Developing Strategies for Ensuring the Quality, Safety, and Security of Food Products in the Global Supply Chain

May 24, 2017 4:00pm

Stuart M. Pape
Polsinelli P.C.

Christopher G. Van Gundy
Keller and Heckman LLP

  • Developing safeguard protocols to ensure that suppliers are in compliance with the FDA purity standards
  • Handling problems with traceability of imported raw materials
  • Exploring scope of supplier liability for ingredient contamination as well as subsequent liabilities for manufacturers and distributors
  • Ensuring that commercial agreements align with regulatory responsibilities
  • Best practices for incorporating safety standards into contracts
    • Identifying common contractual pitfalls
  • Addressing specific needs of small-to-mid-size companies
  Export/Import concerns associated with the supply chain
  •  Foreign supplier verification program
  • Voluntary qualified importer program
  Counterfeits and Diversions: Challenges and best practices for overcoming them
  • Best practices in investigating potential diversions and counterfeits
  • How to protect a brand when counterfeiting or diversion case becomes imminent?
  • What are some of the proactive measures that food companies can take to ensure that they have legal avenues?
  • What patent and trademark strategies should companies have in place?