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2019-10-07

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  • Botulism affects two in Germany; link to Russian product

    A couple of people are sick in Germany with botulism after eating pickled mushrooms from Russia. The two confirmed cases were caused by botulinum neurotoxin A. They had symptom onset in April and May. Both ill people consumed a mushroom-in-brine preserve of milk-white brittlegill. A laboratory in Germany, located at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI),...

  • Global Data Review Names GT to the 2024 Edition of GDR 100

    Greenberg Traurig’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice has been recognized in the 2024 edition of “GDR 100,” Global Data Review’s prestigious annual guide to the world’s leading data law firms. The guide notes GT’s unique global footprint in the data privacy space, highlighting our presence in our Germany, Netherlands, Israel, and U.S. offices. GDR also...

  • The German M&A Market – Q2/2024

    Please click here for the latest edition of the Cleary Gottlieb M&A Telegram for Germany.

  • Animal welfare groups reveal findings from tests on Lidl chicken

    A campaign group has claimed some chicken meat sold by Lidl is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other pathogens. A total of 142 own-brand products from 22 Lidl stores in Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, and Poland were tested by a laboratory in Germany. The products need to be cooked before consumption and should not...

  • Germany prepares new National Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies

    1.  Background Gene and cell therapies are on the rise. On June 12, 2024, the German Federal Government was handed the strategy paper for a National Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies. The paper is intended to serve as a basis for policymaking to give Germany a leading role in the field of gene and cell therapies...

  • Germany prepares new National Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies

    1.  Background Gene and cell therapies are on the rise. On June 12, 2024, the German Federal Government was handed the strategy paper for a National Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies. The paper is intended to serve as a basis for policymaking to give Germany a leading role in the field of gene and...

  • Timely reminder from the ASA to avoid falling foul of advertising codes during UEFA Euro 2024

    As we’re gearing up for an exciting summer of sport, the attention of many football fans will be drawn to the kick-off of the UEFA Euro 2024 Football Championships in Germany. Many businesses will be looking to take advantage of the hype and interest in the tournament, particularly if England can progress deep into the...

  • Family Feud In a German Building Materials Company: Romeo And Juliet With a Happy Split

    In a building materials company group in Germany, two hostile family tribes were locked in fierce dispute. The two families each owned half of the shares and appointed their members to the joint board. The founders’ friendship turned into enmity with their children in the 2nd generation. In business terms, one side was more willing...

  • Is your use of AI in the workplace compliant and guided by policies? (Germany)

    The recent decision of the Hamburg Labour Court concerning a German works council’s attempt to enforce a ban on the use of AI in a workplace makes it clear once again that employers cannot simply let the use of AI run its course unchecked. Employers are well advised to take a moment check their current...

  • German survey finds low awareness of natural toxin risks

    A survey has revealed a gap in the knowledge of consumers in Germany when it comes to natural plant toxins. A poll by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) found just under half of the respondents (47 percent) were aware of plant toxic substances. The BfR Consumer Monitor special edition on naturally occurring plant toxins...

Featured documents

  • German Social Networks Signed Code of Conduct

    On March 11, 2009, the operators of Germany’s leading social networks, which include “schuelerVZ,” “studiVZ,”  “lokalisten” and “wer-kennt-wen,” signed a 17-page Code of Conduct by the Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Multimedia Service Providers (the “Code”) in order to protect...

  • Employment Laws Around the Globe Webinar Series

    Join Squire, Sanders on Wednesday, May 18 at 10-11 a.m. EDT (4-5 p.m. CET) for a webinar, “Starting a Business in Germany: Facts Employers Need to Know.”  Martin Falke from our Berlin office and Alexander Lorenz from our Frankfurt office will discuss employment laws in Germany as part of a series...

  • Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis Pattern of E. coli O104:H4 in German Outbreak

    The current EHEC O104:H4, causing a severe outbreak in Germany (May 2011), is microbiologically characterized as follows (1) (27.5.2011; updated 30.5.2011): Shigatoxin 1: – (negative), Shigatoxin 2 (vtx2a): + (positive), Intimin (eae): – (negative), Enterohemolysin: – (negative) EaggEC Virulence...

  • The German E. coli Outbreak: Now Sprouts?

    I haven’t said anything about the E. coli 0104 crisis in Germany up to now because I’ve been waiting for the evidence.  Without evidence, the source of the outbreak remains uncertain. Sunday, the minister of agriculture (in Lower Saxony) announced that sprouts are the cause. But are they? What is...

  • E. coli O104:H4 – 38 Dead, 824 with HUS, 3351 Ill – Massachusetts, Michigan, and Wisconsin with 5

    According to the European Food Safety authority, 821 HUS cases, including 24 deaths, and 2,530 non-HUS cases, including 13 deaths, have been reported. Germany reports two new HUS cases and 17 new non-HUS STEC cases. Germany also reports a new HUS death. In Luxembourg, one STEC case developed HUS....

  • Unnamed Egyptian Fenugreek Seed Grower and Unnamed German Importer Responsible for 4,200 Illnesses and 50 Deaths

    The European Union has banned imports of Egyptian fenugreek seeds after they were linked to E. coli O104:H4 outbreaks in Germany and France that has sickened over 4,200 and killed 50 throughout Europe and the Untied States. “The analysis of information from the French and German outbreaks leads to...

  • German Data Protection Association Issues Report on “Uniform Data Protection Law in Europe through Regulation”

    On November 17, 2011, the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security held its 35th Privacy Conference in Cologne, Germany. At the opening plenary session, Paul Nemitz, Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizenship of the European Commission, announced that the European Commission...

  • The Bluebook Goes Mobile (plus Five Free Downloads)

    In 1926, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, Erwin Griswold, produced a pamphlet covering proper forms of legal citation. Originally published with a brown cover, the cover was changed to blue for the sixth edition in 1939 as a patriotic gesture to get away from a color associated with Nazi...

  • E. coli O26 Clone Spreading Throughout Europe

    A highly virulent clone of Enter hemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 026 has emerged in Europe, according to new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. A 17-member team led by corresponding author Dr. Martina Bielaszewska at the Institute for Hygiene in Munster, Germany published the...

  • Flood Insurance Premiums are a Problem Everywhere

    Here in Florida, we tend to think that we have the exclusive right to complain about Flood Insurance and the rising premiums that go with it.  Unfortunately, flood insurance and ever increasing premiums are a problem not only in other states, but in other countries as well. For example, a recent...

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