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Chris Ripple and Jim Neale List 12 Ways to Comply with Food Defense Rule

June 17, 2016

A June 13 Law360 article by Charlottesville partner Jim Neale and associate Chris Ripple outlines takeaways from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new rule that aims to prevent acts of terrorism through the nation’s food supply.

Focusing mainly on larger companies whose products reach more consumers, the authors say, this rule requires that food companies identify and address vulnerabilities at each of their facilities, prepare defense plans and corrective actions, and ensure key employees are properly trained and keep necessary records.

The full text of the Law360 article, titled “12 Ways to Ensure Compliance With New Food Defense Rule,” is available to subscribers. A related story by Chris and Jim is available on the firm’s website as a May 31 legal alert: “FSMA Food Defense Rule Requires Firms to Address Risk of Terrorism.”