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A Roundup of Some of the Latest FDA News . . . . From DUNS Numbers to Cosmetics

It is no secret that since the Trump Administration took over in late January, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or agency) has been quieter than usual with regard to guidance documents and Federal Register Notices most...more

Food contact goods and the FSVP: Deciphering the FDA’s stance

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The last 18 months have seen a flurry of regulatory activity as the FDA has finalized and begun enforcing a number of new regulations based on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Among these regulatory schemes is the...more

What the FDA has in store for the food industry in 2017

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As Life Sciences Decoded looks forward in 2017, it is clear that FDA-regulated industries have a great deal of change confronting them. Last year, 2016, was a landmark year for the FDA and food regulations, as the agency...more

FDA Continues FSMA Implementation, Finalizes Guidance on Voluntary Qualified Importer Program to Expedite Food Imports

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released last week a final version of its guidance for industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which will provide a mechanism for eligible food importers to expedite...more

Some Foreign Activities Can Result in Liability for Patent Infringement Under US Patent Law

by PretiFlaherty on

It is generally known that one who manufactures, uses, sells or offers to sell a product in the US or that practices a process in the US that is covered by one or more claims of a US patent is liable for patent infringement...more

The Supreme Court to Tackle Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Patents

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., 14-1538, to resolve: “[w]hether a supplier can be held liable for providing ‘all or a substantial portion of the components of a patented...more

New FDA rule places increased food safety responsibility on importers, foreign suppliers

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Nov. 27, 2015, the FDA published its Final Rule outlining how the food industry, already in the midst of implementing Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls, or HARPC, will be responsible for ensuring that...more

FSMA Comes Down on the Farm: FDA Finalizes Produce Safety Standards

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Friday, November 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the prepublication version of its final rule regarding Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human...more

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act is an effort by the government to end all forms of labour exploitation. The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to prevent all forms of labour exploitation and increase transparency of labour...more

Insurance Chain Reaction from the Tianjin Port Explosion

by Zelle LLP on

The recent Tianjin port explosion, like the 2011 Japanese earthquake and Thai floods, will lead to massive supply chain disruption. The impacted area included a high concentration of multinational and technology companies....more

Antitrust Division Announces First Guilty Plea in Capacitor Cartel Investigation

by Michael Volkov on

The Department of Justice’s far-reaching criminal investigation into the alleged electronic capacitor cartel has borne fruit – NEC Tokin Corporation agreed to plead guilty and pay a $13.8 million criminal fine for conspiring...more

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The FDA announced last week the release of a draft guidance that outlines FDA’s plan to implement the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The draft guidance...more

GST may be extended to intangible supplies

by DLA Piper on

The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, commented at a Press Conference and Q&A session following the Council of Federal Financial Relations Meeting in Canberra on 9 April 2015 that the States & Territories have agreed in...more

Executive Order Requires Government Contractors to Monitor Human Trafficking by Vendors and Subcontractors

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Existing human trafficking-related prohibitions for federal contractors and subcontractors were strengthened recently by the Obama Administration. While there has been an Executive Order outlawing certain "human trafficking...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - April 2014 (#2)

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Downturn in Chinese Economy May Be Triggering An Export Surge - EPA Issues Guidance On American Iron And Steel Requirement For $2.4 Billion In FY 2014 Clean Water And Drinking Water State...more

A Preview Of Expected 2014 FDA And Legislative Actions Relating To The Food Industry

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Food Safety Modernization Act ..Produce Safety ..Human Food Risk Analysis ..Foreign Supplier Verification ..Accreditation of Food Safety Auditors ..Animal Food Risk...more

Federal Circuit Review - Volume 3 | Issue 9 September 2013

In This Issue: • Smartphone War Update: Some of Apple’s Patents Survive Invalidity Challenge • Sale by Foreign Supplier Invalidated Patent • District Court Abused Discretion in Refusing to Keep Confidential...more

New FDA Food Safety Rules Will Affect Foreign Food Suppliers, Foreign Food Producers, U.S. Food Importers

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two proposed rules, one governing foreign supplier verification and the other governing third-party audits and certification. Comments are due by November 26, 2013....more

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