In recent years, a growing number of states have adopted epinephrine entity stocking laws. These laws allow authorized entities like restaurants, amusement parks and sports arenas to obtain and store auto-injectable epinephrine, or EpiPens, and administer the drug to individuals experiencing anaphylaxis. The following is a survey of states’ epinephrine entity stocking laws.
In recent years, a growing number of states have adopted epinephrine entity stocking laws. These laws allow authorized entities like restaurants and sports venues to obtain and store auto-injectable epinephrine, or EpiPens, and administer the drug to individuals experiencing anaphylaxis. This issue brief provides an overview of key components of epinephrine entity stocking laws.
Issue brief on food allergies and anaphylaxis in school-aged children, and state and federal legislative reform efforts to prevent and treat severe allergic reactions in schools; and fact sheet on state laws addressing EpiPen use in schools.
On June 17, 2015, the FDA made the final determination to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in the food by declaring them no longer generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in human food. This issue brief provides information on PHOs, what it means to lose GRAS status, and the FDA’s ban on PHOs.
Section 105 of the Food Safety Modernization requires the FDA to create minimum science-based safety standards for produce. This primer provides an overivew of section 105 and the regulations proposed by the FDA to ensure produce safety, as well as recent revisions to the regulations.
This document provides a listing of links to state statutes on raw milk consumption and sales.
Each state is responsible for regulating the sale of raw milk within its borders. These resources provide information on the laws and regulations of raw milk in each state and Washington D.C.
This section of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft regulations regarding the sanitary transportation of food. This primer will address the impact of this section on human food.
Section 101 of the Food Safety Modernization Act expands the FDA's authority to access and copy records relating to potentially dangerous food items. This primer explores the FDA’s record inspection authority based on the revisions implemented by the FSMA and the potential effects on public health and industry.
Food facilities are required to register with the FDA to help the agency determine the location and sources of bioterrorism incidents or an outbreak of food-borne illness. This primer provides information on Section 102 of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which requires facilities to provide additional information when they register with the FDA.