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Aug 2011
August 15, 2011

Warner’s Predko Discusses Food Safety Modernization Act

Chris Predko, an attorney with the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, said recent updates to federal food safety laws won’t come as a surprise to most large-scale food processing companies he works with, but may be burdensome  to smaller companies.
Predko discussed the reforms, known as the Food Safety Modernization Act, in the Aug. 8, 2011 edition of MiBiz. The intent of the law, signed early this year, is to give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness.
The biggest change is that inspection requirements will now effect all food processors, not just those regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Predko said. FDA-regulated food processors, including those who handle fruits and vegetables, will now be subject to inspections and will be required to have Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points in place.
Predko told MiBiz he is encouraging his clients to let the FDA know if any of the provisions will have a negative effect on their business. Read Predko’s own explanation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in this article, which he wrote in January when President Obama signed the bill into law.
Predko is chair of the product liability litigation group and the consumer product safety group. A substantial portion of his product-related practice involves representing clients in regulatory matters before the FDA, USDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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