Ethanol Battle Continues

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is “strongly considering” petitioning the Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that preserved the EPA’s decision to allow E15 fuel in the marketplace, The Hill reports. According to API Group Downstream Director Bob Greco, API would need to file a petition by mid-April to have the Supreme Court…

FDA Gives Agency More Authority

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced a final rule strengthening the agency’s authority to use administrative detention to prevent potentially unsafe food from reaching the marketplace. This action makes the criteria for administrative detention consistent with the changes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act under the Food Safety Modernization…

Congress Introduces Online Tax Bill

A bipartisan group of 53 U.S. senators and representatives has introduced legislation that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with out-of-state Internet sellers. While brick-and-mortar retailers collect sales taxes from customers who make purchases in their stores, many online and catalog retailers do not. Under the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, states would have…