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Agriculture & Agribusiness

Massachusetts Delays Enforcement of Question 3 Pork Restrictions

On August 11th, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy and a coalition of restaurant trade associations and National Pork Producers Council entered a joint motion to …

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Proposed Rule: 2020 Annual Updates of List of Bioengineered Foods and Next Steps for Regulated Entities

On July 22, 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS or, the agency) published a proposed rule in the Federal …

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July Food and Agriculture Regulatory Recap

OFW’s Food & Agriculture team regularly monitors announcements and policy issuances from FDA, USDA, and other agencies to keep our clients apprised of regulatory developments …

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Summary of Senate’s Hearing “Decriminalizing Cannabis at the Federal Level: Necessary Steps to Address Past Harms”

On July 26, 2022, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Terrorism held a hearing on “Decriminalizing Cannabis at the Federal Level: Necessary …

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CAOA Filed in the Senate

On Thursday, July 21, 2022, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Cory Booker (D-NJ), and more officially filed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) (S.4591) to legalize …

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Food Manufacturing, Processing, and Marketing

USDA Publishes Annual Summary of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Investigated During FY2021

As of July 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS or the agency) has made publicly available the …

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Updates from Olsson Frank's Twitter:

Modernizing Food SOI has been on FDA's radar for the last 20 years, but there has been very little movement on the subject until this past year. On Wednesday, FDA announced that it is revoking the SOI for French Dressing.
https://ofwlaw.com/modernization-of-principles-for-food-standards-of-identity-soi-in-a-long-line-of-what-needs-to-be-done-french-dressing-soi-revoked/

SCOTUS convened a special hearing on Friday to hear oral arguments regarding the vaccine-or-test mandates.
https://ofwlaw.com/vaccine-or-test-mandates-us-supreme-court-oral-arguments-on-friday/

On December 18, 2021, regulations implementing the TMA went into effect. By amending the Lanham Act, individuals, businesses, and the USPTO now have new tools at their disposal.

https://ofwlaw.com/trademark-modernization-act-took-effect-december-18-2021/

The 6th Circuit is chosen from the lottery to hear the the consolidated lawsuits against OSHA ETS!
https://ofwlaw.com/6th-circuit-selected-in-lottery-to-hear-lawsuits-against-osha-ets-vaccine-and-testing-mandate/

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