Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industries are evolving with respect to health, product development and sales, safety, and energy use. Chambliss provides legal counsel to food and beverage manufacturers, restaurant groups, and beverage bottlers and distributors in analyzing and addressing these and other issues.

Chambliss provides advice and representation regarding:

  • Regulatory compliance, including compliance with FDA regulations and submission of comments on rule-making initiatives
  • Product labeling and advertising
  • Product distribution
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) development and compliance
  • Quality assurance and industry certification standards
  • Litigation, alternative dispute resolution and regulatory proceedings
  • Employment issues, including discrimination and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour compliance, affirmative action, and workers’ compensation
  • Health benefit and retirement plans
  • Occupational safety and health, including OSHA compliance and plant inspections
  • Energy and environmental matters
  • Real estate acquisition and leasing
  • Corporate matters, including governance and shareholder matters
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Business planning
  • Asset and stock acquisitions
  • Equipment and construction contracts
  • Supplier agreements