The industry newspaper Feedstuffs has profiled Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Agribusiness & Food Safety Practice in a June 7, 2010, special report on supply chain management and front-of-package (FOP) labeling. Feedstuffs writer Rod Smith interviewed attorneys Mark Anstoetter, Christopher McDonald, Madeleine McDonough, and Sarah Sunday about the firm’s litigation background and “considerable expertise in areas critical to the food supply chain, like agroterrorism/crisis management, biotechnology, environmental sustainability, food safety and compliance, legislative and regulatory work.”

The article particularly notes the arsenal of engineers, biologists, toxicologists, and other professionals who track these issues on behalf of clients at every link in the food supply chain. “[W]e attempt to help them manage risk from the time a food product is produced until it’s consumed,” McDonough was quoted as saying. “We connect all the dots—all the expertise.”

Sunday discussed regulatory developments in FOP labeling, which has recently come under Food and Drug Administration scrutiny. She suggested “that better models could focus more on calories and serving sizes,” according to Smith. “Sunday said FOP labels would be positive for fresh meat and poultry because meat and poultry have positive nutritional profiles—low in carbohydrates, fat and sodium, etc.”

To view the special report, please click here.

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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.

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