The “Fresh Facts Blog” is edited by Jason Klinowski, an Agricultural and Food Law attorney at Freeborn & Peters LLP and a member of both the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group and its Food Industry Team. In this capacity, Jason advises clients on a full-range of business and legal issues, including FDA and USDA regulatory compliance, general corporate and transactional proceedings, and federal litigation.
His civil practice focuses on representing agribusinesses and food companies in complex commercial litigation, including bankruptcy matters and general counseling, where he works primarily on matters arising under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act, the Plant Protection Act, the Packers & Stockyard Act, the Capper-Volstead Act, the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 and other agricultural statutes.
Over the years, Jason has represented produce companies in hundreds of PACA trust actions before the USDA and in federal courts all across the country. Jason has also represented numerous other food companies in connection with everything from supply contracts and commercial litigation to FDA inspection management and food recalls. Through these representations, Jason has developed a solid understanding of not only his clients’ operations, but the industry in which they operate and the laws that affect their operations. You will find Jason to be very knowledgeable and experienced in the following areas:
- PACA Trust Litigation
- FDA and USDA Regulatory Compliance
- Management of FDA Inspections, Response to 483 Report of Investigations, Corrective Action Plans, Food Reconditioning Plans, Recordkeeping and Traceability Requirements
- Food Safety Plans, Crises Management, and Product Recalls
- Registration of Food Facilities and Domestic Agents
- Compliance with Good Manufacturing and Agricultural Practices,
- Supply Chain Management, Supplier/Grower Agreements, and Indemnification Agreements
- Food Labeling and Marketing
- Monitoring Legislation Affecting the Regulation of Food Products
- Responding to FDA Draft Rules and Guidance on behalf of Affected Parties
- Management of Third-Party Laboratory Testing
Jason’s clients range in size from small privately held entities to Fortune 500 companies and are comprised of domestic and international companies in all segments of the food industry. He routinely works with cooperative associations, growers, producers, shippers, distributors, manufacturers, brokers, terminal market receivers, retailers, exporters and importers from across the nation. He also represents financial institutions in connection with their agricultural lending practices and related litigation.
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