FDA Issues Final Food Defense Regulation

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The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are unlikely to occur, the new rule advances mitigation strategies to further protect the food supply.

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California Water Bill Has Three Possible Paths Por Passage

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BY MICHAEL DOYLE - mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com

WASHINGTON

House Republicans this week are adding a controversial California water bill to an unrelated Senate energy package, opening a new front in a fight that’s already put Democrats on the defensive.

The unexpected energy bill maneuver gives San Joaquin Valley lawmakers a third vehicle they might propel all the way to the White House. At the least, it builds up steam for the GOP drive to boost California water storage and divert more irrigation deliveries to Valley farms.

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H2A program the Department of Labor (DOL) Changes The ETA 9142A Appendix A Form

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For those of you involved with the H2A program the Department of Labor (DOL) have made changes to the ETA 9142A Appendix A Form. The directions and changes are stated below in the latest news release from DOL. Among the changes, they changed the footer to be signed by the Employer. Please read below for the full explanation and instruction from DOL. DOL made these changes to help agents and attorneys save time from trying to track down the employer to sign the paper forms for a second time.

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