Update: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created to provide direct relief to restaurants and other foodservice venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Small Business Association (SBA) has yet to release the RRF applications, we encourage restaurant owners to continue monitoring the SBA website for news and updates on the RRF grants and the application process.

Sargento Cheese Faces Litigation for Its ‘No Antibiotic’ Claim – Bill Acevedo Provides Legal Insight on the Lawsuit

In an article by Food Navigator USA, Partner Bill Acevedo comments on the recent legal challenges leveled against Sargento Foods and the “no antibiotic” claim used on many of its’ product packaging. The December 2020 and January 2021 lawsuits state that the phrasing on Sargento Foods’ packaging is false and misleading, pointing to independent lab testsContinue reading “Sargento Cheese Faces Litigation for Its ‘No Antibiotic’ Claim – Bill Acevedo Provides Legal Insight on the Lawsuit”

Returning to the Workplace: COVID-19 and New Laws for 2021

Join Tammy Brown and David Goldman for a discussion of the challenges of managing employees in the age of COVID-19. The presentation will include a review of the laws and regulations that pertain to COVID-19, working remotely, handling employees returning to the workplace, sick leave and employee vaccinations. In addition, the most relevant new employment laws enactedContinue reading “Returning to the Workplace: COVID-19 and New Laws for 2021”

Partner Bill Acevedo Highlights Potential Hurdles for the Food and Beverage Industry in 2021

Food Navigator-USA published an article on December 21, 2020 about the outlook of the food and beverage industry in 2021. They sought information from food and beverage attorneys, including Wendel Rosen Partner Bill Acevedo. In the article, Bill lists the issues the industry may continue to face as the impacts of COVID-19 transfer to the newContinue reading “Partner Bill Acevedo Highlights Potential Hurdles for the Food and Beverage Industry in 2021”

New Law – Risks, Opportunities and Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Written by Anna Nagornaia, Associate, Wendel Rosen LLP’s Business Practice Group Regardless of what industry you are in, if you applied for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there are major developments that you need to know.  On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed H.R. 7010 entitled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActContinue reading “New Law – Risks, Opportunities and Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program”

“Happy Cows” and Sad Customers? Bill Acevedo Comments on Ben & Jerry’s Milk Sourcing Lawsuit

In a recent interview with Food Navigator USA, Partner Bill Acevedo discusses the recent lawsuit against Unilever that alleges the company misleads customers by representing Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products as being made with milk from “happy cows” in a Caring Dairy Program. The lawsuit states that only a small percentage of the milkContinue reading ““Happy Cows” and Sad Customers? Bill Acevedo Comments on Ben & Jerry’s Milk Sourcing Lawsuit”

Tillamook Presents Deceptive Image of Milk Sourcing Strategy, Alleges Lawsuit; Tillamook ‘Adamantly Disagrees’

Wendel Rosen attorney Bill Acevedo is quoted in the article “Tillamook presents deceptive image of milk sourcing strategy, alleges lawsuit; Tillamook ‘adamantly disagrees’,” which published on August 20, 2019 in Food Navigator. To read more, please click here.