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Recent OSHA Final Rule on Recordkeeping Flouts D.C. Circuit Decision

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last week a new final rule that purportedly “clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.&#… 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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Interstate Structure to Oversee and Regulate Medical Marijuana

There is a need for an interstate structure to provide coordination and regulatory oversight of medical marijuana (cannabis) use in the 23 states that have approved its use by either referendum or legislation.  Five jurisdictions — Colorado, W… Read More
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FDA Final Rule: CGMPs and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals

On September 17, 2015, the federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released a major final rule to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”): Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Contr… Read More
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New EPA Worker Protection Standard for Farmworkers

On September 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advance publication of its revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for farmworkers.  The revised WPS imposes new requirements for farm owners to protect workers against t… 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-sh… Read More
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Spotlight on Compliance of Wood Products

By Elliot Belilos In the wake of the recent 60 Minutes piece that highlighted alleged elevated formaldehyde in the Chinese-made wood flooring imported by Lumber Liquidators, all manufacturers and importers of consumer products containing compressed… Read More
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FDA Announces National Kick-Off Meeting on FSMA Implementation

FDA will hold a “National Kick-Off Meeting on Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)” on April 23-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The agency has sent out a save-the-date notice to subscribers to its FSMA webpage, but the notice… Read More
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Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Food Products as Consumer Products - Additional U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Considerations

A Webinar Presented by OFW Law and Davis, LLP November 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST During this webinar, attendees will learn about additional regulatory requirements placed on medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and food products as consumer products in th… Read More
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How to Legally Import and Market Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and Canada

A Webinar Presented by OFW Law and Davis, LLP October 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST During this webinar, the second of four which OFW Law and Davis LLP are teaming up to present, attendees will learn about the regulatory requirements necessary to succes… Read More
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