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Apr
06

Stricter CPSC Enforcement of Children’s Sleep Products Is on the Way

From cribs and crib bumpers to inclined sleepers, the safety of infant sleep products remains a red-hot topic among consumer watchdogs, regulators, pediatricians, and even Members of Congress. Consumers have always trusted that products for children on store shelves were safe. But recent events indicate that may not always be true. And there will be consequences. The CPSC last year

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Feb
10

Preying on Fear, Activists Call for More Food Safety Regulation

In the aftermath of widespread romaine lettuce, flour, and chicken-strip recalls in 2019, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling for upgrades to food-safety regulation in the 2020 edition of its food safety report, “How Safe is Our Food?” In most cases, regulations U.S. PIRG wants aren’t groundbreaking, and are already on the industry’s radar.

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Jan
16

Will a New Law Drive Product-Safety Risks out of the Shadows?

An era marked by secrecy between the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the companies it regulates may be nearing an end. At least if U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and the consumer groups supporting his recent bill have anything to do with it. Rep. Rush recently introduced the SHARE Information Act which would allow the CPSC to release safety-related information without the threat of being sued by the product’s manufacturer. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Oct
09

FDA’s Recall Planning Guidance Offers Little New Insight

FDA started issuing draft industry guidance related to Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) in January 2018, but the 16 chapters are still a work in progress. Most recently, the FDA alerted the industry in the federal register that Chapter 14: Recall Plan is now available. The PCHF guidance specifies that companies and organizations “must establish a written recall plan for food that requires a preventive control (21 CFR 117.139(a)).

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