AG/FDA Blog

USDA Ag Outlook Forum Tomorrow

Don’t miss our very own Ken Ackerman at the 2013 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum tomorrow, February 21, moderating the panel discussion on Managing Financial Risk in Agriculture.  Appearing with Ken will be: Juan Garcia, Administrator, Farm… Read More
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“Alcohol Facts” Becomes a Reality: FTC Requires Four Loko To Label Its Product

Nutrition Facts, Supplement Facts, Drug Facts…… Alcohol Facts?  For a number of years, alcoholic beverages have been the only category of consumable product that does not bear basic product information in a consumer-friendly form.  Conventional… Read More
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FY 2012 Clinical Investigation Objectionable Activities/Enforcement Trends

Forewarned is forearmed. For FDA-regulated clinical investigations, knowledge of the most common violations cited by the agency upon inspection is a useful tool for examining one’s own procedures and practices. It helps ensure they are not vulnerab… Read More
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Competitive Foods Rule

On February 8, 2013, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rule entitled “Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20… Read More
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Federal Budget Process Outline and Outlook

Congress did not complete three significant budget matters in 2012: an alternative to sequestration, full federal fiscal year appropriations legislation, and a budget resolution. Each of these items is interrelated, and expected to be taken up over t… Read More
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Chicken Farmer, American Farm Bureau Don’t Want to Let EPA Off the Hook

There have been new developments in the Alt v. EPA case (AgFDABlog first reported on this case in October). EPA bit off more than it could chew when it went after Lois Alt – a West Virginia chicken farmer who is not afraid of a fight. Now, faci… Read More
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