Food Drug and Cosmetic Act

A listeria strain that took up residence at Louisiana’s Freshy Foods in 2013 and remains there to this day, along with multiple instances where its ready-to-eat sandwiches were poisoned with the same pathogen, spurred government action Friday.

Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Consumer Protection Branch and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…

A seafood facility and an acidified food processor are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The FDA warned both companies in June this year. The warning letters were just recently posted for public view. The FDA allows companies 15 working days to respond…

A bakery in Washington, a donut manufacturer in Iowa, and a fruit and vegetable warehouse in New York are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of U.S. food safety laws.

The FDA sent warning letters to the companies earlier this month and posted them for public view in recent days.…

A seafood facility, tortilla company, juice manufacturer and acidified food processor are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The FDA warned one company in May, and the other three in June of 2017. The warning letters were just recently posted for public…

An Oklahoma facility of Texas-based Mahard Egg Farm Inc. is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of federal regulations about Salmonella contamination prevention.

Mahard Farms Inc. eggsIn an April 26 warning letter that FDA just recently made public, the agency warned owner Earnest A. Mahard III that the company’s response after an October…

Editor’s note: This is 2017 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP.

In 2015, General Mills announced that it would produce gluten-free Cheerios and Honey…

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Is food medicine? The answer to this simple question is surprisingly complicated.

illustration something to chew on gumThe name of the Food and Drug Administration seems to distinguish…

The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, and prominent attorney Doug Fellman, a partner, at Hogan Lovells US LLP. logo United Fresh D.C. ConferenceThere have…