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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Summer 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Summer 2016 newsletter. We hope you find it useful. To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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FSIS Poised to Take Action in Response to Increase of Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens and the Failure to Present Imported Products for Re-inspection

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently posted on its website a Summary of Recall Cases in Calendar Year 2014. Comparing this summary with the summaries from 2013 and 2012, a few things immediately stand out. On a positive side, meat a… Read More
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Steps to Prevent Allergen Recalls, Part Two – Another Practice Tip from Ms. Gloom

In Part One, we discussed using transparencies on the receiving dock as an easy way for personnel to quickly ascertain whether or not the incoming ingredient (at least its ingredient statement) was the same as your specification. See our earlier blog… Read More
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Steps to Prevent Allergen Recalls – A Practice Tip from Ms. Gloom

Anyone who is remotely involved in the food arena knows that the number one reason for a recall of meat and poultry regulated under USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) or all other types of food regulated under the Food and Drug Admini… Read More
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FSIS Takes “Notice” Regarding Preventing Allergen Recalls

This summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Notice (35-11) in response to an increase in recalls due to undeclared allergens in meat and poultry products. FSIS also hosted a webina… Read More
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