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I’m a FSVP Importer: How Do I Know When I Need To Comply?

That is one of the most common – and difficult – questions to answer when OFW Law teaches a Food Safety Modernization Act Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSMA FSVP) course.  Determining the compliance dates is typically more chal… 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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FDA Issues Initial Draft Guidance on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

FDA issued today a new draft guidance to help industry comply with certain requirements in the final rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive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  The new draft guidance was issue… Read More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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Comment Period Extended on "Natural"

In the Federal Register of November 12, 2015, FDA published a notice announcing the establishment of a docket to receive information and comments on the use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products, including foods that are ge… Read More
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Doom and Gloom Certified as Lead Instructors for FSCPA Preventive Controls for Human Food

Happy Holidays from OFW Law’s Dr. Barbara Masters, D.V.M., and Jolyda Swaim, A.K.A Dr. Doom and Ms. Gloom.  As 2016 approaches, it is time for many of you to start considering the need to comply with the mandatory training requirements for… 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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FDA Public Meeting/Webinar on FSMA Preventive Controls Final Rules (and Beyond)

FDA has scheduled a public meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., (Central), as a follow-up to its recent publication of final rules establishing preventive controls requirements for human and animal foods.  Th… Read More
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FDA Releases Two FSMA Final Rules: Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two major, final rules to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The final rules are: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for… Read More
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FDA To Hold Public Meeting on FSMA Supplemental Proposed Rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting to be held on November 13, 2014 to discuss its four supplemental proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On September 29, FDA published supplemental proposed… Read More
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