AG/FDA Blog

Egg Carton Labeling Petitions Fail to Hatch

Egg cartons in the United States are not required by federal regulations to bear labels which identify the living conditions of the hens.  Two animal rights non-profit organizations and six individuals sought to change that by filing petitions with… Read More
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2016 – Gone But Not Forgotten

Happy 2017, everyone!  2016 has come and gone.  Looking at 2016 in my rear-view mirror, here are a few matters that caught my personal attention. As food and drug lawyers and corporate execs in regulated companies know (or definitely should know!),… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Summer 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Summer 2016 newsletter.  We hope you find it useful.  To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Winter 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Winter 2016 newsletter.  We hope you find it useful.  To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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It's Not What You Call It - It's How You Manage It

By OFW Law and HACCP Consulting Group Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the decision that registered facilities would be required to implement food safety plans based on preventive controls… Read More
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Doom and Gloom Suggest “Keeping Watch on Listeria”

Dr. Doom and Ms. Gloom have been addressing the fact that both FSIS and FDA are paying more attention to Listeria control in ready-to-eat facilities.  In previous blogs, they have discussed facility maintenance and repair as well as employee practic… Read More
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Flo and H’Jean (aka Doom and Gloom)

Last year, Dr. Doom and Ms. Gloom offered tips for facility maintenance and repair to assist facilities in being prepared for the selection of targeted sampling by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and/or Food and Drug Administra… Read More
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Doom and Gloom: “Check the Room”

All ready-to-eat processors, whether regulated by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will have the environment, food contact surfaces, and products sampled for Listeria monocytogenes.  While many… Read More
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Whole Genome Sequencing Update

Previous blogs have addressed Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), what it is and its regulatory and public health uses.  With use of WGS expanding at an amazing rate, an update is both appropriate and necessary.  We recommend that everyone in the food i… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Fall 2015

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Fall 2015 newsletter.  We hope you find it useful.  To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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