FDA Publishes 2017 Food Code

On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) released its most recent revision of the Food Code to reflect the current understanding of best practices in food safety. The Food Code is a mo… Read More
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FDA Report on Food Code Adoption

As manufacturers of food products, it is significant to understand the food safety regulations for retailers and the food service industry, such as restaurants and grocery stores, and institutions, such as nursing homes. On October 4, 2017, FDA relea… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Summer 2015

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Summer newsletter. We hope you find it useful. To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan at Read More
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Doom and Gloom: FSIS Provides Recommendations to Retailers on Listeria Control

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has authority under the Federal Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Acts to ensure that products are not adulterated at retail and at all steps in the distribution chain. Retail operations are generally… Read More
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Pontifications by Dr. Doom

As described by Dennis Johnson in his recent article from our Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, the current human illness rate for E. coli O157:H7 has not gone down as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and is, in fact, trending upwards. Thi… Read More
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2013 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards Are Published by FDA

FDA earlier this month published the 2013 Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards, as well as a listing of the jurisdictions enrolled in the program. The Retail Program Standards are intended to help reduce foodborne illnesses ass… Read More
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