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International News

Certification of Needles and Syringes Takes Effect

July 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) confirmed that as of July 1 maufacturers of needles and syringes must f...

Manual of Brazilian Nonproprietary Names Launched

June 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) launched on June 26 the country’s first Manual of Brazilian Nonpr...

China Implements Revised Good Quality Control Standards for Drugs

June 2013

The China FDA has issued a Notice that as of July 1, 2013, new start-up pharmaceutical enterprises, as well as pharmaceutical enterprises...

Anvisa Launches Best Practices for Device Industry

June 2013

Brazil’s National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) launched the Guide on Assistance in the Implementation of Best Practice...

Chinese Provinces Get Class III Device and IVD Inspection and Approval Authority

June 2013

In order to implement the "State Council institutional reform and functional transformation plan" designed to further deepen the reform o...

Books & Primers

Food Law and Regulation, Inspection and Enforcement – an FDLI Primer

June 2015

By Marc C. Sanchez, Contract In-House Counsel and Consultants, LLC This resource offers an overview of the regulation of food from the p...

Brazilian Drug and Medical Device Regulation: A Practical Guide

January 2013

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is pleased to provide Brazilian Drug and Medical Device Regulation: A Practical Guide as a compa...

International Prescription Product Recalls - A Practical Guide

March 2010

About This Monograph Prior to 2012, FDLI published the FDLI Monograph Series, which consisted of six monographs annually. We no...


Food Drug and Law Institute Announces New Board Members

January 2016

  Washington, DC. - The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) welcomes four new exemplary leaders to its board of directors: Jennifer L...

What Food Laws Can the UK Adopt to Reduce Health Inequalities?

December 2015

In this issue of the Food and Drug Policy Forum British health researchers Stuart Flint and Sophia Reale review calorie and hea...

Annual Conference - Submit Your Suggestions

December 2015

We invite you to share your ideas for topics and speakers for the 2016 Annual Conference.

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December 2015

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A Legislative Reform for the Food Safety System of China: A Regulatory Paradigm Shift and Collaborative Governance 70 FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 453-480 (2015)

December 2015

After describing the historical development of China’s food safety system from the perspectives of legislation and administration, ...

Most Serious Offenses and Penalties Concerning Unsafe Foods under the Food Safety Laws in Bangladesh, India, and Australia: A Critical Analysis 70 FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 409-433 (2015)

December 2015

The right to food is an internationally recognized human right, which inherently denotes the right to safe food simply because unsafe foo...

Public-Private Interactions in Global Food Safety Governance, 69 Food and Drug Law Journal, 143-160 (2014)

April 2014

In response to an apparent decline in global food safety, numerous public and private regulatory initiatives have emerged to restore publ...