August 15, 2014
Partner Sarah Roller was quoted in the Law360 article “5 Steps Food Cos. Should Take Now To Prep For FSMA.” The article discusses the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which the FDA is poised to finalize in 2015. Attorneys say food companies and their foreign suppliers should be taking steps now to ready themselves for the unprecedented overhaul, including hiring quality-control experts and improving record-keeping systems. Ms. Roller encouraged food companies to update their record-keeping processes, saying "The fundamental logic behind FSMA is that companies need to have systems in place to make sure that their products are safe. I would make it a priority to carefully evaluate the record-keeping and record-access provisions of the statute and to account for risks associated with the FDA's authority to access and make copies of company records."