Food Labeling Politics – What the Election Results May Mean for Your Company

The election is over and the current Administration will stay in the White House. Food labeling may not have been among the top issues on the minds of American voters.  But the election results will have an impact on food manufacturers, retailers, a… Read More
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Block Grants: Over Sold - Under Thought

By Marshall L. Matz and Roger R. Szemraj, as published in Agri-Pulse There has been a lot of discussion lately about converting various food assistance programs from their current status as entitlement programs into a block grant.   This is not… Read More
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Marcia Fudge, Member of House Ag Committee, to Chair Congressional Black Caucus

On November 14th, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) unanimously elected Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to serve as Chair during the 113th Congress.  Rep. Fudge is the first member of the House Agriculture Committee to serve as CBC chair. Th… Read More
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Can FDA Regulate Compounding? FDA Doesn’t Think So. . . But It Kind of Tried To

As the impact of the deadly meningitis outbreak grows, questions about FDA’s authority to regulate pharmacy compounding have arisen. New England Compounding Center Inc.’s (NECC) tainted, injectable steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, is now lin… Read More
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History Suggests Grand Bargain to Avert Fiscal Cliff

By Kenneth D. Ackerman, as published in Bloomberg News. The “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax increases and severe spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year, is a product of multiple deceptions. Both the expiration date on the Bush-era tax… Read More
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BPA: The Press Rounds Up the Usual Suspects and Gets it Wrong

By Mark L. Itzkoff Over the past few months, articles have been published claiming possible links between bisphenol A (BPA) and a variety of human health problems including obesity, thyroid changes, and male infertility.  Many of the recent stor… Read More
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California Prop 37 Fails to Pass

Among the casualties on election day this year was California Prop 37, defeated by a vote of 53% to 47%.  Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, was a ballot initiative that would have required special labeling… Read More
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2012 Elections Report; Updated Dec. 11

The 2012 election leaves Washington with little change.  Barack Obama retains the Presidency, while the Democrats actually improve their Senate majority, and the Republicans retain a somewhat smaller House majority.  This posting is intended to pro… Read More
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The Waiting Game

It’s been a weird week.  The “Frankenstorm” also known as Sandy blew through Washington, closing everything from the stalwart federal government to the Metro system.  OFW Law weathered the storm pretty well, though the view outside my window… Read More
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Eight Isn't Enough: American Farm Bureau Permitted to Intervene In WV Poultry Dust Suit against EPA

On October 9, 2012, a federal judge in Elkins, West Virginia, issued an order allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and the West Virginia Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau) to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a West Virginia poultry producer against th… Read More
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