Post-COVID regulatory environment brings increase in enforcement

Product recall procedures, enforcement readiness, matters related to staffing and creation of a safety culture are among the issues of importance for the feed and pet food industry, according to food lawyer Rachael Spiegel.

November 22, 2023

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What are the pressing issues for the animal feed and pet food industries as 2023 wraps up and we move into 2024. 

Rachael Dettmann Spiegel, a food lawyer with Faegre Drinker in Minneapolis, shares her insight on what to expect. To date, she says there has been an increase inspections and enforcement on the part of the Food & Drug Administration in this post-COVID era. In particular, she says, the agency is looking at companies from more of a complete perspective, making visits to all manufacturing facilities rather than picking and choosing just a few to visits. She also addresses the importance of having contracts in place with suppliers, having a safety culture throughout the team and making sure product recall preparations are in place.

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