The Food Safety Modernization Act has imposed new registration requirements on the food industry. These new requirements affect all food facilities – including those which had previously registered with the FDA – that export into or distribute food, including pet food and animal feed, in the United States. This new re-registration requirement was set, under FSMA, to begin on October 1, 2012; however, last week FDA announced that the registration portal will not be available on time and that FDA would, therefore, not be accepting registration renewals until a later date.
Varnum's Food Law practice includes more than a dozen attorneys experienced in the sophisticated areas of law that apply to food regulation. We help regulated businesses bring their products to market. In particular, we counsel USDA- and FDA-regulated businesses in the following areas:
Product labeling, advertising and other promotional materials.
The regulatory scheme affecting or governing such products, including mandatory and voluntary submissions (FDA-required petitions and notifications) and...