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Reopening of Comment Period on Reportable Food Registry ANPR

“For over 25 years, my goal has been to provide timely, insightful and accurate legal advice to my meat, poultry and other food clients.  Food companies subject to intense regulatory scrutiny by USDA and FDA have a right to demand these qualities from their regulatory attorney.”

Brett Schwemer

Managing Principal/USDA Practice Head

As the head of the firm’s USDA practice group, Brett advises meat, poultry and egg product companies and trade associations before the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and in the case of dual jurisdiction plants before the Food and Drug Administration, on food inspection, safety and labeling law. In addition, Brett specializes in regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters before other USDA agencies, such as the Agricultural Marketing Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

FSIS and FDA Inspection & Food Safety

Enforcement Actions (NOIE), FSIS Notice of Alleged Violations (NOAV), FDA Warning Letters)

Preventive Control and other food safety programs

FSIS and FDA Labeling

AMS Compliance and Enforcement

APHIS Compliance

Due Diligence Reviews

Criminal Defense

Past Experience



Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, BS 1983

George Washington University JD with honors 1988

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

State and federal courts
in DC and Maryland

Leadership & Community

Elliot coaches youth baseball in the local community.

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