Jennifer Allen Guides Quality Assurance Readers Through New Produce Regulations
Produce-related outbreaks are increasing and the FDA's new regulations aim to help the food industry better prevent them. In her article, Jennifer details which farms are covered under the regulations, the effect they have on manufacturers, as well as the importance of contracts and record-keeping in the battle against food contamination.
"At a minimum, manufacturers should keep good records showing who grew, harvested, packed and held their produce, so that in the event of an outbreak of a foodborne illness, they can provide the FDA with essential information to help determine the source. Manufacturers should also ensure that their supply contracts contain provisions requiring suppliers to notify them whenever the suppliers have reason to suspect that produce may have become contaminated."
Jennifer represents banks, mortgage lenders, small businesses, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in a variety of business litigation matters. She also focuses on food regulatory matters pertaining to FDA and USDA regulations, food labeling, additive petitions, HACCP/HARPC planning and best practices in manufacturing.