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Starting Campfires

There is a tried and true method to starting campfires that protects the camper and the surrounding area. There are three basic ingredients for starting a campfire; tinder, kindling and heavier logs.

Supply Chain Contamination - Fall/October 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued its final Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This final rule will require FDA-regulated food facilities to re-examine their food safety programs, in particular their product recall plans, in a push to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Effectively, food facilities must comply with these new requirements in the next 12-24 months, although it is expected that many companies will begin to implement the necessary revisions to their programs in advance of the enforcement dates.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;

Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule Update

After several delays and missed deadlines, and an unprecedented level of public comment and outreach by FDA to industry, several significant rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now being finalized and issued. In mid-September 2015, the FDA published the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule, which provides baseline Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for producing safe animal food and which take into account the unique aspects of the animal feed industry, providing flexibility for the diversity of facilities in this space. The rule also requires such animal feed facilities to implement a written food safety system.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;

Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule Update

After several delays and missed deadlines, and an unprecedented level of public comment and outreach by FDA to industry, several significant rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now being finalized and issued. In mid-September 2015, the FDA published the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, which, at its core, requires FDA-regulated food facilities to implement a written food safety system.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;

Insuring Your Reputation

An organization’s reputation takes years to build. But every company is only one disaster away from a temporary financial downfall or in some cases, permanent financial ruin. The risk of reputational harm is a common thread across every industry. This Whitepaper discusses some examples of companies that have experienced reputational harm.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

PEP Talk - Protecting Student Athletics: Concussions in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth, causing the brain to bounce around or twist inside the skull. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. The severity of the concussion is based on the symptoms displayed and the duration.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Availability of Punitive Damages in Maritime Claims

Insuring punitive damages has been a “dicey” question for the insurance market for years, since the modification of social opinion of judges and juries has made the awarding of punitive damages, in addition to compensatory damages, an enormous threat to the viability of a business or organization found negligent. Review this chart, provided by Jones Walker, regarding the “availability” of punitive damages in different scenarios given recent developments in case law.

Tag(s): Marine;