Monthly Archives: January 2020

WI Senate Panel Passes PFAS Measure

The WI State Senate’s natural resources committee voted 3-2 along party lines to approve a measure restricting the use of firefighting foam containing certain PFAS compounds. The bill limits where firefighters and others could test or train with foams containing highly fluorinated compounds.  It would allow the use of such foam only in emergency fire […]

Senate Committee Approves USMCA Trade Deal

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, (USMCA) moving the trade deal a step closer to a final Senate vote in the coming days or weeks. The committee advanced the USMCA implementing legislation by a 25-3 vote, drawing opposition from Republican senators Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana […]

House Expected To Consider PFAS Bill This Week

The House this week will consider legislation to require the EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, as hazardous substances. The legislation would be the first major environmental bill the House will vote on this year and the first major piece of legislation the House will consider.  Expectations are representatives will begin […]

FDA Issues Final Guidance For Nutrition Facts Labeling Regulations

The FDA has issued final guidance to help manufacturers of packaged foods comply with its updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations.  It provides questions and answers on topics related to the definition of a single-serving container, dual-column labeling and miscellaneous issues, such as requirements relating to multi-unit retail food packages.   Read more from and the […]