FSMA: Stay Compliant with DTL’s ‘PICTURE’!

Each year, according to the findings of a Center for Disease Control and Prevention study, 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 people die as the result of food-related diseases. Instead of reacting to this news on a yearly basis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to do something about it (although not fast enough, some would say) by enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”). This law, which went into effect on January 4, 2011, aims to protect public health and ensure food safety by placing a greater emphasis on prevention, compliance, and enforcement.

We’ve summarized the seven foundational rules of FSMA for you below. The compliance elements which food facility owner/operators, growers, suppliers, importers, consignees, carriers, and/or accreditation/certification bodies should, at a minimum, incorporate into their 2017 actions plans are highlighted in red (information regarding compliance deadlines for different size-based categories of business can be viewed here). Diaz Trade Law has extensive advising clients on FDA matters and welcomes the opportunity to help your company get FSMA compliant.    […]

Recent FDA Developments Handbook

I authored "Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law, 2012 Edition" which was just published by Thomas Reuters. It is part of a series called "Inside the Minds" written by attorney thought-leaders in food and drug law from the top law firms across the United States. It analyzes the latest food and drug laws, regulations and policies that affect food and drug companies. It also focuses on violations by persons and companies, and how to successfully defend any investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) without having to go to court.

By |2019-10-22T01:36:25-04:00January 22, 2012|Food, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)|Comments Off on Recent FDA Developments Handbook

As a Subscriber, You Are Invited to This Thursday’s Holiday Party

With the overwhelmingly positive response to my new Customs and International Trade Blog, I am inviting each of you to the Customs and International Trade Department's Holiday Party, this Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at my Coral Gables, Florida, office. Where: 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor (parking provided in the building) Plenty of food and drink provided, so just bring your holiday cheer. RSVP required to Jennifer Diaz at jdiaz@becker-poliakoff.com or 305-260-1053.

By |2021-04-09T13:59:01-04:00November 29, 2009|Best Practices, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on As a Subscriber, You Are Invited to This Thursday’s Holiday Party
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