The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of
guidance aimed at helping industry evaluate the safety of flood-affected
crops for human consumption. According to FDA, growers are responsible for
ensuring the safety of food affected by flood waters, which “may have been
exposed to sewage, chemicals, heavy metals, pathogenic microorganisms, or
other contaminants.” See Federal Register, October 24, 2011.

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For decades, manufacturers, distributors and retailers at every link in the food chain have come to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to partner with a legal team that understands the issues they face in today's evolving food production industry. Shook attorneys work with some of the world's largest food, beverage and agribusiness companies to establish preventative measures, conduct internal audits, develop public relations strategies, and advance tort reform initiatives.