2013 GMA Litigation Webinar: Current Issues in the Food, Beverage, and CPG Industry

Program Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 pm 
Opening Remarks

Steven Leslie, Esq.
Director and Counsel

GMA Claims Program

1:05 – 1:55 pm 
FSMA Update and Outlook

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, and will have a monumental impact on the industry.  Join GMA’s Shannon Cooksey for an update on FSMA, including both an overview of recent developments and a preview of where this landmark legislation is headed.

Shannon Cooksey, MS, PMP
Senior Director, Science Program Management


1:55 – 2:50 pm 
Staying on the Right Side of FSMA’s Updated Record Keeping Requirements

Historically, the FDA required very little record-sharing from food manufacturers.  This will drastically change once FSMA takes effect, placing a greater need on exemplary record keeping processes and practices than ever before.  This session will cover both the new requirements imposed by FSMA and what steps companies should take to ensure compliance.

Marty Provin
Executive Vice President
Jordan Lawrence

2:50 – 3:45 pm 
Defense Strategies and Insurance Coverage for Food-Based Claims

It has never been more important for food companies to be prepared to defend against litigation aimed at its products.  This session will examine some recent effective defense strategies for food-based claims, including consumer fraud labeling and marketing claims, as well as look at issues that may impact insurance coverage of this type of litigation.

Robert D. Towey, Esq.

Jason E. Halper, Esq.

Christopher C. Loeber, Esq.

Lowenstein Sandler, LLP