Under the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act of 2021 (FASTER Act), sesame has now been added to the list of major food allergens for which labeling disclosures are mandatory. By January 1, 2023, food companies must declare the presence of sesame on food packaging labels. Currently, the Food Allergen Labeling and ConsumerContinue reading “Regulatory Update: Sesame Added As Major Food Allergen; FDA Issues Voluntary Guidance For Now”
The global outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 brought about unprecedented change, disruption and innovation within the food and beverage sector. In a recent Los Angeles Times virtual panel, Bill Acevedo comments on what businesses did to quickly adjust and succeed despite the year’s significant challenges, as well as the new landscape of the food and beverage industry.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created to provide direct relief to restaurants and other foodservice venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Small Business Association (SBA) has yet to release the RRF applications, we encourage restaurant owners to continue monitoring the SBA website for news and updates on the RRF grants and the application process.
Food Navigator-USA published an article on December 21, 2020 about the outlook of the food and beverage industry in 2021. They sought information from food and beverage attorneys, including Wendel Rosen Partner Bill Acevedo. In the article, Bill lists the issues the industry may continue to face as the impacts of COVID-19 transfer to the newContinue reading “Partner Bill Acevedo Highlights Potential Hurdles for the Food and Beverage Industry in 2021”
It’s been a trying year for all. This Thanksgiving, In keeping with this sentiment, the FDA is taking a moment to thank the essential workers who have worked tirelessly to continue to supply our food throughout the pandemic.
Manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual food sales were required to switch to the new label by January 1, 2020, while smaller manufacturers were given an extra year to comply. Yet, 2020 has been anything but a “normal” year.
On August 11, 2020, the FDA and OSHA issued jointly developed guidance to assist the food industry as it continues to operate during the challenging times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just a few weeks ago, the trend line showed that the infection, hospitalization and death rates were moving markedly downward. States across the country were eager to re-open businesses and ramp the economy back up. Now, we are in the midst of a retrenching of our positions, hunkering back down somewhere between a state ofContinue reading “COVID-19 Re-Opening Considerations, Part 4: Understanding The Risk Of Re-Opening”
In this blog, Bill Acevedo highlights three industries to analyze the State of California’s re-opening guidance to explore the gray areas that nonetheless remain for operating in the “new normal” economy.
Written by Anna Nagornaia, Associate, Wendel Rosen LLP’s Business Practice Group Regardless of what industry you are in, if you applied for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there are major developments that you need to know. On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed H.R. 7010 entitled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActContinue reading “New Law – Risks, Opportunities and Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program”