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OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard placed on “hold” All in a Day's Work: The Employer's Legal Guide

On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh placed a “hold” on the implementation of a potential U.S. Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) COVID-19...


HHS postpones final SUNSET rule for one year pending judicial review

On 19 March 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) postponed for one year the effective date of the Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated...


OSHA issues National Emphasis Program and Enforcement Response Plan targeting certain industries

As employers are revising their return to work protocols in light of increased vaccination efforts and the prospect of increased on-site work, the federal government has been busy...


New EU regulation defines “Food Safety Culture”

The European Union (EU) recently adopted a regulation requiring food business operators to establish and provide evidence of an appropriate food safety culture and detailing the steps they...


A seat at the enforcement table: ‘I wish I would have acted sooner’

Following 42-plus years of practice, including 25 at the Food and Drug Administration, senior counsel Joseph Levitt shares important lessons he learned from food...


PFAS and phthalates added to Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation as regulated substances
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In the latest of a series of actions targeted at eliminating the presence of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food and beverage products, the Toxics in Packaging...


Reminder: Compliance date for new FDA requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed “gluten-free” foods

The 13 August 2021 compliance date for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule1 establishing recordkeeping requirements for foods bearing “gluten-free”...


HHS Publishes Final SUNSET Rule With New Exemptions and Timelines

On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department or HHS) published in the Federal Register Final Rule entitled “Securing Updated and Necessary...


HHS finalizes Good Guidance Practice Final Rule
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On 7 December 2020 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule for all agencies under the HHS’s purview (including the Food and Drug Administration ...

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