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”
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”
CNN has a helpful collection of information outlining where all 50 states stand on re-opening. There is not enough space in this blog post to go through that data, especially as each state has a slightly different approach for re-opening. Regardless of your particular state, though, one of the fundamental components of any re-opening planContinue reading “Re-Opening Your Business, Part 2: Navigating Government Orders and Regulatory Guidance”
In my very first class in college – a political science lecture – the professor stated, “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” In other words, every position is relative to the circumstances presented. That phrase has stayed with me over the years, especially as my profession is based upon the representation of myContinue reading “Re-Opening Your Business is Going to be a Process, Not a Ribbon Cutting”
Since the inception of the COVID-19 shutdown of the American economy instituted by governmental officials across the United States, food and beverage businesses have been designated as critical infrastructure and essential businesses. Early on, little guidance on how to operate in a pandemic beyond social distancing was provided in conjunction with the hastily prepared governmentalContinue reading “Statutory Liability Protection for Essential Businesses is an Essential Need”
On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, effective immediately. The Executive Order requires all food sector businesses that employee 500 or more “food sector workers” to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.
Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, explains new CDC guidelines on employees returning to work if they have been exposed to COVID-19.
Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, discusses how employers can alleviate the concerns of their employers who must come in to help with operations during this time.