Updates for 2020

FDLI remains committed to providing high-quality educational programs while keeping our members and event attendees safe during the current pandemic. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that the 2020 Introduction to Food Law and Regulation Course will be a completely virtual event. Please know we are actively exploring options to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience. Be sure to check the course website regularly for additional announcements and updates.

 

Overview

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

Register

Industry & Firms

$899
  • +$250 for non-members

Non-Profit

$749
  • +$100 for non-members

Government

$749
  • +$100 for non-members

Academic

$749
  • +$100 for non-members

Student

$99
  • full-time students only
Register Now

 

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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.

To ensure that FDLI is able to provide you with a seat, materials, and meals, please register for programs at least 48 hours in advance. While onsite registration is available on a “space-available” basis; late registrants are not guaranteed materials or meals.

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.  

Our event policies are listed here. If you should have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-956-6293.

Previous Agenda

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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

1:05–1:15 PM
Break

1:15–2:30 PM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food

2:30–2:45 PM
Break

2:45–4:00 PM
Food Safety: Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Related Requirements; Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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

12:05–1:20 PM
Dietary Supplements

1:20 – 1:30 PM
Break

1:30 – 2:30 PM
The Regulation of Cosmetics

2:30–2:40 PM
Break

2:40–3:50 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority

3:50–4:00 PM
Break 

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

5:00 PM
Adjournment

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

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) 

1:20–1:30 PM
Break 

1:30–2:30 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims

2:30–2:40 PM
Break

2:40–3:50 PM
Advertising: The Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action

3:50–4:00 PM
Break

4:00–5:00 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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.