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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John Block: Labor Day and Tough Times

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block My agenda for this post will be Labor Day and Tough Times.  I want to begin by saying how much respect I have for the hard-working men and women that labor in the trenches day in and day out.  I’m not talk… Read More
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Aspartame Potentially Subject to Prop 65 Listing

The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) – California’s qualified experts on carcinogenicity for purposes of Proposition 65 (Prop 65)) – pursuant to a meeting scheduled for November 15, 2016, will be providing the state’s Office of Envir… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Periods on “Voluntary” Sodium Reduction Goals for Foods

FDA has published Federal Register notice of an extension of the comment periods for issues pertaining to its draft guidance, entitled “Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Proc… Read More
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OSHA and FSMA (No, Not FDA This Time)

You thought FDA was the only agency implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), well think again.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated a final rule that defines whistleblower protections for employees that… Read More
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John Block: Farm Problems

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block We are looking at record crops of corn, soybeans, and wheat this year.  Dairy farmers are suffering with the lowest prices since 2009.  We have too much milk – not just here in the U.S. but in Europe also.… Read More
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FDA Issues Initial Draft Guidance on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

FDA issued today a new draft guidance to help industry comply with certain requirements in the final rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food.  The new draft guidance was issue… Read More
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FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

FDA has published seven foundational rules to implement FSMA, and compliance dates are quickly approaching: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Earliest compliance date: Septemb… Read More
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Ken Ackerman’s Newest Book, TROTSKY IN NEW YORK, 1917, Set for Release in September 2016

This week, Counterpoint Press announced the release of the newest book by OFW Law’s own Ken Ackerman called TROTSKY IN NEW YORK, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution.   Far afield from agriculture and crop insurance — Ken’s usual spec… Read More
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