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Food & Chemicals Unpacked: Pit Stop at Chevron: Will We See a Difference in Deference?

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The topic of our June 13, 2023, Food & Chemicals Unpacked episode was “Pit Stop at Chevron: Will We See a Difference in Deference?” In this episode, we discussed potential changes to a cornerstone of federal administrative law called Chevron Deference. This standard has long governed how much deference federal courts give to decisions made by agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is based on a 1984 case, Chevron v. National Resources Defense Council, that the Supreme Court recently agreed to reconsider in an upcoming case this fall. 

Keller and Heckman Partners Eric Gotting and David Joy joined us in discussing potential implications for FDA and other agencies if the Supreme Court decides to vacate the Chevron decision or limits its application, as well as legislative developments such as the Food and Drug Omnibus Reform Act of 2022. 

Food & Chemicals Unpacked provides clear and concise updates on legislative developments, new regulations, and other non-governmental initiatives that impact the food packaging, food, and chemical industries. Each episode presents critical information on these topics, along with supporting resources from Keller and Heckman’s websites and blogs.

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