Identification Systems In Food Traceability

Mark Kinzie

in food,Legislation

Overview The tracking mechanism for food products in the supply chain must be reliable, manageable, dynamic, and cost-effective.  Identifying the origin of food ingredients and food sources is of prime importance to consumers, particularly where food products may be faulty and risk consumer protection. Traceability enables consumers with targeted and accurate information about food products during different stages from processing


Timely and Accurate Feedback of Good and Bad Outcomes from a Decision Usually Will Result in Improved Performance

William M. Zachry

Timely and accurate feedback should be the result of effective collection and analysis of data. This fundamental principal applies from; day to day decisions for claims examiners, to claims management decisions by supervisors, to policy decisions by company management, to the state administrative agencies on implementation of laws and regulations and by the state legislatures for overall policy development. If

Treasury Department Reportedly Considering Tax Break for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Esther McDonald

The U.S. Department of Treasury may issue an order giving plaintiffs’ lawyers a substantial tax break allowing them to deduct costs upfront in contingency fee lawsuits.  These costs are typically fronted as a loan to the client; the client promises to repay the loan, sometimes with interest, at the end of the litigation.  Under this arrangement, the cost is a loan

Does the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services really need the SSN or HICN from the RRE for compliance with the MMSEA or is there another approach that will protect the Medicare beneficiary’s privacy?

Roy Franco

Is it really necessary for the Centers of Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) to require Responsible Reporting Entities (RRE) to collect private information such as Social Security Numbers (SSN) or Health Identification Card Numbers (HICN) from Medicare claimants who file tort claims?  While contradictory to the usual Government mantra for its citizens to protect their private information, CMS has now

DOJ Issues Final ADA Regulations for Public Accommodation and Initiates Rulemaking for Public Accommodation Websites and Equipment

Esther McDonald

In conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled several important regulatory actions this week that will impact all businesses that open their doors to the public, including places of retailers and restaurants. Persons who are involved in the design and construction of public accommodations facilities, as well as owners