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Food & Beverage

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Latest News in Food & Beverage

  • April 22, 2019

    Russian Who Cut Deal To Avoid Fraud Charges Can't Appeal

    A Russian man who struck a deal to avoid charges he took part in a scheme using "bar girls" illegally brought to the U.S. to defraud patrons of South Beach nightclubs cannot appeal his dismissal because he has no injury to complain about, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday.

  • April 22, 2019

    Businesses Want Tariffs Scrapped Under US-China Trade Pact

    More than 150 business groups from a wide array of sectors on Monday issued sweeping demands to the Trump administration as it aims to wrap up its trade negotiations with China, including the removal of all tariffs imposed by the U.S. and Beijing over the past year.

  • April 22, 2019

    'Sustainable' Nestle Cocoa Made With Child Slavery, Suit Says

    A proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court claims that child slaves on West African farms harvest cocoa for Nestle, even though it labels its products as "sustainably sourced."

  • April 22, 2019

    3rd Circ. Says Transit Co. On Hook For Chocolate Mess

    A Third Circuit panel said a transportation company couldn’t wiggle out of liability for a melted chocolate delivery, ruling that the company was stuck paying for the muck even though it didn't convey the candy.

  • April 22, 2019

    Fraudster Cops To $5M Ponzi Scheme, Lying About NBA Ties

    A Canadian man pled guilty Monday to pretending to be a successful beverage business leader with close ties to NBA stars like Stephen Curry and Shaquille O'Neal in order to defraud investors in a $5 million Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

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