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What are my rights and proper actions if the food contains traces of household chemicals?

I recently bought a juice from the supermarket. That specific type of juice is probably produced in that supermarket locally. After trying it, I am reasonably confident that it contains soap. For the ...
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At what point does a local garden produce exchange run into legal barriers?

I have an idea for a local garden produce exchange. Assuming two neighbors swapping lettuce has zero legal restrictions, at what point would we run into legal barriers while expanding in the ways ...
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How do fast food chains get away with selling fake chicken?

Subway chicken only about 50% meat, according to Canadian study What's in your chicken sandwich? (Subway's "chicken" is 50% chicken, and Wendy's is 88%. The rest is non-meat additives) Subway ...
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Can the FD&C conflict with the CFR?

Page 77 of the textbook Vaccines states: The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Section 502[e][1][A][iii]) states that all inactive ingredients should be noted in labeling; it also states that this ...
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How does trader joes copy everything?

If you have ever been to Trader Joes you'd see that ever single item is a copy of another brand. For example Joes Os are actually Oreos, Baked Cheese Crunches are actually Chetos. But they do this ...
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Are warning labels required by law in Washington State

I'm relatively new to Stack Exchange but I figured that for the sake of my question this is the most relevant website to ask on since I am researching the health risks of energy drinks. I have ...
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Is it legal for a restaurant to take back your food and cook it again?

Example 1. You are served a burger, but it is not cooked enough for your liking. Does it violate any food safety regulations for the server to take the plate back to the kitchen, disassemble the ...
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Questioning the meat served at a local restaurant

I ate at a buffet which allowed me to take out my food and the meat supposed to be chicken tandoori. I got a piece of chicken that I thought was a thigh but when I tried to bite into it the bone ...
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Is it legal in India to disallow food and water to be brought in to a public place?

In some cities in India, the malls having movie theaters do not allow people to bring their own food or even water inside the movie theater. When I say their own food it includes the food or water ...
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Are cricket farms for human nutrition allowed in Germany?

Is it allowed to breed and sell human edible crickets commercially? Can't find any farms by googling.
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Can I sue If I was served a real burger after requesting a veggie burger

My husband and I were served a meat burger after requesting a veggie burger. I specifically asked what were the ingredients in the veggie burger. The district manger happened to be in the store, ...
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Is it legal to deny employee reimbursements for meat?

WeWork appears to have instituted a policy where they prohibit their budgets from being used for purchases of red meat, pork and poultry, citing sustainability. www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/...
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Is it legal for a retailer to modify a product to remove best before dates and batch numbers?

We manufacture and supply to retailers in the US, via a distributor, a trademarked liquid animal feed product. Recently we have discovered that one of the retailers has been wiping off the best before ...
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Can I sue a restaurant for serving me meat in vegetarian dish?

I am a vegetarian for religious reasons. I was at Chipotle on Saturday and ordered a sofritas rice bowl which is "vegan approved". To my surprise, I found a chunk of chicken in my bowl when I was ...
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Do You Need a Permit to Cook Free Food on the Sidewalk?

I'd like to open a food stand in Los Angeles to cook food for homeless people. Do I need a permit of some sort to cook food and give it away free of charge?
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Meeting the “traditional” requirement for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The EU's Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme is defined in Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and supplemented by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 664/2014 (http://...
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How can I get past a ban on energy drinks at my school?

Whenever I enter my school I'm forbidden to drink energy drinks. I asked them why and they listed lots of reasons why I wasn't allowed. I asked "why is smoking not forbidden but something so simple ...
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(How) Can I easily export produce from Serbia to Sweden via Hungary?

I am from Sweden and I have a friend who lives in Serbia. My friend produces cheese, honey and wine. I'm helping my friend to investigate what would be involved in order to export his produce to ...
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Kinder Surprise eggs: sent seperately?

As far as I know, Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are illegal in the USA, because it's a non-edible object inside the chocolate egg. If I were to open them, and send the chocolate and the toys in two ...
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How can a restaurant, Old Homestead Steakhouse, continue their false claims of selling Kobe beef?

About a year ago, Inside Edition reporters first revealed that two high-end restaurants in New York City, La Bernardin and Old Homestead Steakhouse, were serving beef that they claimed to be Kobe beef,...
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Is it illegal in the UK for a supermarket to not disclose all the ingredients in meat produce?

E.g. if a supermarket was selling chicken which contained traces of pork and they did not list it on the ingredients would that be illegal? (Not referring to allergens just ingredients in general). ...
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Do alcoholic ingredients in food prohibit distribution to minors?

I just received a supply of Member's Mark Beer Cheese from Saint Mary's Foodbank in Phoenix, Arizona USA, and I am only 20 years of age. The ingredient label confirms that Beer Cheese contains beer. ...
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Do the designs of cakes fall under intellectual property law (e.g. copyright) in the USA?

Following on from the question Was Trump's Inauguration Cake plagiarized?: Do the designs of cakes (incorporating factors such size, shape, colour and decoration) fall under intellectual property law ...
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What slaughter laws exist in the US and Europe?

I mean actual laws for industrial farms applicable to killing animals.
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In Missouri, can I sell 'non-hazardous' food from my kitchen?

RSMO Ch. 196 makes me think the answer is yes. In particular: A cottage food production operation is not a food service establishment and shall not be subject to any health or food code laws ...
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Definition of food?

What is the legal definition of food in the United States? Particularly, in the context of food, food products, food industry, food additives, etc., what is a precise, formal, legal definition of ...
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How is it legal to sell soup as Oxtail Soup when it contains less that 1% of Oxtail?

Looking at the ingredients of my dinner, Oxtail Soup, I noticed that it actually only contains 1% Oxtail and contains 4 times as much beef. I'm wondering how the company can get away with calling ...
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Resell a packet of cookies without tampering the packet

In the US, Can I simply buy a packet of cookies in a store and resell it without tampering the packet, but simply putting it inside my own branded box to a consumer at a different location in the US. ...
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Is dog meat illegal in USA?

I want to know if dog meat is illegal in USA. Is its sale banned? Is there any criminal law against it? Is a fine of any kind imposed? Note: I don't in any way support dog meat. I just want to ...
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Does the prize in cereal violate the non edible restriction in foods?

In the US the FDA has a regulation that bans toys or trinkets embedded in candy. This let to banning the Kinder Surprise egg in the US Does this regulation also cover the prises in cereal? If not, ...