Food Safety and Regulation

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04 Mar Insight

John Shapiro Writes About FSMA Whistleblower Rules and How Food Companies Can Prepare for Claims

Congress built into the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) a powerful deterrent for any food company that might consider skirting FSMA preventive processes or otherwise placing unsafe food into the supply chain. John Shapiro, a member of the Food Industry Team, writes about these whistleblower rules and how food companies can prepare for whistleblower claims, in "FSMA-Related Whistleblower Claims Are on the Rise."
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