Today, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released a guidance document for industry titled “What You Need to Know About Administrative Detention of Foods.” The guidance comes just a week after the FDA announced its first administrative detention under the expanded authority granted by Congress in the Food Safety Modernization Act. The FDA will issue an administrative detention order when it has reason to believe that an article of food is adulterated or misbranded, and the adulterated or misbranded food is found during an inspection, examination or investigation under the FD&C Act.

This blog post was written by Sarah Roller and Bridget Richardson.