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Mounting pressure at both federal and state levels to expand PFAS oversight in food packaging

California and Vermont have recently joined a growing list of states that have passed legislation banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food...


USDA to invest US$4 billion to strengthen food systems and improve supply chains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the department) recently announced plans to invest more than US$4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains under President Biden’s...


FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future Operations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the agency) recently released a report entitled Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight (Report) recapping the inspectional activities...


Top 10 list of food safety and compliance scenarios

In this article our food and beverage team outlines the top 10 reasons to call a food regulatory lawyer for food safety and compliance issues.


FDA releases investigation report and plans additional steps to address safety of leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a report on its recent investigation into a Fall 2020 outbreak associated with leafy greens and announced its next steps to address...


OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard placed on “hold”

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...

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