Food Safety and Regulation

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02 Jul News

Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules

In the Legislative Update article posted July 2, 2013, to the Food Safety Magazine eDigest, attorney John T. Shapiro discusses the decisive action by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in setting deadlines by which Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations for comment and final rules must be published.
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Representative Matters

  • Represented a large distribution company in connection with its efforts to manage an FDA inspection and to prepare the necessary 483 response, corrective action plan, and a food reconditioning plan. Ultimately, a state agriculture department adopted our food reconditioning plan, a model for handling large scale food adulteration matters.

  • Represented a branded food company in implementing its contract manufacturing supply chain and in dealing with food recall matters and related claims. 

  • Represented a food manufacturer in connection with its efforts to classify and manage a food safety recall event from start to finish. This engagement required Freeborn to help the client develop, implement and manage its recall process and to liaison with the FDA to ensure step-by-step regulatory compliance.