Andy Frame

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Andy Frame is the 2012-13 Marler Clark Graduate Assistant, a position awarded each year to a candidate from the University of Arkansas's Agriculture and Food Law L.L.M. program.  Frame earned his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and a journalism degree from Auburn University.  His professional experience includes a judicial internship with The Honorable David Chandler of the Mississippi Supreme Court, a law clerk position with Randall Segrest in Jackson, MS and a legal internship with the Office of Indigent Appeals in Jackson, MS.

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Without necessarily knowing the term “traceability,” consumers have been calling for it in their food system for a long time.  The evidence of that comes from the food industry itself, with its increased emphasis on where food came from. Many companies now highlight certain locations or farmers in brand names, commercials, or through packaging and labels. Food marketing has become more and more about the story of the product and how it got to the…
Food Safety News examines the potential impact of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s newly proposed produce rules, mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. Part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which has the goal of reducing the incidence of foodborne illness in the U.S., is an update to requirements for produce farmers that codifies accountability for food safety at the farm level.  While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration already has…
Four years after a Salmonella outbreak was processed, packaged, and delivered to customers around the country, the Department of Justice charged five Peanut Corporation of America executives and employees with an array of federal crimes, but with a criminal justice system that presumes innocence — and with the potential for a long trial ahead — it could be a while before this story comes to a close. Until now, some have questioned why the Food…
Earlier this month Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran sent a letter to Rebecca Blank, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, asking that the Department “vigorously enforce the antidumping order against frozen fish fillets from Vietnam.” The fish Cochran is concerned about is catfish, and his concerns are not new.  Every year for more than a decade, the U.S. catfish industry has lost market share to Vietnamese importers who can produce and sell their…
In 1993, 623 people in the western U.S. fell ill with a little-known bacteria called E. coli O157:H7. Ultimately, four children would die from their infections; many others suffered long-term medical complications. The bug was later traced to undercooked hamburger served at Jack in the Box restaurants. This outbreak thrust foodborne illness onto the national stage as a real and present threat, sparking a sea change in the way Americans and the government treat this issue. To…
The Nutrition Facts label can be the conscious consumer’s best friend, but it often leaves shoppers more confused than informed. It may be comforting for someone to find a list of common and easily recognized ingredients on the label. For instance, Triscuits crackers were named and marketed for only including three ingredients: whole wheat, oil, and salt. But the simplicity of the Triscuit has become less the norm and more of an anomaly on grocery…
It seems safe to assume that most consumers want to know if the restaurant they’re about to eat at or the food they’re about to buy was recently the source of a foodborne illness outbreak. What’s less certain, however, is whether the government wants them to know this information. Deciding when to release public health information is a government responsibility fraught with competing interests.  Does the agency name the source of an outbreak after it’s…
FDA announced this week that two food supplement companies have recently halted production in response to claims and court orders. Truman J. Berst, doing business as Alternative Health and Herbs Remedies, was ordered on Sept. 20, 2012, by permanent injunction in an Oregon Federal District Court, to stop selling its herbal supplement products, which were advertised as capable of curing disease, an illegal claim for a supplement label under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic…
More than a year after the deadly Listeria outbreak that stemmed from Jensen Farms’ cantaloupes was first detected, criminal charges have yet to be filed against the company, but the Food and Drug Administration’s website says its outbreak investigation is still open. FDA’s report was last updated on January 8, 2012 with information provided by the Centers for Disease Control in its final update, which reported a total of 147 illnesses in 28 states, 33…
The Food Safety Modernization Act’s biennial food facility registration requirement was intended to go into effect Oct. 1, 2012; however since that day a yellow box has been posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website indicating that the agency is not currently accepting registration renewals. The food facility registration requirement of FSMA mandates that food facilities renew and update their registration information, regardless of any prior registration. According to Section 102 of the…