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FTC issues Final Rule codifying policy on unqualified “Made in USA” claims and authorizing penalties

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Final Rule, which codifies the Commission’s longstanding “all or virtually all” policy on unqualified U.S.-origin...


FSIS proposes unified 30-day timeline for filing appeals related to inspection activities

The proposed rule would require that Food Safety and Inspection Service inspection decisions, such as Noncompliance Records, be appealed within 30 days.


OMB releases Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently under development in each...


California issues proposed regulations under the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (Prop 12)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released long-awaited proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (the...


Senate passes online country of origin labeling requirements under the USICA

On 8 June 2021, the Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which contains a wide range of provisions aimed at improving the United States’ global economic ...


Top 10 list of food safety and compliance scenarios

In this article our food and beverage team outlines the top 10 reasons to call a food regulatory lawyer for food safety and compliance issues.


A seat at the enforcement table: ‘I wish I would have acted sooner’

Following 42-plus years of practice, including 25 at the Food and Drug Administration, senior counsel Joseph Levitt shares important lessons he learned from food...

Published Works

For Food Industry, Enforcement ERA is Coming State of the Nation 2021 – Public Recall, United States Edition (Sedgwick)

Brian Eyink contributed to Sedgwick's State of the Nation 2021. In his article, "For Food Industry, Enforcement ERA is Coming", Brian discusses that the global and presidential election...


COVID-19 update: President Biden issues Executive Order on COVID-19 worker safety

On 21 January President Biden issued an Executive Order calling for increased federal emphasis on worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 In his Executive Order on Protecting ...

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