2017 Food And Beverage Industry Outlook: Part 1

By attorneys at McGuireWoods LLP (January 18, 2017, 11:42 AM EST) -- James F. Neale

Christopher D. Lloyd

Lee Lilley As 2017 marks the commencement of a new presidential administration, the food and beverage industry is one of many sectors facing anticipated regulatory and legislative reforms. Specifically, the industry can expect to see governmental attention on a number of fronts, including food safety regulation, economic development incentive packages, and federal legislation on farm and nutrition programs.

Election Effects on Food Safety Regulation

On Sept.15, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign posted a fact sheet highlighting "specific regulations to be eliminated." The fact sheet did not cite specific regulations, but instead proposed generally eliminating, among...

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