St. Louis Partner Brandon Neuschafer authored an article Sept. 4 for Food Safety News regarding new draft guidance and other proposals from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at making food imports safer for consumers. “The proposed import rules are consistent with FSMA’s [the Food Safety Modernization Act] heightened focus on prevention through identifying and correcting food safety risks throughout the supply chain,” Neuschafer wrote. “There are outstanding questions, though, regarding how the FSMA obligations will increase food costs on the consumer and how they will open up the chain of liability when something goes wrong. It is clear that these rules will impact agreements food companies have with their suppliers and customers, but the legal world is still trying to ascertain exactly what those impacts look like.” Click here to read his full article.

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