D.C. Circuit Orders OSHA to Follow Notice and Comment Requirements When Imposing New Standards on Agricultural Retailers

A fundamental principle of administrative law is that federal agencies must provide the public with reasonable notice and the opportunity to comment on proposed administrative issuances that impose substantive obligations that did not previously exis… Read More
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John Block: This and That

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block I will cover a list of issues today. I am encouraged to note that Secretary Vilsack made a wise suggestion to the House and Senate Ag Committees. He said they should change the “Farm Bill’s” name. He is r… Read More
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Borlaug’s Dream is Within Reach in Africa

By Marshall Matz, as published in The Des Moines Register Norman Borlaug, the father of the World Food Prize and the winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize, had a dream. His dream was to extend the Green Revolution to Africa. His work introducing hi… Read More
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OFW Founder Rick Frank Named Best Lawyers® Washington DC Health Care Lawyer of the Year

Five OFW Law Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America for FDA Law One of OFW Law’s Founding Principals, Richard L. Frank, was recognized as the Health Care Lawyer of the Year in the 2017 Washington, D.C., edition of The Best Lawyers in Amer… Read More
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John Block: Ag Industry United

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block In these times of low farm prices, it is encouraging to see farm associations and leaders stepping up to protect our farmers and ranchers. The CEOs of CropLife America, the National Corn Growers Association, an… Read More
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CDRH Proposes Submission Requirements of Labeling for Certain Home-Use Devices

Today, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health published a proposed rule that would require manufacturers to electronically submit the device label and package insert for Class II and Class III devices labeled for “home-use.” The propo… Read More
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FDA Revises Food Product Categories for Food Facility Registrations

FDA has issued a revised guidance that explains the necessity of having food product categories in food facility registrations submitted to FDA under section 415 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 350d), and that updates the food product categories to be… Read More
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“Healthy” Regulatory Definition To Be Revised?

FDA has defined the term, “healthy” (and related terms, including “health,” “healthful,” “healthfully,” “healthfulness,” “healthier,” “healthiest,” “healthily,” and “healthiness”), when used as an implied nutrient… Read More
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The Bridger-Teton National Forest

By Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse For almost thirty years, August has meant returning to Jackson, Wyoming, the Grand Teton National Park, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Yellowstone ecosystem. It is fishing, hiking, photography… Read More
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Dr. Betsy Booren Joins OFW Law as Senior Policy Advisor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Betsy L. Booren, who specializes in food safety policy development and analysis, has joined OFW Law as Senior Policy Advisor.  Most recently, Dr. Booren served as Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the North… Read More
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