AG/FDA Blog

How Much Rain Has Fallen In Texas?

In the month of May, Texas received over 35 trillion gallons of rain. See the graphic, below, to put that into perspective. Many prayers were answered as we went from extreme drought to an overabundance of rainfall. Truly a blessing! It is much more… Read More
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CPSC Enforcement Action Against Michaels Highlights Importance of Proper Reporting

By Elliot Belilos The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently filed an action in federal court against Michaels Stores, Inc., seeking civil penalties for allegedly untimely reporting injuries from a vase sold in the stores and, notabl… Read More
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Don’t Rush the Holiday Preparations – Make Certain the Meat is Properly Cooked

Getting ready for holiday “get togethers”, one often finds themselves in a rush or behind on preparing the food for the party. Don’t let tardiness be the reason the party attendees end up with a case of foodborne illness. Don’t rush cooking o… Read More
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Stuffing Safety

It is that time of year again. I don’t cook –and I continue to provide food safety advice for those of you that do. Ah, it must be Thanksgiving. Last year I provided some tips on thawing and cooking your Thanksgiving turkey. I encourage you to re… Read More
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Big Data and Your Privacy

Note: John authors a regular column in Farm Journal magazine, the most widely-circulated farm publication in the United States. Agriculture is officially entering the era of big data. Prescriptive planting relies on historical weather trends and sate… Read More
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John Block Reports: FDA’s New Nutrition Label—Proposal to Demonize Sugar

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. Several weeks [ago], the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first major proposal in 20 years to amend the Nutrition Facts p… Read More
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John Block Reports: FDA 2014 - Busy Busy Busy

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. While often the subject of criticism for delay or inaction on important regulatory matters, FDA has been busy, busy, busy as we start… Read More
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John Block: Bounty of Food

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving this year. The celebration of Thanksgiving dates back to our ancestors who settled this country. They didn’t have any of the comforts that we take for granted today. They were just thankful to have a roof ov… Read More
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A Safe Thanksgiving

I am always amazed each Thanksgiving that my friends have questions on “cooking turkey.” I am even more amazed that they ask me questions, because I have a solid reputation for not being able to cook anything! That said, perhaps they ask beca… Read More
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John Block Reports: How Lucky We Are

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on John Block Reports. August in Washington, D.C. – 100 degrees, 100 percent humidity…and I’m still grateful to be here. Have you seen the headlines la… Read More
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