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:

Who Should Attend

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

Industry & Firms

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subject to change

All times listed are in Eastern Time

2022 Curriculum Advisor:
Ann M. Begley, Partner, Wiley LLP


Preconference Primers

Preconference Primer (Virtual) (60 Minutes)
Overview of U.S. Food Law and Regulation
T. Daniel Logan, Associate, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

Preconference Primer (Virtual) (60 Minutes)
The Regulation of Cosmetics
Jessica P. O’Connell, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Monday, March 28, 2022

11:00 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

11:05 AM–12:15 PM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food
Tom Jonaitis, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

12:15–12:25 PM

12:25–1:30 PM
Food Safety: Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Related Requirements; Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food
Omar Oyarzabal, Senior Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

1:30–1:40 PM

1:40–2:40 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jeffrey W. Canavan, Deputy Director, Labeling and Program Delivery Division, Office of Policy and Program Development, USDA

2:40–2:50 PM

2:50–3:50 PM
Food Derived from Biotechnology – the USDA/FDA Conundrum
Ann M. Begley, Partner, Wiley LLP

3:50-4:00 PM

4:00-5:00 PM
Dietary Supplements
Matthew Hegreness, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP








Tuesday, March 29, 2022

11:00 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

11:05 AM–12:15 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)
Natalie Rainer, Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP

12:15–12:25 PM

12:25–1:35 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims
Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

1:35–1:45 PM

1:45–2:45 PM
Advertising: The Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action
Anthony J. Anscombe, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

2:45–2:55 PM

2:55–3:55 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority,
Christine Forgues, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Mary Lancaster, Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:55–4:05 PM

4:05–5:05 PM
Imports and International Issues
Seth A. Mailhot, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP 
Emily R. Lyons, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP  

5:05 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.