Court Ruffles EPA’s Feathers: Poultry Producer Suit Permitted to Proceed Despite Withdrawal of Administrative Compliance Order

A District Court judge in West Virginia is forcing EPA to defend a challenge to a now-withdrawn Administrative Compliance Order (“ACO”) related to “dust and feather” discharges from a broiler facility.  In one of the first post-Sackett chall… Read More
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BPA Removed from Prop 65 List After Brief Appearance

By Mark L. Itzkoff On April 11, 2013, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it was adding bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under California… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period for FSMA Proposed Rules on Preventive Controls and Produce Safety

FDA has announced that it will extend for an additional 120 days the comment periods for two major proposed rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): preventive controls for human food (Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazar… Read More
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Court Orders FDA to Set a Timeline for Issuing Regulations Implementing FSMA

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order requiring FDA to propose new deadlines for issuance of regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Center for Food Safety v. Hamburg,… Read More
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DMAA Dietary Ingredient Withdrawn from Market

FDA’s publication last week, on April 11th, of a warning to consumers about dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) (a/k/a 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract) followed up on Warning Letters issued on Apr… Read More
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New Obama Budget Includes Cuts for Federal Crop Insurance

Few Washington government programs escape un-cut in the new 2014 budget unveiled today by President Obama’s administration, and Federal crop insurance is no exception. 2012 saw Federal crop insurance emerge as the premier Federal backstop for Ameri… Read More
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Animal Activist Groups Saddled With Attorney’s Fees for “Groundless” Lawsuit

In an important ruling that will almost certainly be appealed, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently held that several animal rights activists groups are jointly and severally liable for the attorney’s fees Feld Entertainmen… Read More
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2012 Federal Crop Insurance Saved 20,900 Local Jobs in Four States

If anyone doubted the huge role that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Federal crop insurance program is playing this year in protecting rural America from economic disaster following last summer’s historic drought, a new study… Read More
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