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Introduction to Food Law and Regulation Course: Understanding How the Government Regulates the Food Industry

February 22-23, 2016 | K&L Gates | Washington, DC

This introductory training course is designed to be a one-stop resource for food law and regulation. Speakers will cover the basics of food law and regulation as well as the regulation of dietary supplements and cosmetics. This intensive two-day training course is a valuable program for new members of the bar; government officials; advertising, marketing and investment professionals, and others new to the world of food and dietary supplement oversight. This conference is also an excellent refresher for the seasoned professional.

Join us to learn from leading attorneys, in-house counsel and representatives from the food and drug law community who will:

  • Provide an overview of food law and regulation by recognizing key concepts and statutes and the relationship between state law and FDA regulations;
  • Help make sense of the various components of food safety by understanding the framework for Food Additive Regulation and Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food;
  • Deliver guidance on the general requirements for food labeling and examine the basic principles of Statutory Authority: The Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action;
  • Discuss inspection and enforcement authority;
  • Review international issues that affect food law and regulation in the U.S.;
  • Explore the basics of dietary supplement oversight and the regulation of cosmetics.

All Course Attendees Receive:

A binder of speaker handouts
FDLI’s Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FDCA) Statutory Supplement, 2013

Continuing Legal Education credits are available after attending this program.


Audience: Foods, Cosmetics and Dietary Supplements

Audience Level: Introductory