Food Law Blog

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    CRISPR and Our Food Supply: What’s Next in Feeding the World?

    Published on October 13, 2020

    CRISPR technology produces new plant varieties that are indistinguishable from those developed through traditional breeding methods. Scott Haskell discusses how to create a regulatory environment that is more supportive of CRISPR development.

  • Jamaican Ginger Paralysis

    Published on September 28, 2020

    A case study on why premarket proof of safety for ingredients is important, and how lack of effective regulation harms honest businesses.

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    FSMA is to Pet Food as…

    Published on July 17, 2020

    FSMA has helped the pet food industry decrease product health issues and reduce the need for product recalls. The pet food industry must continue to invest in the infrastructure necessary to improve the standards of pet food safety.

  • Cheese slices on conveyor belt with gloved hands of worker in view.

    Meeting Pandemic Challenges with FSMA

    Published on June 19, 2020

    Which FSMA mandated food safety requirements are being followed to remain in compliance during the current COVID-19 demands? Which are not?

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    Pandemic Food Safety: Trying Times

    Published on May 27, 2020

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government has been rolling back food safety regulations, diminishing processing safety requirements, and canceling or decreasing food and processing plant inspections.

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    Post Pandemic Global Food Law

    Published on April 22, 2020

    Post Pandemic Global Food Law: Neal Fortin, Director of MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, says knowledge of global food law will be more important than before. Firms will have to nimbly avoid disruptions in the supply chain.

  • The Rocky Mountain High CheeseBurger Delight from Carl's Jr. includes a CBD-infused sauce. (Carl's Jr.)

    Does “Grass” make your Beef Better?

    Published on April 18, 2019

    Kris DeAngelo, of MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, takes a wry look at the new cannabis-infused burger by Carl's Jr.