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  • FDA’S NEW REGULATIONS FOR FOOD TRANSPORT EXCLUDE ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

    FDA’S NEW REGULATIONS FOR FOOD TRANSPORT EXCLUDE ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

    Published: 07 Apr 2016

    By Nationwide Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Richard M. Blau On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced final promulgation and issuance of a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that governs transportation of food. The new rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, which goes into effect either one or two years fol...

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  • South Florida Alcohol and Liquor Licensing – A Snapshot

    South Florida Alcohol and Liquor Licensing – A Snapshot

    Published: 31 Mar 2016

    By Valerie L. Haber, Miami Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Many clients come to GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Law Group with the misconception that getting a beer and wine license, or liquor license in South Florida, (including the City of Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County or Palm Beach County,) will be a straightforward process. Before reaching out to us, these clients often find t...

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  • NEW FEDERAL LAW DEFINING AND TAXING HARD CIDER ON TRACK FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN 2017

    NEW FEDERAL LAW DEFINING AND TAXING HARD CIDER ON TRACK FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN 2017

    Published: 20 Feb 2016

    By Miami By Valerie L. Haber, Miami Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Valerie L. Haber On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the ProtectingAmericans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Act. The PATH Act included Congress’ Cider Investment and DevelopmentthroughExcise TaxReductionAct(commonly referred to as the “CIDER Act”), which updated federal tax law to make it easier for cider ma...

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  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RENEWS CALL FOR NATIONWIDE 0.05 BAC LIMIT

    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RENEWS CALL FOR NATIONWIDE 0.05 BAC LIMIT

    Published: 19 Jan 2016

    By Miami Alcohol Law Attorney Valerie Haber The federal government renewed its call for states to lower the legal alcohol limit for driving to 0.05. In its 2016 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, published on January 13, 2016, The National Transportation Safety Board again called on states to lower blood alcohol concentration or “BAC” limits from 0.08 to 0.05. NTSB first cal...

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  • CONGRESS DELAYS FDA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF FINAL RESTAURANT MENU AND VENDING MACHINE LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAINS WITH 20+ LOCATIONS

    CONGRESS DELAYS FDA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF FINAL RESTAURANT MENU AND VENDING MACHINE LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAINS WITH 20+ LOCATIONS

    Published: 04 Jan 2016

    By Miami Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Valerie L. Haber Through passage of its bi-partisan omnibus tax bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (the “Act”), Congress has substantially extended the time line for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement of the agency’s new rules on standard restaurant menu labeling. At this point, there is no date certain as to when compl...

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