Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2011 to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply and prevent food contamination. The main features of the FSMA include expanding... more +
The Food Safety Modernization Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2011 to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply and prevent food contamination. The main features of the FSMA include expanding the FDA's inspection of food processing facilities and imported food products, requiring all food processors, manufactures and handlers to register with HHS and maintain food safety records, and shifting the government's focus away from responding to food contamination and towards preventing food contamination.  less -
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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February #3

Treasury plans lending perimeter changes - Treasury has published the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 for approval by both Houses of Parliament. Treasury wants...more

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and Customs Compliance: Three Key Facts Companies Need To Know

On November 27, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...more

A Guide to AIM: The Junior Market of the London Stock Exchange

AIM is the junior market of the London Stock Exchange, and has become a leading market for companies all over the world to raise funds for growth and development. The number of companies trading on AIM as of December 2014 was...more

FDA dishes out major regulatory challenges for food industry in 2016

In 2015, the FDA unleashed a surge of new regulations on the food industry carrying key compliance deadlines in 2016. As the FDA continues to intensify its enforcement over its regulated industries, food companies should...more

FCA Issues Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The FCA has launched a consultation paper setting out a number of technical rule changes to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). The changes are being made as a result of HM Treasury’s announcement in October...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #1

TIA publishes guidance on paperless transfers - TIA has published industry guidance on paperless renunciation or transfer of units or shares in authorised investment funds. The guidance sets out measures that operators...more

InterConnect - Winter 2015/2016

Out Like A Lion? The waning weeks of calendar year 2015 witnessed a remarkable convergence of regulatory and legislative activity affecting the transportation industry. For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...more

Obama Administration Lays Out 2016 Regulatory Plans for Food and Agriculture

President Obama’s administration recently released its Regulatory Plan, which lays out department-specific regulatory priorities. Of interest to the food and agriculture industry are the agendas from the U.S. Department of...more

Agriculture, Food, and Health Issues to Watch for 2016

As the agriculture and food industries head into the new year, a number of important cases and regulatory issues that have the potential to dramatically affect the industry are front and center. Below, Armstrong Teasdale’s...more

Regulatory Enforcement in the UK - A Retrospective on 2015. Can the Fines Get Any Bigger?

When the UK Financial Services Authority became the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in April 2013, we were told that this would herald a tougher and more intrusive style of regulation. The FCA’s enforcement record in the...more

SMR disciplinary powers to come into force

Treasury has made The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 9) (Amendment) Order 2015. It amends the individual accountability regime in FSMA governing individuals in UK banks under the Senior...more

Treasury exempts peer to peer lending platforms from CIS definition

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2015 exempts electronic systems in relation to lending (that is, peer to peer lending platforms) and arrangements relating...more

FCA updates MoU with FOS

FCA has updated its memorandum of understanding (MoU) entered into with FOS. ...more

Marketing of Financial Products to Retail Investors: Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority Issues Guidance on New Rules

On 27 October 2015, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (“FSMA”) issued circular FSMA-2015-16 (the “Circular”) providing detailed guidance on the recently amended rules governing marketing materials used in...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

HM Treasury Publishes Draft Technical Legislative Amendments for UCITS V - HM Treasury published a consultation on 23 October 2015, including a draft statutory instrument, on technical changes to the Financial Services...more

Supreme Court grants permission for FCA appeal identification ruling

The Supreme Court has granted permission for FCA to appeal the Court of Appeal decision that FCA should have given Achilles Macris the right to make representations on certain matters set out in FCA’s final notice to JP...more

Treasury publishes draft instrument for EU MAR

Treasury has published the draft statutory instrument setting out proposed changes to UK legislation in order to implement the new market abuse regime under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR). Treasury notes that this draft...more

Food Safety, Labeling, and Nutrition Update - December 2015

The past few weeks have seen significant action within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on food safety, labeling, and nutrition issues. With the release of three final rules on Food Safety, approval of the first...more

The UK Contractual Recognition Of Bail-In Rules: Partial Delay To Implementation

On 25 November 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a ‘waiver by consent’ in relation to the contractual recognition of bail-in requirements. To the extent that it would be impracticable for firms to...more

Tribunal awards costs in Burns case

The Tribunal has awarded £100,000 in respect of legal costs to Angela Burns in respect of her dispute with FCA over her alleged misuse of her non-executive director position. The Tribunal awarded the amount because of FCA’s...more

Proposed Guidance for Firms Outsourcing to the "Cloud" and Other Third-Party IT Services: FCA Guidance Consultation 15/6 -...

The FCA Guidance Consultation 15/6 consults on proposed guidance to clarify various requirements imposed on firms, when outsourcing to the 'cloud.' The proposed guidance is the FCA's response to uncertainty on how the FCA...more

Blog: ILS Provisions Added To The Bank Of England & Financial Services Bill, As It Makes Its Way Through The House Of Lords

The UK government has proposed amendments to the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill (the Bill), which if enacted, would pave the way for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance business...more

Treasury gives FCA AIFMR disciplinary powers

Treasury has given FCA new disciplinary powers via the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Misconduct and Appropriate Regulator) Order 2015. The order amends section 66A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...more

Treasury corrects MCD Orders

Treasury has made the FSMA (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015. It amends the FSMA (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 to clarify the correct regulatory treatment under FSMA for a small number of first charge...more

Treasury increases SMR scope

The FSMA (Relevant Authorised Persons) Order 2015 came into force on 9 November. It provides that persons falling within either of two categories of non-UK institution are “relevant authorised persons” for the purposes of...more

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