In a recent article “Food Safety and Whistleblowing – New Federal Law May Deliver a Full Basket of Claims,” EBG partners Allen Roberts and John Houston Pope discuss the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”), which was signed into law on January 4, 2011. 

This new federal law could have a significant impact on restaurateurs, clubs, and other hospitality employers who manufacture, distribute, transport, receive, hold or import food.  FSMA opens wide a new door to whistleblower activity and protection, necessitating employer attention to related compliance obligations and human resources considerations.