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 me, I… Read More
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A Consumer Group Files Suit to Vacate FDA’s GRAS Notification Program

By Mark L. Itzkoff In a formal challenge to FDA’s GRAS Notification Program, a consumer group called the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging that FDA’s operation of the program under a proposed rule since 1997 and it… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period for FSMA Proposed Rules on Preventive Controls and Produce Safety

FDA has announced that it will extend for an additional 120 days the comment periods for two major proposed rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): preventive controls for human food (Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazar… Read More
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Court Orders FDA to Set a Timeline for Issuing Regulations Implementing FSMA

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order requiring FDA to propose new deadlines for issuance of regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Center for Food Safety v. Hamburg, 4:… Read More
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