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FDA sanitary transport rule impacts railroads, other shippers

Diane Romza-Kutz April 4, 2017
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The Food and Drug Administration’s new Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule takes effect on April 6, 2017, imposing new rigorous food safety regulations on food shippers – including railroads. READ MORE

Food industry sees one of first whistleblower suits under FSMA

Diane Romza-Kutz February 10, 2017
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The food industry saw one of its first whistleblower suits in February invoking new FSMA protections for food industry employees. The action shows how food companies could be in for a bumpy and litigious road ahead. READ MORE

Is the FSMA a plaintiff’s lawyer’s dream and the food industry’s nightmare?

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The FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act may usher in more than just food safety as compliance deadlines begin to roll out. New mandates focusing on preventive controls, records keeping, food safety plans, menu labeling and much more may also become a boon to consumer lawsuits. READ MORE

The updated face of food labels: The nutrition facts panel

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The original goal of both the NLEA and the underlying rules was to standardize food labels. That goal has been expanded under these two new FSMA rules to not only keep labels standardized but also to provide additional nutrition information to the food buying consumer. READ MORE

Long-awaited overhaul of FDA food safety rules arrives – Part I: Introducing HARPC, changes to cGMP

Diane Romza-Kutz Fredric Roth V September 22, 2015
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Since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, the FDA has promulgated proposed rules that overhaul the old Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) rule and create new Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) for certain food. READ MORE

Animal supplements still in limbo, facing increased FDA scrutiny

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The thousands of food, agriculture and life sciences companies regulated by the federal government already face a barrage of complicated regulations. Add in significant regulatory uncertainty and a major reorganization of the governing agency and you see the current predicament of the animal supplement industry. READ MORE