By Andrew J. Sherman, Chantelle C. Egan, Anne R. Dana, and Patrick D. Joyce

Seyfarth Synopsis: As restaurant and hospitality consumers rethink their dining experiences, increased concerns are coming from food service providers about how to ensure food safety, reassure patrons, and address issues arising when workers get sick. The good news is that the food
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By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Empty Hooks In A Meat Processing FactoryThe Occupational Safety & Health Administration recently issued its “Inspection Guidance for Poultry Slaughtering and Poultry Processing Establishments” (October 28, 2015).

OSHA explains in the Guidance that workers employed in the poultry industry may face many hazards, including high noise levels, dangerous equipment, musculoskeletal disorders,
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By Ilana R. Morady

iStock_000045960778_MediumOn November 13, 2015, the FDA finalized its rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals.

The rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2015. The pre-publication version of the rule is available here. The linchpin of the rule is the requirement
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By James L. Curtis, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA just published its Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act79 Fed. Reg. 8619 (February 13, 2014).

The interim final regulations relate to the whistleblower provisions found at section 402 of the FDA Food
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By Ilana R. Morady

On May 30, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule implementing a new prior notice requirement for food imported into the United States.

The new requirement, which is authorized by the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), requires importers of a food product to notify the FDA if any other country has refused


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By Ilana R. Morady

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released for public comment a proposed rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food. The proposed rule (78 Fed. Reg. 3646, January 16, 2013), is mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA was signed into law by President Obama in 2011 and allows the FDA


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By Ilana Morady

A class action lawsuit filed this month in the Central District of California claims that Frito-Lay has engaged in misleading advertising, unfair competition, and breach of express warranty by marketing Tostitos and SunChips as made with “all natural” ingredients. The heart of the lawsuit centers on the claim that the popular snack foods are not made of


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