The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida charged a Florida man, Thomas Henry Fred, Jr. and his company, Starwood Consulting LLC doing business as Corporate Compliance Services with tricking business owners into buying labor law posters by sending mailers that mimic invoices from a government agency or authority. The notices directed them to pay $84 for posters and warned that, “Failure to comply with posting regulations can lead to fines of up to $17,000” while c
The FDA issued a warning letter to an Iowa dairy, Roorda Dairy LLC, after finding some of its animals sold for slaughter as food were adulterated. Specifically, the FDA found the presence of the drug tetracycline in edible tissue of the animal at levels up to 3 and 5 times the legal limit. Additionally, FDA investigators found that the firm’s extralabel use of the new animal drug Vetrimycin 100 was not used “as directed by its approved labeling” under the supervision of a lic
The FDA is investigating horse feed from Gilman Co-Op Creamery in Gilman, MN that contained monensin, an animal drug, that has killed six horses from the same owner after eating it. Monensin is included in feed for cattle and the FDA found that the feed manufacturer failed to clean and have in place controls to prevent commingling and contamination that caused the toxic drug to be mixed into horse feed. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorneys represent persons who have been harme
The founder of a failed Bahamas music festival, Fyre Festival, William Z. “Billy” McFarland, will pay $27.4 million to settle SEC fraud charges. McFarland admitted to defrauding over 100 investors to invest in three businesses owned by McFarland by misrepresenting the financial strength and revenue of his companies, falsely claiming that he had bought cancellation insurance for the Fyre Festival and touting “exclusive, but, in fact, nonexistent” relationships with musicians.
Various regulators, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are investigating possible Salmonella contamination of a whey ingredient that has caused the recall of several popular foods, including Mondelēz’s Ritz cheese sandwiches and Ritz Bits cheese products, certain Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish and Flowers Foods’ Swiss Roll. Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recal