Food & Agriculture

Steptoe attorneys understand the complexity of the enormous changes affecting the future growth of the food and agriculture industry, emphasizing environmental protection, conservation, and scientific research.  This vast industry is essential to the economic health of virtually every community, and driven by the globalization of markets and cultures, advances in information, changes in the workforce, and biological and other technologies.

We assist our clients with a variety of legal matters:

  • regulatory issues
  • food labeling and point-of-purchase consistent with FDA and USDA requirements
  • direct and indirect food additive petitions
  • food contact substance notifications
  • import and export issues

Steptoe also advises clients on a broad range of compliance and enforcement issues related to food production, including federal regulatory approaches to genetically modified organisms, state requirements such as California’s Proposition 65, and product recall strategies.