In article published in Law 360 Jonathan Cohen discussed the two new rules that the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently proposed to implement parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”). FSMA focuses on requirements to prevent food-borne contaminations, rather than on punishment or deterrence. One of the key provisions of the law is to create new safety requirements that food companies must follow, and FSMA authorizes the FDA to increase the frequency of inspections of food-processing plants and similar facilities. Mr. Cohen’s article discusses why, in light of FSMA and the new proposed rules, food companies should revisit their risk mitigation and insurance strategies now to ensure that they have the protection that they need.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2013