Explore the essentials of food law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the various administrative agencies that impact these industries. Learn about pending regulations, food safety, food labeling, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for discussion are provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • Organizational structure of the FDA
  • Concepts and statutes in food law and regulation, and the relationship between state and federal jurisdiction
  • Principles of food labeling requirements and litigation risks as shaped by FDA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and class action litigation
  • Role of inspection and enforcement authorities and practical steps toward compliance
  • Food safety frameworks, including review of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rules and guidance for industry
  • International issues that affect food law and regulation in the United States
  • Dietary supplement oversight and the regulation of cosmetics

Statutes Covered

  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspections
  • Federal Trade Commission 15 U.S. C. § 41 et. seq.
  • Lanham Act – 15 U.S.C. §1051 et seq.

Attendee Resources

These valuable takeaways will be provided onsite:


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Last Year’s Agenda

subject to change

Curriculum Advisor:
Daniel R. Dwyer, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

Wednesday, October 11

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:35 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements

Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

8:35–9:35 AM
Overview of U.S. Food Law and Regulation

Bruce Silverglade, Principal, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC and Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

9:35–10:45 AM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food

Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00–12:30 PM
Food Safety: Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food

James F. Neale, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP

12:30–1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

1:45–2:45 PM
Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation

Mark Mansour, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

2:45–3:00 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00–4:00 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)

Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

4:00–5:00 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims

Veronica Colas, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Thursday, October 12

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 AM
Advertising: Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action

Anne V. Maher, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP

9:30–10:45 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Brian Ronholm, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy, Arent Fox LLP

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00–12:00 PM
Dietary Supplements

MaryJoy Ballantyne, Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP

12:00–1:15 PM
Networking Lunch

1:15–2:15 PM
Regulation of Cosmetics

La Toya C. Sutton, Attorney, BakerHostetler LLP

2:15–3:30 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority

Maile Hermida, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:30–3:45 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:45–4:45 PM
Imports and International Issues

Sharon Lindan Mayl, Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA

4:45 PM

Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

Location and Overnight Accommodations

This event will be held in Washington, DC