As previously reported by Keller and Heckman LLP,
President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on
January 4, 2011. While most of the provisions regarding stricter food safety
standards will not be effective until 2012, FSMA...
When incidents of adulterated or misbranded food arise that trigger a need to report to or notify a federal agency, food companies face a number of somewhat confusing, and not always congruent, requirements.
Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume
and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing
up for Authorisation - the true "Heart...
The State Council of the People's Republic of China
announced the revised Regulation on the Control over Safety of Dangerous
Chemicals  , hereafter referred to as "the
revised Regulation") on March 02, 2011. It will become effective...
I. THERE ARE MOTIVATIONS AND THEN THERE ARE
The Supreme Court of California recently addressed a
challenging issue associated with employee wrongful termination actions. The
Supreme Court considered the situation where an employee establishes...
Japan's New Chemical Reporting Requirements
Reports Due in June 2011
On April 1, 2011, a new reporting
requirement for chemicals came into effect in Japan. This new requirement
originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's chemical...
Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas Clean Air Act Flexible Permit Program
On August 13, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Fifth Circuit) issued its opinion upholding the Texas Flexible Permit Program. For now, the decision in Texas v. U...