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FDA Reports 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated With Insect Parts And Rodent Hairs...What's In Your Salad?
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by William A. Ruskin

New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris has reported that an FDA study found that about 12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things, based upon an analysis of spice... Read More

FDA Issues Fee Rates Under Food Safety and Modernization Act for Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recalls, and Importer Reinspection
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provides that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assess fees for certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, failure to comply with recall orders, and importer reinspections. On August 1,... Read More

FDA to decide by end of March 2012 whether to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies that have been conducted (using animal models) on BPA. It has also been noted that a low level of BPA is present in nearly all U.S. residents (although some research suggests the levels present are higher than... Read More

FDA Announces Ban on BPA in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final rule amending its food additive regulations to ban the use of polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy... Read More

FDA Rejects BPA Ban
Posted on 13 Apr 2012 by Alston Bird

By Elise N. Paeffgen , Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food packaging. FDA never responded to NRDC's petition... Read More

FDA Rejects Ban on BPA (Bisphenol A) from Food Packaging
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies involving various animals that have indicated the potential estrongenic effects from exposure to BPA. Prior posts have also noted that the primary vector of exposure is cash register receipts. In 2008, the... Read More

CDC Advisory Committee recommends lead poisoning be deemed to start at 5 mcg per dL
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted a number of studies over recent years that have demonstrated the adverse impact of lead at levels below that traditionally considered as indicating "lead poisoning", 10 mcg/dL. Lead poisoning continues to be a serious... Read More

FDA Announces Ban on BPA in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final rule amending its food additive regulations to ban the use of polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy... Read More

CDC Advisory Committee recommends lead poisoning be deemed to start at 5 mcg per dL
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted a number of studies over recent years that have demonstrated the adverse impact of lead at levels below that traditionally considered as indicating "lead poisoning", 10 mcg/dL. Lead poisoning continues to be a serious... Read More

FDA Rejects Ban on BPA (Bisphenol A) from Food Packaging
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies involving various animals that have indicated the potential estrongenic effects from exposure to BPA. Prior posts have also noted that the primary vector of exposure is cash register receipts. In 2008, the... Read More

FDA Issues Fee Rates Under Food Safety and Modernization Act for Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recalls, and Importer Reinspection
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provides that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assess fees for certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, failure to comply with recall orders, and importer reinspections. On August 1,... Read More

FDA to decide by end of March 2012 whether to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies that have been conducted (using animal models) on BPA. It has also been noted that a low level of BPA is present in nearly all U.S. residents (although some research suggests the levels present are higher than... Read More

FDA Rejects BPA Ban
Posted on 13 Apr 2012 by Alston Bird

By Elise N. Paeffgen , Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food packaging. FDA never responded to NRDC's... Read More