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Tag Archives: Safety

Course Set for Higher CPSC Civil Penalties

Posted in Consumer Product Safety
As the CPSC staff begins to negotiate settlements under new authority granted through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, companies can expect more aggressive positions from the CPSC. Recent consent agreements give insights for the road ahead and turns companies should avoid taking when navigating product safety issues. Manufacturers, importers and sellers of consumer products … Continue Reading

FDA Releases Guidance on Implementation of FSMA Fee Provisions

Posted in Food and Drug
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has released a question and answer guide to its implementation of the fee provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. The purpose of the fee provisions is to allow the FDA to recover reinspection, recall noncompliance, and importer program related costs from domestic and foreign facilities and … Continue Reading

New Food Safety Law Sets the Stage for Industry Participation in Numerous Rulemakings

Posted in Food and Drug
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011, requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake sweeping regulatory action to strengthen the safety of the nation’s food supply. Many of the items on FDA’s “to do” list require significant and swift action. Over the next two years, FDA must … Continue Reading