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FDA Finalizes Nutrition Facts Compliance Date Extension by 1.5 Years

On May 4, 2018, the FDA issued its final rule extending the compliance date for the updated nutrition information on the labels of most conventional foods and dietary supplements. The final rule is consistent with FDA’s October 2, 2017 proposed rul… Read More
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Priebus' January 20 Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

A memorandum from the President’s Chief of Staff, dated Friday, January 20, but released this afternoon via the Federal Register, directs all departmental and agency heads to forestall regulatory actions.  Previous administrations, including t… Read More
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FNS Issues Final Rule Enhancing SNAP Retailer Standards

FNS Issues Final Rule Enhancing SNAP Retailer Standards On December 8, 2016, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued its Final Rule entitled “Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Problem (SNAP).” The Fina… Read More
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OSHA and FSMA (No, Not FDA This Time)

You thought FDA was the only agency implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), well think again.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated a final rule that defines whistleblower protections for employees that… Read More
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FDA Finalizes GRAS Rule

FDA has published a final rule (81 Fed. Reg. 54,959 (Aug. 17, 2016)), based on its 1997 proposed rule (62 Fed. Reg. 18,937 (Apr. 17, 1997); see also 75 Fed. Reg. 81,536 (Dec. 28, 2010) (reopening comment period)), which: Clarifies the criteria for w… Read More
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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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Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the New DOL Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) released the final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. Starting on Dec. 1, 2016, the initial… Read More
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FDA FSMA Final Rule – Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published in the Federal Register a final rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, 81 Fed. Reg. 34,165 (May 27, 2016), 21 C.F.R. Part 121 (Final Rule).  The proposed r… Read More
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Are Your Employees Still Exempt From Overtime Under the New Department of Labor Regulation?

The Department of Labor this week announced a final regulation that changes the tests for determining whether executive, administrative, and professional employees are exempt from federal overtime requirements.  Now is the time to evaluate whether y… Read More
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Another FSMA Final Rule: Sanitary Transportation of Food

FDA has issued a final rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food.  The rule creates new requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers of food transported by rail or motor vehicle in the United States.  A fact sheet and… Read More
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