Regulatory Compliance

What the Government Shutdown Means for Food Safety

With the government shut down, many public health agencies are constrained in their ability to perform routine compliance and enforcement activities.  In the case of FDA and USDA, as long as the shutdown persists, some of the agency's routine food safety activities will be put on hold.

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What the Hemp is Going on in the Food Industry?

The new Farm Bill, which legalizes the production of hemp, may provide expanding opportunities for the food industry seeking to use hemp-derived ingredients in food products.  We provide an explanation of the new Farm Bill’s Hemp Provisions, and what it might mean for your company.

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Let There Be (Additional) Light

The holidays are my most favorite time of year. And, they are getting close. Already, local stores  have begun displaying and selling Christmas decorations in anticipation of the millions of families across the nation who will adorn their trees, homes and yards with bright and inviting lights. 

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Avoid Your Next FSA By Staying Off FSIS’ Radar

Although most readers of this post will conduct their business under the watchful eye of continuous federal inspection, there is something far more distracting and onerous than having to manage the daily criticism of FSIS onsite inspectors.

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New FDA Guidance for Listeria Control

I have written often on the topic of FDA’s continuing efforts to overhaul the safety of the U.S. food supply. Over the past decade, the agency has used a numerous tools, including new regulations, new inspection policy, and new initiatives to encourage broader food safety compliance.

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Solving Your Most Difficult USDA Regulatory Challenges

USDA and FSIS maintain a tight grasp over the meat and poultry industries. As a result, it’s critical when facing issues with FSIS, that you partner with a firm that can bring the highest level of expertise to help achieve and maintain compliance.

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How Fast Are You Required to Announce That Recall?

When it comes to selling food, speed is usually an advantage. Many companies pride themselves on their ability to deliver a quality product faster than their competitors, and many consumers when shopping for groceries will seek out foods they can quickly prepare in their homes. 

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