Over the past 10 years, the food production industry has been bombarded by a vast number of new laws and regulations. At the same time, the number of lawsuits filed against food companies, including criminal prosecutions, has substantially increased.
With our extensive regulatory and litigation experience, Husch Blackwell attorneys deliver value to clients all along the food production chain, from farm to fork. We regularly counsel the world’s leading food and agribusiness companies on state, federal and international food safety laws and regulations; product labeling, including GMO labeling laws; processing and distribution; packaging language and design; advertising claims; emerging food technologies; third-party certification standards; hazard analysis; and risk-based preventive controls.
We also advise clients on the unique regulatory compliance issues created by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Our experienced and results-oriented trial team handles all types of litigation related to food safety, as well as labeling and false advertising claims. We work hand in hand with our food industry clients to help manage and minimize business risk.
We can advise and assist your team with the following: