Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
Polsinelli Podcast - Food Safety Modernization Act
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Acting to finalize a tentative decision from 2013, FDA announced on June 15, 2015 that it was issuing a declaratory order that will require manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from processed foods over...more
Minimum Wage Hike for Airport Workers -
On Monday, the Metropolitan Airports Commission backed a $10 an hour minimum wage for about 2,800 employees of airline subcontractors.
Commission members voted 11-4 for...more
Sultani Decrees -
Sultani Decree 20/2015 -
Promulgating the GCC Common Law of Anti-dumping, Countervailing Measures & Safeguards.
Sultani Decree 21/2015 -
Granting Omani nationality to 288 named...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued five draft documents related to drug compounding and repackaging that will help entities comply with important public health provisions. The draft documents are applicable to...more
The purpose of this hearing was to examine the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws.
Members Present -
Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson, and Representatives Davis (IL),...more
In this issue:
- Congressional Outlook
- Senate Committees
- House Committees
- Excerpt from Congressional Outlook:
Deadlines, Expirations, and Important Dates in 2015 -
As the 114th...more
ABLE Accounts: A new law titled “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (ABLE) allows the establishment of tax-free accounts that can be used to save for disability-related expenses. ABLE accounts can be created by individuals...more
The spray drift and volatilization policies were discussed in an October 2014 webinar and discussed in our September 17, 2014, memorandum. EPA’s Revised Risk Assessment Methods for Workers, Children of Workers in Agricultural...more
Ag-Gag laws, or whistleblower laws specific to the factory farming industry, have been prevalent in recent news as new laws are both enacted and struck down in states across the nation. These laws illuminate the...more
School Nutrition Association responds to critical article, sets forth its views on healthy lunches. The School Nutrition Association, which represents school cafeterias across the nation, responded on October 7 to a New York...more
On September 19, 2014, FDA announced potential changes to four rules that the agency proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”). FSMA was signed into law in January 2011 in response to many...more
A federal appeals court recently ruled that the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") does not have to ban the practice of feeding antibiotics to healthy, food-producing animals. This ruling is controversial because of public...more
In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community.
Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522) -
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Poll indicates strong support by parents for school lunch standards. On...more
Food industry proposes front-of-package nutrition information. In the wake of the recently proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel labeling, the Grocery Manufacturer's Association proposed its own front-of-package...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed an update to the iconic Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. In light of new scientific evidence about human health and nutrition, dietary recommendations of...more
The first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts panel in more than 20 years focuses on serving sizes, calories, and a refreshed design.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) on February 27 announced the...more
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration released two long-awaited proposed regulations that would for the first time in 20 years make significant changes to the nutrition information found on...more
Regulations have just been published impacting the food and animal food industries. The United States is undergoing its most comprehensive effort to reform U.S. Food Safety and Security Laws in more than 70 years. The Food...more
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have received much attention in recent years, yet the concept of genetically engineering (GE) food is not new – U.S. farmers began growing GMOs in 1994 and now plant about 165 million...more
A prominent member of the agriculture community wants to see part of the so-called Obamacare health care reform package thrown out, saying it will cause undue hardship on small business owners, notably farmers....more
Ex-lawyer Tama Matsuoka Wong has a rather unusual job: she's the official forager for Daniel, the New York City restaurant of acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. The former in-house counsel for Merrill Lynch had been gathering...more
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