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19 11, 2014

More Changes to the NY Farm Winery, Brewery, Cidery, and Distillery Laws

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:31+00:00 November 19th, 2014|, |Comments Off on More Changes to the NY Farm Winery, Brewery, Cidery, and Distillery Laws

Every October, Governor Cuomo and the NY legislature seem to revisit the laws supporting growth of our craft beverage industry.  It’s fairly refreshing to see that Governor Cuomo doesn’t just hold industry summits for entertainment value, but actually listens and puts words into action.  This latest round of changes gets to the heart of operating [...]

12 11, 2014

What is a New York Farm Cidery?

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:31+00:00 November 12th, 2014|, |Comments Off on What is a New York Farm Cidery?

Hard cider producers have long been a bit of an outlier when it came to state liquor laws, even in The Empire State, with its proud history of cider making and devotion to the apple.  Folks were able to make hard cider under brewery or winery licenses, but it still led to confusion when starting [...]

3 09, 2014

FDA Approved Labeling Versus Deceptive Labeling (Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola)

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:26+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|, |Comments Off on FDA Approved Labeling Versus Deceptive Labeling (Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola)

Guest Post By Charles H. Knull It isn’t often that the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on food related issues, even more rare that we see Food & Drug Administration policies pitted against unfair competition under the Lanham Trademark Act (that’s right, a food law v. IP law smackdown).  Chuck Knull has contributed the guest post [...]

27 08, 2014

Questions about Food Product Certifications?

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:32+00:00 August 27th, 2014|, |Comments Off on Questions about Food Product Certifications?

Guest Post by Lev Berlin Lev Berlin at ReciPal has put together another excellent post to help food entrepreneurs figure out their product labeling.  This time, he has taken a look at common food product certifications and labeling terms.  Lev has once again been kind enough to let us reproduce the entire post here on [...]

13 06, 2014

Putting Nutrition Labels on Your Website May Save You

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:33+00:00 June 13th, 2014|, |0 Comments

Many food entrepreneurs don’t realize it, but a website that features your product is part of your labeling in the eyes of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  If it is linked from your label (which it should be), so much the better.  Even informational sites that aren’t directly hocking your product may get the [...]

6 06, 2014

The Truth About Nutritional Analysis for Food Labels

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:33+00:00 June 6th, 2014|, |0 Comments

Guest Post by Lev Berlin In a nutshell: It's Not Perfect. In a Bigger Nutshell Nutritional analysis, as much as it sounds like a science, is not a science. And it's not a science whether you are performing a lab analysis on your food product or running a database analysis. Your nutrition fact label is [...]

30 05, 2014

LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT HOME RULE POWERS TO BAN FRACKING

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:34+00:00 May 30th, 2014|, , |0 Comments

Guest Post by John Barone New York State has become a legal battleground over the industrial activity of natural gas development using the technique of high-volume hydraulic fracturing known as “hydrofracking” or “fracking.”  Most recently, the Court of Appeals is considering the principle of “home rule.”  Home rule authority under the New York Constitution, Article [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:43+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-14T17:15:16+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

31 05, 2013

The Challenge of New York State Liquor Laws

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:53+00:00 May 31st, 2013|, |0 Comments

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time lately reviewing various state liquor laws and helping clients figure out how they will apply to their business. Now, in New York State, there are so many layers of law, administrative agencies, and court rulings that nothing is ever simple. But liquor law is a particularly onerous area in [...]