Reflections on Product Safety Impacts of the Government Shutdown

With the government back to work, at least for 3 weeks, now is a good time to reflect on the impact of the shutdown, in the hope that history will not repeat itself in this instance.  We have all heard stories of the personal and financial toll the… Read More
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Categories: CPSC

"Low-Carb" Food Labeling

The keto (ketogenic) diet, paleo diet, and low-carb diets for diabetics are not well-served by FDA’s food labeling regulations presently.  A nutritional tenet of each of these diets is keeping carbohydrate consumption low.  A low-carb diet limits… Read More
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Categories: FDA

Play It Again SAM: Federal Judge Orders FNS to Remove Owner of Disqualified SNAP Retailer from SAM List

Owners of supermarkets and convenience stores are generally not aware that one of the perils of participating in the SNAP program may be placement on the General Services Administration’s System for Award Management list of excluded and disqualifie… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, USDA

Trade

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block For some time now on the question of trade, all we have focused on is our trade war with China.  I will talk about that today.  But I also want to remind everyone that trade differences with Europe should als… Read More
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OFW Law Adds Three Principal Attorneys to the Firm

The Principals of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz (OFW Law) are pleased to announce the promotion of Kristen O’Brien, Mason Weeda and John Dillard to Principal Attorneys at the firm.  Kristen, Mason and John have all produced excellent work, and h… Read More
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Categories: OFW Law News

Cabinet Luncheon

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. Christmas is behind us and the New Year is off to a wild start.  But today, I want to talk about the Cabinet Secretaries luncheon that we held on December 14, just before Christmas.  The luncheon was held at… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Government shutdowns - Who dreamed up this crazy idea?

In all the drama and commotion over the government shutdown, now in its third week, with 800,000 federal employees going without paychecks and services disappearing by the day, all prompted by President Trump’s insistence on funding his proposed Me… Read More
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Congressional Agenda

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. Last week, I attended the beautiful service at the National Cathedral for our 41st President George H.W. Bush.  On the radio, I talked about the George Bush that I knew.  This week, we will move on.  Here i… Read More
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Categories: USDA

President Bush

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block. The passing of President George H. W. Bush has brought the whole nation to focus on his life and the contributions that he made to our country.  President Reagan brought the Soviet Union down, but President B… Read More
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Categories: USDA

Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Britax Settlement Signals Common-Sense Thinking at CPSC

At this time of year, we celebrate blessings large and small. For product sellers, consumers, and others who are interested in both product safety and the administrative process, the new make-up of the CPSC is one of those blessings worth celebratin… Read More
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Categories: CPSC

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