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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Winter 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Winter 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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It's Not What You Call It - It's How You Manage It

By OFW Law and HACCP Consulting Group Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the decision that registered facilities would be required to implement food safety plans based on preventive controls ra… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Fall 2015

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Fall 2015 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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Pets Are Us: Safety First

By Marshall Matz and Jolyda O. Swaim, as published in Agri-Pulse We love our pets! There are approximately 80 million dogs in the United States and a similar number of cats. More than half of all American households share their home with at least one… Read More
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Dr. Doom: Do You Take Time to Review Records?

Yes, it is recognized that as part of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) verification, a responsible plant person is “reviewing records generated” as part of the HACCP program. In addition, the plant has someone that conducts pre-ship… Read More
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Doom and Gloom Challenges for Success Under FSMA

Are you set up to succeed under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) preventive controls final rules for human and animal food that have been sent to the Federal Register? Have you taken preliminary steps in your operation in advance of these r… Read More
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Celebrating 35 Years of Success: USDA Practice Team

Recently, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz, P.C., otherwise known as “OFW Law,” celebrated 35 years of business with colleagues, family, friends and clients. We were extremely proud to share this milestone with those who have helped make OFW Law on… Read More
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Data Driven Decision Making by Dr. Doom

When asked to visit an establishment to assess compliance, my first step is always to ask for data. Establishment food safety data, laboratory results, regulatory data, audits…. What story is being told? Is there a trend in the making? Upward trend… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Spring 2014

On behalf of OFW Law’s Agriculture practice group, here is a copy of our new newsletter. We hope you find it useful. To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan at cmorgan@ofwlaw.com. Read More
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Fishy Fishy – MOU between FSIS and FDA to Improve Interagency Cooperation

There have been on-going questions regarding the regulatory oversight of catfish inspection. To address this concern, the 2014 Farm Bill required the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a Mem… Read More
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