Three Decades Of Crisis Management Experience

Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. provides legal representation to clients whose food products are, or are suspected of being in violation of FDA provisions and state laws. He has represented numerous parties experiencing hardships and helped them comply with FDA regulations. Any food crisis affects many suppliers, even suppliers whose food is not contaminated.

For example, when the spinach outbreak hit the United States, a number of companies responsible for producing and transporting spinach were affected when it was temporarily removed from the market. It was a preventative measure to reassure consumers that quality assurance guidelines would be assessed and new practices would be put into place.

Representing Companies before the FDA & State Agencies

For 30 years, Mr. Greenberg has handled crisis management for companies throughout Illinois and the United States. Large corporations and production plants count on legal representation when a food poisoning outbreak or contamination, production, packaging, or shipping issue emerges. When such crises arise, we can help clients in the following ways:

  • Assist with determining recall of the product.
  • Handling communications with the Food and Drug Administration and state agencies.
  • Coordinating statements for presentation to consumers and the media.
  • Establishing new practices and procedures for protection of consumers.
  • Investigation of the scope and cause of the crisis/outbreak/contamination.
  • Limiting damage caused by food crisis.
  • Reassuring and preserving customer relations.

When a company responds proactively and effectively, reassuring clients, and putting into practice new safety procedures, the company can often come out of the crisis in a better position and stronger than when it started. Responding successfully to a crisis in the food industry is the most important step in resolving it. In turn, effective preparation is a key to a successful response.

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For preventative legal advice and post-crisis representation,contact Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. Our U.S. food crisis management lawyers will provide you with comprehensive information for crisis management.

Nationwide Representation. Call 312-977-4647.

The law firm of Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., located in Chicago, Illinois, represents clients in food and drug law, packaging law, and food chain national security. The attorneys serve clients throughout the United States, from New York to California, Minnesota to Texas.

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Here Come USDA’s “Bioengineered” Food Labels (or Maybe Not)

Here Come USDA’s “Bioengineered” Food Labels (or Maybe Not)

By Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney-at-law

The new label requirements for “bioengineered” foods are here! Sort of.

It’s a messy story. The new USDA rules for labeling foods with “bioengineered” ingredients, which became fully effective January 1, 2022, are being challenged in court. Opponents, including the Center for Food Safety, an advocacy group, are plaintiffs in federal court in San Francisco, suing USDA to stop the effectiveness of the new rules.

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