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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Pity the Poor APA: How President Trump has Crippled Federal Rulemaking in Ten Short Days

Views expressed in this post are intended as solely those of the author. Nothing is more boring than the Federal notice-and-comment rulemaking process under the Federal Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  It is dry, obscure, and complex.  Trust… Read More
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Priebus' January 20 Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

A memorandum from the President’s Chief of Staff, dated Friday, January 20, but released this afternoon via the Federal Register, directs all departmental and agency heads to forestall regulatory actions.  Previous administrations, including t… 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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Recent OSHA Final Rule on Recordkeeping Flouts D.C. Circuit Decision

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last week a new final rule that purportedly “clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.&#… Read More
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E-Warranty Act Changes Landscape for Consumer Product Warranties

Consumer Product manufacturers that offer warranties should take note of new options available to them under the E-Warranty Act of 2015 (S. 1359, 114th Cong. § 3 (2015)), signed into law by President Obama on September 24, 2015.  The new law amends… Read More
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Regulatory Reform Bills Could Improve Agency Rulemaking

By former CPSC Commissioner Nancy Nord, as published on The Hill’s Congress Blog The legislative agenda of the 114th Congress shows a growing concern that regulatory activities of both independent and executive branch agencies have pushed the e… Read More
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FDA Dockets Transparency To Be Enhanced

FDA has published a Federal Register Notice announcing a significant change in how it prospectively will handle public comments submitted on rulemakings and other docketed matters by individuals in their individual capacity. Since the adoption of the… 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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I Filed My Comment on FDA’s Proposed FSMA Regulations – Now What Do I Do?

The comment periods for many of FDA’s proposed regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have closed or are soon slated to end.  Hundreds of companies and trade associations have filed comments with the agency; some believe… Read More
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