FSMA Webinar

January 24, 2013 – 12pm ET Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls for Human Food OFW Law and The Food Institute, the best “single source” for information about the food industry, will present a 90-minute webinar on Thursday, Janu… Read More
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EPA and Environmental Groups Float Into Stormy Waters

By Stewart D. Fried and John G. Dillard In a pair of environmental cases involving stormwater, the Supreme Court and a federal district court have flushed away certain beliefs held by EPA and environmental groups regarding the regulation of pollutant… Read More
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Former USDA Official Janie Hipp Joins OFW Law as Of Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Janie Hipp, Esq., formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), will be joining OFW Law as Of Counsel. Hipp is a nationally recognized expert on Indian Law, with a focus on agriculture and energy polic… Read More
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RMA Should Change the Rules on Its Ineligible List

By Kenneth D. Ackerman The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Appeals Division (NAD) is a great forum for farmers who have disputes with USDA agencies, and want to address them quickly and inexpensively. I often advise farmers tha… Read More
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Is Standardized Device Labeling On The Way?

Changes could be coming for medical device labeling regulations. On January 7, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced in the Federal Register a public workshop and solicitation of comments concerning “Accessible Standardized M… Read More
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On January 4, 2013, the second anniversary of the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two important proposed rules to implement the new law. After such a long detour at the White… Read More
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More Budget Cliffs – Get Ready for Weeks of Bungee Jumping

The fiscal cliff is behind us, or over us, depending on your point of view. But with deadlines looming for extension of the debt limit, for avoiding the across-the-board cuts required by sequestration, and the need to extend the Continuing Resolution… Read More
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Are These Substances “Natural?” Class Action Lawsuits Target Specific Ingredients

Consumer class action cases challenging “All Natural” or “100% Natural” claims on food labels are popping up about as fast as dandelions in springtime. Such cases are typically brought under state consumer protection laws prohibiting, inter a… Read More
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2012 in the Rear View Mirror

Now that that the Christmas stockings, Hanukkah menorahs and Kwanzaa harvest symbols have been put away until year end, and resolutions for 2013 have been written (and hopefully not broken yet!), it’s time for a little reflection. What follows is m… Read More
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Talking Agriculture to Democrats

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Look at a map of the 2012 election results by county and you quickly see the urban-rural divide in America. The vast swath of the heartland, much of the West and most of the South are red, while the urb… Read More
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