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:
  • A binder of speaker handouts and related reference materials.
  • Access to an electronic copy of the FDCA Statutory Supplement, 2018.

Who Should Attend

  • New legal and regulatory professionals
  • Seasoned practitioners new to the topic or wanting a refresher


Industry & Firms

  • +$250 for non-members


  • +$100 for non-members


  • +$100 for non-members


  • +$100 for non-members


  • full-time students only

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Make Use of Your New Knowledge

Apply what you’ve learned from this course and contribute to the conversation at our Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference where experts will cover the biggest issues and challenges in industry advertising, labeling, and litigation.

You can transfer your registration to another person at your organization for no cost by notifying us of the change. If you notify FDLI in writing at least five business days prior to the meeting, you can cancel your registration for a full refund (less a $75 fee). Refunds will be applied against the original form of payment.  

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Curriculum Advisor: 

Stuart M. Pape, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

Tuesday, September 15

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:05 PM
Overview of U.S. Food Law and Regulation
Veronica Colas, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

1:05–1:15 PM

1:15–2:30 PM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food
Stuart M. Pape, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

2:30–2:45 PM

2:45–4:00 PM
Food Safety: Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Related Requirements; Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food
Susan Moyers, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

Wednesday, September 16

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI 

12:05–1:20 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)
Evangelia Pelonis
, Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP

1:20–1:30 PM

1:30–2:30 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims
Riëttevan Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

2:30–2:40 PM

2:40–3:50 PM
Advertising: The Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action
Jason W. Gordon, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

3:50–4:00 PM

4:00–5:00 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Brian P. Sylvester, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP 

Thursday, September 17

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI 

12:05–1:20 PM
Dietary Supplements
Donnelly L. McDowell, Special Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

1:20 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM
The Regulation of Cosmetics
John Bailey, Independent Advisor for Cosmetics and Colors,EAS Consulting Group, LLC

2:30–2:40 PM

2:40–3:50 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority
Brian D. Eyink, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:50–4:00 PM

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Imports and International Issues
Kelly J. Y. Cho, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

5:00 PM


Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio and Virginia. These CLE approvals also may be honored by other states. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and registrants can request to be notified when approval is received.