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

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  • transcripts required
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Curriculum Advisor:
Sarah Roller, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Monday, September 24

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

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

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

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

12:30–1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

1:45–3:15 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)

3:15–3:30 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims

Tuesday, September 25

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 AM
Advertising: Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action

9:45–11:00 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture

11:00–11:15 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:15–12:30 PM
Dietary Supplements

12:30–1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30–2:30 PM
Regulation of Cosmetics

2:30–3:45 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority

3:45–4:00 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00–5:00 PM
Imports and International Issues

5:00 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.


This event will be held in Washington, DC.