AG/FDA Blog

A Farm Bill by the Boot Straps

After two years of not passing a Farm Bill out of the House, it should be obvious to everyone that Farm Bills, as we have known and passed them, are over.  This time around, a majority wanted to end direct payments; the Farm Bill did that.  Most Me… Read More
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Dealing With FDA Warning Letters

By Casper E. Uldriks The FDA issues Warning Letters to provide firms notice that unless they achieve voluntary correction of the violations noted in the letter, the agency is prepared to initiate an enforcement action without further notice.  Enfor… Read More
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Supreme Court Draws the Line on Genes and Patentability

The discovery and isolation of a naturally-occurring gene is not eligible for patent protection.  Such was the holding issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.  While th… Read More
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AMS Issues Final COOL Amendment

On May 23, 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule to amend the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations (which became effective March 16, 2009).  The final rule provi… Read More
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Categories: USDA

FSIS Notification Rule – One year later

A little over a year ago, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a final rule requiring inspected meat and poultry establishments to notify their FSIS District Office within 24 hours of learning or determining that misbranded or adulter… Read More
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Categories: USDA

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