McGuireWoods lawyers and McGuireWoods Consulting advisors penned a
two-article series published in Law360 discussing regulatory and legislative
changes, as well as litigation and deal trends facing the food and beverage
industry for 2017.
Food and Beverage Industry Outlook: Part 1,” published Jan. 18, the authors
discussed President Trump’s potential impact on food safety regulation, trade
and manufacturing; steps food and beverage companies should take to prepare for
the seven new Food Safety Modernization Act rules with looming enforcement
dates; and upcoming negotiations by the U.S. Congress on the Farm Bill.
Part 2 of the article, published Jan. 19, the authors addressed food
labeling issues on the horizon, the expected rise in food and beverage mergers,
and antitrust/competition and regulatory issues facing the industry in the EU.
The two-article series — co-authored by partners Jim Neale, Matthew Hall and
Trent Taylor; associates J.D. Costa, John Hoke and Chris Ripple; and senior vice
presidents Chris Lloyd and Lee Lilley — is available online to subscribers. Part 1 of the series is also available in a firm legal alert.
The series was also published as firm legal alerts: part 1 and part 2.