our Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group discusses the ruling and what it means to the food and beverage industry.

  • Why did CalChamber bring its suit?
  • What does the ruling cover in practical terms?
  • What comes next?

On March 30, 2021, Chief U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller granted the California Chamber of Commerce’s (CalChamber) motion for preliminary injunction in its case contending California has unconstitutionally compelled businesses to display

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Vitamix’s Composter Is the ‘Smartest Investment’ Reviewers Made

Will Kreznick

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At the end of the day—after I’ve cleaned all my dishes, wiped down my counter, and picked up all the crumbs from my kitchen floor—I take out the entire day’s food scraps to avoid any smelly odors from building up. I’m usually baffled by how a pile of avocado skins, eggshells, wilted spinach leaves, and chicken leg bones can take up so much space in a garbage bag, but it’s perhaps less surprising

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The Road To Better Health, Way to Wellville merge, Live Healthy Spartanburg

Will Kreznick

The Mary Black Rail Trail, a two-mile trail just south of Downtown Spartanburg, is often busy with runners, walkers, and bicyclists, giving locals the chance to enjoy the outdoors. It provides a place for residents to exercise safely and get to know Spartanburg.

Cynthia and Jamie Olley of Spartanburg often walk the Rail Trail while their daughter takes swimming lessons at the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg.

“While she’s swimming, we walk,” Cynthia said.

Spartanburg residents may have some new health and wellness initiatives on the horizon thanks to the announcement of a new collaborative of the Mary Black Foundation and

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Shifting demographics poise functional products for growth | 2021-04-09

Will Kreznick

CERRITOS, CALIF. — Functional food ingredients that support better sleep, reduced stress and improved focus are in demand and driving product innovation, according to a new report from T. Hasegawa.

The flavors producer cited research from Lightspeed/Mintel that found nearly 70% of consumers currently use products that feature a functional benefit, and 40% use products with three or more functionalities.

Consumers under 55 are more aware of and use more products that offer functional benefits. At least 4 in 10 use products that touch on three or more benefits, compared to 21% of baby boomers.

Shifting demographics are positioning functional

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This Fast-Food Chain Is Adding Bacon to Its Best-Selling Chicken Sandwich

Will Kreznick

What do you get when you take a good thing and make it even better? The new Checkers&Rally’s chicken sandwich, of course. The chain just announced it’s adding a special kind of bacon to one of its best-selling items: the Mother Cruncher Chicken Sandwich.

The drive-thru burger giant released the beloved sandwich last summer, and it quickly gained popularity because of its “mega crunch” breading and creamy signature Squawk Sauce, which were the two standout elements on this particular contender in the chicken sandwich wars. (RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone Is Talking About)

And the newest

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