• Michigan Housing Law Enacted: Ambiguities in framing the anti-cage law will lead to concerns over compliance.
  • Wrangling Over WOTUS Continues: Ten States have initiated a lawsuit to reverse the decision of the EPA to place a two-year moratorium on implementation of the WOTUS Rule
  • Government Shutdown Averted:  Last minute nocturnal negotiations prevented a threatened government shutdown even though vital services including FSIS inspections would have continued.
  • Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Continue: Reports of a non-disclosed November 2017 Salmonella infection among patrons of a Colorado restaurant have surfaced. Norovirus is still impacting the cruise sector. Athletes at the South Korea Olympics impacted by the virus.