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Food Safety & Regulation

Safeguarding the world's food supply with regulatory compliance.

From farm to fork, Husch Blackwell's FDA compliance attorneys help businesses establish consistent and compliant practices to meet the labyrinthine challenges of food and safety regulation.

Our food regulatory compliance law team helps clients get out in front of local, state, federal and international laws and regulations that govern all facets of food production, product safety, packaging and distribution, including labeling, recalls, foodborne illnesses and allergens, organic certification and dietary supplements. Our law firm conducts internal audits of processes and procedures that identify areas of risk and opportunity. Our regulatory compliance law attorneys also develop tailored compliance strategies aimed at helping businesses of all sizes avoid and manage USDA and FDA and compliance investigations and enforcement proceedings. When federal or state agency actions do arise, our law firm will advise on efficient and effective responses.

Representative Experience

  • Advised meat-processing facility on FSMA records retention compliance.
  • Counseled cheese and dairy ingredients manufacturer on state GMO labeling law compliance.
  • Advised numerous clients on ingredients labeling and warning issues.
  • Successfully resolved a dispute with an ingredients supplier regarding nonconforming goods.
  • Conducted training on FSMA and risk management.
  • Advised clients on compliance status of food ingredients and additives and substances used in food packaging and processing equipment.
  • Defended food companies in false advertising and labeling class action litigation.
  • Advised clients on food safety reporting obligations and conducting product recalls.
  • Served as insurance coverage counsel for a food inspection company seeking defense and indemnity for personal injury and property damage claims arising out of a food recall.
  • Advised buyer on food safety due diligence in acquisition of producer of fresh and frozen produce.
  • Assisted manufacturer of prepackaged sauces with obtaining SQF certification.
  • Assisted producer of nonfood-grade corn oil with evaluating regulatory obligations for transition to production of food-grade product.
  • Assisted national candy manufacturer with revising forms to address supplier FSMA compliance.
  • Conducted a comprehensive survey of compliance with federal, state and local registrations, certifications and licenses for all of a food manufacturer’s facilities and retail establishments.
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