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  • 2018 Starts Strong with New Alcohol Legal Developments

    2018 Starts Strong with New Alcohol Legal Developments

    Published: 11 Jan 2018

    2018 has arrived, and the new year is starting off strong for the alcohol industry and those who regulate it.  In preparation for what’s ahead, here’s  a brief look at what’s already here! 2018 Tax Cuts for Alcohol:  The White House signed a tax bill last month that made several changes to taxes on beer, wine and distilled spirits.  Tucked away in the new legislation is ...

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  • Alcohol-Related Legislation Filed Ahead of Session 2018

    Alcohol-Related Legislation Filed Ahead of Session 2018

    Published: 04 Jan 2018

    The following alcohol-related bills have been filed in the Florida Legislature. A summary of each bill is copied below.   Please contact the member of the nationwide alcohol industry team with whom you normally work with any questions. Stay tuned for further updates.  SB 822 Beverage Law (Hutson) Providing an exemption from provisions relating to the tied house evil for specif...

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  • Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Could Be Linked To Romaine Lettuce

    Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Could Be Linked To Romaine Lettuce

    Published: 03 Jan 2018

    January 3, 2017 By: Richard M. Blau, Food Law Industry Team Starting in November of 2017, reports began surfacing about a new outbreak of food-borne illness in parts of the United States and Canada.  In the ensuing two months, more than fifty people across North America have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria.  Canadian health officials believe the cause ...

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  • UPDATE: The Tax Cut Bill Signed Into Law

    UPDATE: The Tax Cut Bill Signed Into Law

    Published: 22 Dec 2017

    December 22, 2017 By: Richard M. Blau, Chair Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team This morning, President Donald Trump signed the tax cut bill into law. The bill, along with all the provisions detailed below, will take effect January 1, 2018. Please contact the member of the nationwide alcohol industry team with whom you normally work with any questions. ####### December 20, 2017 The Tax C...

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  • Fruits And Vegetables With Higher Potassium Levels May Help Reduce Arterial Sclerosis And Calcification

    Fruits And Vegetables With Higher Potassium Levels May Help Reduce Arterial Sclerosis And Calcification

    Published: 09 Oct 2017

    By: Alcohol law and food law attorney Richard M Blau Scientists publishing a new study in the journal JCI Insight have concluded that high-potassium foods such as avocados and bananas protect the arteries against hardening or calcification. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that increased potassium consumption protects against atherosclerosis, vascu...

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  • Brewery Recycling: New Process Converts Spent Brewery Grains Into Beer Yeast

    Brewery Recycling: New Process Converts Spent Brewery Grains Into Beer Yeast

    Published: 30 Sep 2017

    By: Richard M Blau, GrayRobinson’s Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team As the business of craft brewing becomes more and more competitive, economics are taking an equal priority to artistry.  More than success, mere survival in today’s malt beverage marketplace requires a business model that reduces every conceivable cost so that craft brewing ventures can continue to create both brands a...

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  • Update 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Identifies Two Rule-Making Priorities for TTB

    Update 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Identifies Two Rule-Making Priorities for TTB

    Published: 05 Sep 2017

    By: Richard Blau, GrayRobinson’s Nationwide Alcohol Industry Team The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a part of the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget, recently published the Updated 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  The Unified Agenda provides an updated report on the administrative rulemaking actions that federal agen...

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  • The California ABC Wins One For The Gipper’s State Tied-House Laws

    The California ABC Wins One For The Gipper’s State Tied-House Laws

    Published: 30 Jun 2017

    Understanding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Retail Digital Network v. Prietro By Richard M. Blau, Alcohol Law and Food Law Department Chair Alcohol regulators across America battle constantly with industry members over trade practices generally, and “tied-house evil” restrictions in particular.  At both t...

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