Food Law for In-House Counsel and Regulatory Professionals


  • Day One: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    I. Laying the Foundation

         A. History of Food and Drug Law

         B. Meet the Regulators

         C. Structure of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

         D. Other Relevant Statutes

         E. Regulations and Guidance

    II. Food Safety and Quality

         A. Evaluating the Regulatory Status of Ingredients and Products

         B. Manufacturing Requirements and Supply Chain Security

  • Day Two: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

    III. Food Labeling and Advertising

         A. Labels and Labeling

         B. Advertising

    IV. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
         Proposition 65

         A. Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act

    V. Crisis Response

         A. Planning for a Rainy Day

         B. Notification and Evaluation

         C. Recalls and Withdrawals

         D. The Aftermath

    VI. Hot Topics

         A.  Pom Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company (Labeling)

         B.  There is no private right of action under the FDCA.  However, consumers
               can challenge the lawfulness of claims in food labeling under parallel and
               complementary state laws.

              1.  Kane v. Chobani

              2.  Brazil v. Dole Food Company, Inc.

         C.  Center for Food Safety v. Hamburg (Agency delay)

         D.  Kumerow v. FDA (Agency failure to act)

         E.  USA v. Eric Jensen and Ryan Jensen (criminal prosecution)

           F.  GMA, SFA, IDFA, and NAM v. State of Vermont (First Amendment

    End of Workshop (3:30 pm)

If you have questions about the workshop program, content or speakers, please contact Tonnetta Brown at (202) 637-4806.