John Block: Tax Reform

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Tax reform is a hot topic here in the nation’s capital. That doesn’t mean that Congress will be able to pass the legislation. On paper, the planned tax overhaul will increase the national debt by $1.5 trilli… Read More
Read More

The Relatively Unknown FSMA Rule – Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule

FSMA – The D.C. acronym for the Food Safety Modernization Act. When I am working with clients or speaking with industry, everyone is familiar with FSMA. But they think of FSMA as the Preventive Controls or Produce Safety Rules. Some are also aware… Read More
Read More

John Block: Regulations and Licensing

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block We hear a lot of talk about the economy. It’s not growing as fast as it should. Two percent growth is just too slow. It has taken forever to recover from the 2008 recession. There are a lot of opinions about w… Read More
Read More

FSMA Final Food Safety Rule: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration

FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that is intended to help prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of… Read More
Read More

Take a Look at CPSC’s Regulatory Robot

Last week the CPSC’s Office of Small Business Ombudsman unveiled a new tool to help businesses marketing new consumer products navigate the complex CPSC regulatory landscape. This useful new tool is called the Regulatory Robot. The program asks sma… Read More
Read More


On January 4, 2013, the second anniversary of the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two important proposed rules to implement the new law. After such a long detour at the White… Read More
Read More

Follow Blog Via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.