Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Recess Appointments; Food Safety; Sewage Sludge Incinerators; Crystalline Silica & H-2B Wage Methodology

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  Recess Appointments; Food Safety; Sewage Sludge Incinerators; Crystalline Silica & H-2B Wage Methodology

Summer recess is the time for judicial details and major regulatory actions.  This week, two more very different opinions arise in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recess appointments scrum, more delay in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety regulations is denied, and a small element of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s sewage slug incinerator rule was remanded to the agency for a better explanation.  On the other hand, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed review on the Department of Labor (DOL)’s most major and significant Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica proposed rule, while DOL submitted to OMB a small, but telling H-2B Wage Methodology delay final rule.

A Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Food Safety Could Save Lives

By | Food Safety News | August 26, 2013
A Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Food Safety Could Save Lives

Bill Marler and I speak to senior executives of food manufacturing companies and restaurant operators many times each year. We are almost always surprised (yes, even we can be naive sometimes) by how little they know about the status of food safety in their companies. These are people that have risen to senior leadership positions within their organizations by being really good at managing the key controllable elements of their respective businesses.