Pre-Conference Workshop A – Food Law and Regulation Fundamentals: An Essential Primer on Applicable Laws and Governing Agencies Having Authority Over Food

Nov 13, 2017 9:00am – 11:59am

Trenton H. Norris
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Jason W. Sapsin, JD, MPH
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Boulder, CO)

(Registration begins at 8:00 am)   This primer will provide attendees with an essential an in-depth working knowledge of the legal and regulatory landscape for food. It will also give an extensive overview of the cornerstone laws as well as the administrative bodies responsible for the regulation of food in the United States.   Topics addressed during this workshop will set the stage for the main conference by helping you to thoroughly comprehend the complexities and challenges associated with the governance and regulation of food and related products.  
  • Defining the terms “food” and “beverage” as per the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
  • Overview of applicable food laws and corresponding agencies responsible for regulation promulgation and enforcement
    • FDA
      • Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FDCA)
      • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
      • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
    • USDA
      • Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts
      • Egg Products Inspection Act
      • Federal Meat Inspection Act
      • Poultry Products Inspection Act
    • FTC
      • Federal Trade Commission Act
      • The Lanham Act
  • Comprehending USDA’s authority in food regulation; how it compares to that of FDA’s authority
    • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Understanding the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in food regulation
  • Identifying other applicable agencies responsible for food
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Transportation
    • Department of Justice
  • Overview of other laws governing or otherwise impacting the regulation of food products
    • Public Health Service Act
    • Poultry Products Inspection Act
    • Bioterrorism Act
    • Sanitary Food Transportation Act
  Networking Lunch for Workshop A Attendees only