Day 1 - Tuesday, April 9, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Breakfast Briefing on the Jurisdiction, Responsibilities, and Interplay of Key Agencies Involved in Food Regulation

Apr 9, 2019 7:30am - 10:00am

Speakers

Eric F. Greenberg
Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. (Chicago, IL)

Riëtte van Laack
Director
Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C (Washington, DC)

10:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
10:30
In-House Counsel Think-Tank on Balancing the Business Priorities of the Food Industry with Key Regulatory Requirements
11:30
Practical Guidance on the Present State of Food Labeling: Examining the Status of the Nutrition Facts Panel Requirements
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Is it Natural? Is it Healthy? Interpreting the FDA’s Silence on the Definition of These Terms
2:30
Preparing for the Implementation of the GMO Content Disclosure Rules: Who Needs to Disclose and Why?
3:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30
What Exactly Can You Say?: Steering Clear of Problematic Claims – A Townhall with the FTC and NAD
4:15
Assessing Current Class Action Challenges and Potential Ways for the Industry to Thwart Them
5:15
Conference Adjourns to Day Two

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:15
Continental Breakfast
8:00
Co-Chairs’ Remarks and Recap of Day One
8:15
Prop 65: Successfully Moving Forward in the Face of Ever-Increasing Challenges to Food Manufacturers
9:15
Keeping the Food Supply Safe: Developing Strategies for Supply Chain Risk Minimization
10:15
Morning Coffee Break
10:30
Containing Imported Food Contaminants to Protect Supply Chain Integrity
11:15
What Lies Ahead for Hemp and Cannabis-Related Ingredients
12:00
Networking Lunch
1:00
Allergens 360: What You Need to Know from Labeling to Litigation
1:45
CRN Keynote Address
2:15
Finalizing FSMA Implementation: Assessing What Has Worked, What Has Not, and What’s Coming Next
3:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30
Effectively Managing Recalls While Preserving a Company’s Reputation
4:30
Innovations in Food Technology: Examining How Innovative Food Products Are Evaluated, Approved, Labeled, and Named
5:15
Main Conference Adjourns

Food Advertising and Marketing Law Master Symposium

Apr 11, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm

Speakers

Danielle B. Lemack
Assistant General Counsel
HP Hood LLC (Lynnfield, MA)

Ebru Başaran-Shull
Principal, Compliance and Government Affairs
Sargento Foods Inc. (Plymouth, WI)

Livia M. Kiser
Partner
King & Spalding (Chicago, IL)

Jo E. Osborn
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (Oak Brook, IL)

Matthew R. Dornauer
General Counsel
Phusion Projects, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Lindsey K. Heinz
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Kansas City, MO)

Alysse M. Giallourakis
Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Jason W. Gordon
Partner
Reed Smith LLP (Chicago, IL)

Richard Fama
Vice Chair, General Litigation
Cozen O’Connor (New York, NY)

Beatrice Martinet
Partner
Sideman & Bancroft LLP (San Francisco, CA)

David G. Mallen
Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Rick L. Shackelford
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

Adam Ekonomon
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Marketing and Regulatory
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Nadia Makki
Senior Counsel
KIND Snacks (New York, NY)

Raqiyyah Pippins
Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (Washington, DC)

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 9, 2019

10:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Andrea M. Bruce
Sr. Counsel, Regulatory, Food Safety & Quality
The Hershey Company

Monica Johnson
General Counsel
Bonduelle Americas

10:30
In-House Counsel Think-Tank on Balancing the Business Priorities of the Food Industry with Key Regulatory Requirements

Jeffrey B. Brams
GC, & VP R&D, Quality, Regulatory
Garden of Life, LLC (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

Monica Johnson
General Counsel
Bonduelle Americas

Paul C. Nightingale
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
HP Hood LLC (Lynnfield, MA)

  • Balancing the need to be innovative and in-step with consumer preferences with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Preparing for a post-January 2020 world: what is the expected outlook once these regulations go live
  • Understanding the state of the union of FDA’s regulatory priorities given the current administration’s deregulatory stance
  • Devising best practices for counseling sales and marketing teams when responding to consumer requests
    • Advising regulatory teams on claims challenges

11:30
Practical Guidance on the Present State of Food Labeling: Examining the Status of the Nutrition Facts Panel Requirements

Jeffrey W. Canavan
Deputy Director Labeling and Program Delivery Staff
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA

Sarah Roller
Partner
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Washington, DC)

  • Deciphering the current status of labeling requirements
    • Assessing compliance with the FDA’s nutrition facts panel
      • What do the enforcement initiatives look like?
      • On what areas is FDA expected to focus?
  • Examining state and local initiatives on labeling sugar, sodium, antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides
  • Interpreting new rules on menu labeling, cultured food products, and the use of dairy names for non-dairy products
  • Understanding clean labeling
  • What claims are currently high-risk claims and what can be done from a labeling perspective to reduce them?

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Is it Natural? Is it Healthy? Interpreting the FDA’s Silence on the Definition of These Terms

Justin Mervis
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Strategy
KIND Snacks (New York, NY)

Ronald Y. Rothstein
Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago, IL)

Sarah A. Sunday
Managing Counsel, Food Law
Nestle USA (Arlington, VA)

  • Assessing the current status of FDA’s defining “natural,” “healthy” and other similar terms
  • Understanding the repercussions for the industry if FDA does not define these terms soon
  • In the interim, should companies steer clear of these terms?
  • Examining cases involving:
    • “natural” “all natural,” “healthy”
    • sugar content and “no added sugar”
    • “wholesome,” and “organic”
  • Latest on the use of terms “real” and “simple”

2:30
Preparing for the Implementation of the GMO Content Disclosure Rules: Who Needs to Disclose and Why?

Andrea M. Bruce
Sr. Counsel, Regulatory, Food Safety & Quality
The Hershey Company

Brandon W. Neuschafer
Partner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (St. Louis, MO)

  • Examining the current state of the rule
  • Identifying implementation challenges that food companies have been encountering
  • What can industry expect with respect to FDA’s anticipated view of the regulation?
  • Assessing which circumstances require GMO disclosure under the rule
    • E.g., If GMO ingredients do not appear in a final product after processing, does a manufacturer need to disclose their prior presence?

3:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30
What Exactly Can You Say?: Steering Clear of Problematic Claims – A Townhall with the FTC and NAD

Kat Dunnigan
Senior Staff Attorney
National Advertising Division (NAD) Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC) (New York, NY)

David O’Toole
Senior Staff Attorney
Federal Trade Commission (Wilmette, IL)

Hear directly from the FTC and NAD on how they evaluate various claims in food advertisements and criteria they use to make these assessments. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Examining the types of claims that have recently been challenged
  • Lessons learned from recent regulatory actions
  • Forecasting the likely direction the new administration may take on substantiation

4:15
Assessing Current Class Action Challenges and Potential Ways for the Industry to Thwart Them

Hannah Y. Chanoine
Partner
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Mark Leonard
General Counsel
Jelly Belly Candy Company (Fairfield, CA)

R. Trent Taylor
Partner
McGuireWoods (Richmond, VA)

  • Examining developments with the latest claims involving fumaric and malic acids
  • Slack fill”: What is it, how to defend against “slack fill” class actions and safeguard a product from slack fill challenges
  • Analyzing the recent onslaught of pet food claims: could this be a new avenue for litigation?
  • What do manufacturers need to understand about potential liabilities regarding healthy “auras” surrounding their products?
  • What to do from a regulatory perspective to avoid litigation?
  • Developing best strategies for speedy resolution, if a class action law suit arises

5:15
Conference Adjourns to Day Two

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:15
Continental Breakfast
8:00
Co-Chairs’ Remarks and Recap of Day One
8:15
Prop 65: Successfully Moving Forward in the Face of Ever-Increasing Challenges to Food Manufacturers

David T. Biderman
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

Carol J. Monahan Cummings
Chief Counsel
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Sacramento, CA)

Stanley W. Landfair
Partner
Dentons US LLP (San Francisco, CA)

  • Examining the latest overhaul of Prop 65 and its safe harbors as well as their potential effect on the food industry
  • Exploring changes in the maximum daily levels
  • Reviewing new chemical listings
    • Addressing the practicalities of setting up testing and compliance programs in view of these numerous listings
    • What to focus on and how to communicate these efforts to customers and suppliers?
  • Devising safe harbor strategies in view of recent amendments
    • How should products now be labeled?
  • Developing protocols for handling 60-day notice
  • Addressing indemnification demands from retailers
  • Understanding how developments in California are impacting the rest of the country and fueling litigation
    • How does Prop 65 align with FDA policies
  • What is the Prop 65 litigation risk with respect to glyphosate at this time?
    • Should products be tested for this chemical at this time
  • Weighing defense options against recall strategies
  • Is there any way to avoid being targeted – i.e., can manufacturers ensure that no trace amounts of Prop 65-listed chemicals exist in their food products?

9:15
Keeping the Food Supply Safe: Developing Strategies for Supply Chain Risk Minimization

Jonathan M. Cohen
Partner
K&L Gates LLP (Washington, DC)

Jeanine Flaherty
Executive Director of Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Compliance
Legal Sea Foods, LLC (Boston, MA)

Angela M. Spivey
Partner
Alston & Bird (Atlanta, GA)

  • Developing a sound risk minimization plan to ensure supply chain integrity
  • Understanding the importance of including mitigation protocols into your plan blueprint
  • Addressing recalls within the parameters of risk preparedness
    • What’s the scope of the recall?
    • Handling challenges surrounding anticipated claims
  • Managing supply chain mishaps without jeopardizing relationships with suppliers
    • Recovering costs incurred as a result of implementing recalls
    • Paying for claims
    • Assessing brand damage
    • Estimating lost profits
  • Addressing challenges relative to products that cannot be sold as a result of a recall
  • Suggested ways to protect yourself contractually and through insurance
  • Recovering from insurance for losses and liabilities without disrupting the supply chain

10:15
Morning Coffee Break
10:30
Containing Imported Food Contaminants to Protect Supply Chain Integrity

Christianna M.L. Reed
Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Risk Management
Thai Union North America (El Segundo, CA)

Suzie Trigg
Partner
Haynes and Boone, LLP (Dallas, TX)

  • Addressing the problem of pesticides and other contaminants that regularly find their way into the supply chain through imported products
  • How does a producer protect against this and when needed, defend against it?
  • Understanding when supplier verification of “no contaminants” is not enough
  • Examining FDA’s standards for evaluating imports
  • Reviewing FDA’s protocol for when a contaminant is found in food
  • What do manufacturers need to know about import compliance relative to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program?
  • Establishing an effective Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

11:15
What Lies Ahead for Hemp and Cannabis-Related Ingredients

Daniel R. Dwyer
Partner
Kleinfeld, Kaplan And Becker, LLP (Washington, DC)

Cameron B. Smith
Senior Director, Counsel
Herbalife Nutrition

  • Examining the latest developments with the emergence of state cannabis laws
  • Exploring developments under the new Farm Bill and whether cannabis-derived ingredients could be used in foods
  • Analyzing anticipated state and federal issues
  • What is the distinction between hemp, industrial hemp and CBD oil?
  • At this time, what hemp or cannabis-related ingredients can be placed into foods legally?
  • Evaluating practicalities and liabilities with respect to paying vendors for ingredients

12:00
Networking Lunch
1:00
Allergens 360: What You Need to Know from Labeling to Litigation

Sarah L. Brew
Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Adam Christensen
Sr. Manager, Legal
Weston Foods (Brownsburg, IN)

  • Complying with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA): what needs to be on the label and where?
  • Voluntary allergen disclosures and statements: regulatory and liability implications
  • Allergen controls and CGMP in manufacturing
  • Recalls: when does an undisclosed allergen trigger a recall?
  • Emerging allergen regulatory and liability issues

1:45
CRN Keynote Address

Nancy Weindruch
Vice President, Communications
Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington, DC)

2:15
Finalizing FSMA Implementation: Assessing What Has Worked, What Has Not, and What’s Coming Next

Elizabeth B. Fawell
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP (Washington, DC)

Sarah M. Goldstein
Staff Attorney
Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY)

Douglas Stearn
Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition FDA (Washington, DC)

  • Examining the status of the implementation of each major rule and remaining challenges
  • Finalizing manufacturers’ intentional adulteration plans: implementing the final FSMA rule on intentional adulteration
  • Exploring the latest developments with FSMA inspections
    • Examples of lessons learned during inspections
  • Developing real-time strategies for responding to investigators
  • Handling inspections by state and local health departments

3:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30
Effectively Managing Recalls While Preserving a Company’s Reputation

Miriam Guggenheim
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP (Washington, DC)

Meredith Quinn Olearchik
Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property,Marketing and Food Law
Campbell Soup Company (Camden, NJ)

Matthew Shurte
General Counsel
Lancaster Colony Corporation (Westerville, OH)

  • Ensuring that manufacturers do not ignore the warning signs or recall too quickly
  • Managing a response to FDA food safety investigation
  • How to effectively cooperate during investigations
  • Developing best strategies for speaking with the FDA
    • What is the best timing for speaking with the FDA?
  • How does FDA view a company’s decision-making process on product recalls?
  • How does FDA decide whether or not to investigate and what test data they are using to get a sense of what the risks are?
  • How to determine what microbiological tests should be performed?
  • If after performing a test there is a positive result, is a recall required immediately or should a producer try to correct the issue first?
  • Working with outside experts and PR firms while maintaining attorney-client privilege

4:30
Innovations in Food Technology: Examining How Innovative Food Products Are Evaluated, Approved, Labeled, and Named

Ronald J. Levine
General Counsel
Herrick, Feinstein LLP (Newark, NJ)

Miriam Maxwell
Sr. Principal Regulatory Scientist
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. (Lakeville, MA)

  • Analysis of how novel foods are developed, brought to regulatory process, and eventually sold
  • Exploring the latest developments with test-tube-produced meat products and plant-based foods
  • Assessing the viability of 3D printing of food
  • Evaluating liabilities associated with the testing and production of marijuana edibles
  • Understanding the use of block chain for traceability

5:15
Main Conference Adjourns

Food Advertising and Marketing Law Master Symposium

Apr 11, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm

$1,395

Speakers

Danielle B. Lemack
Assistant General Counsel
HP Hood LLC (Lynnfield, MA)

Ebru Başaran-Shull
Principal, Compliance and Government Affairs
Sargento Foods Inc. (Plymouth, WI)

Livia M. Kiser
Partner
King & Spalding (Chicago, IL)

Jo E. Osborn
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (Oak Brook, IL)

Matthew R. Dornauer
General Counsel
Phusion Projects, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Lindsey K. Heinz
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Kansas City, MO)

Alysse M. Giallourakis
Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Jason W. Gordon
Partner
Reed Smith LLP (Chicago, IL)

Richard Fama
Vice Chair, General Litigation
Cozen O’Connor (New York, NY)

Beatrice Martinet
Partner
Sideman & Bancroft LLP (San Francisco, CA)

David G. Mallen
Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Rick L. Shackelford
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

Adam Ekonomon
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Marketing and Regulatory
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Nadia Makki
Senior Counsel
KIND Snacks (New York, NY)

Raqiyyah Pippins
Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (Washington, DC)

What is it about?

Having a thorough understanding of substantiating food-related claims is of critical importance to industry attorneys and regulatory executives. Additionally, collaborating with marketing departments efficiently as well as developing effective social media campaigns and ambassador programs are all essential tools for effective and compliant marketing and promotion.

Our comprehensive sessions on food advertising and marketing will provide an in-depth analysis of what counsel need to be aware of as they review product claims as well as strategies to employ in using consumers’ testimonials and developing sound social media campaigns.

Registration is now open. Book early to reserve your seat!
 

7:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30
Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Danielle B. Lemack
Assistant General Counsel
HP Hood LLC (Lynnfield, MA)

8:45
Working with Marketing: Strengthening Cooperation and Implementing Effective Internal Processes in the Food Industry to Establish a Comprehensive Claim Substantiation Program

Ebru Başaran-Shull
Principal, Compliance and Government Affairs
Sargento Foods Inc. (Plymouth, WI)

Livia M. Kiser
Partner
King & Spalding (Chicago, IL)

Jo E. Osborn
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (Oak Brook, IL)

  • Developing an early cross-communication strategy between R&D, Marketing, and Legal departments
  • Building a team: Standardizing a process of claim substantiation by committee that brings together different employee functions
  • Communicating effectively with claims team members so that they understand the risks of pursuing particular claims
  • Suggesting adjustments to claims language to reach the joint goal of developing a creative and a compliant claim
  • Benchmarking best practices on claim development
    • Is there a suggested software that can help with tracking changes made for each claim?
    • Should every piece of marketing material be reviewed?
      • How often should legal department be involved? Should law department look at a claim first or last? Should a meeting with legal be on a monthly basis or more often? Should this be a regulatory function instead?
      • Should there be a claims counsel who should approve everything?
9:45
Managing Social Media Marketing Campaigns Related to Food Products

Matthew R. Dornauer
General Counsel
Phusion Projects, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Lindsey K. Heinz
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Kansas City, MO)

  • Drafting a comprehensive and actionable social media policy for bloggers, employees and affiliates
  • How should a company negotiate and guide a business partner to manage social media campaigns?
  • Examining the consequences of when consumers retweet information on a product?
  • How does blogging on a product by a customer compare to TV ads?
  • Exploring potential liabilities: What should manufacturers understand about the use of websites as extensions of marketing campaigns?
  • Establishing protocols for the appropriate use of native advertising
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Ensuring the Proper Use of Testimonials and Ambassador Programs for the Food Industry

Alysse M. Giallourakis
Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Jason W. Gordon
Partner
Reed Smith LLP (Chicago, IL)

  • Developing best strategies for engaging and contracting with influencers
  • Ensuring that the influencers’ content is compliant with FTC guidelines
  • How to make a disclosure of endorsement on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media forums?
  • Addressing challenges associated with individuals who are part of a company’s ambassador program
    • What concerns does FTC have with regards to ambassador programs?
  • Developing strategies for monitoring correctly food bloggers and third-party retailers who want to market a manufacturer’s food product
  • Ensuring appropriate use of consumer-generated content
    • E.g., consumer posting a picture of eating a particular product on social media
12:00
Networking Luncheon
1:00
Practical Guidance for the Food Industry for Avoiding False and Misleading Advertising

Richard Fama
Vice Chair, General Litigation
Cozen O’Connor (New York, NY)

Beatrice Martinet
Partner
Sideman & Bancroft LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Danielle B. Lemack
Assistant General Counsel
HP Hood LLC (Lynnfield, MA)

  • In the face of uncertainty around exact statements that can be made, what are the best strategies to avoid misleading advertising?
  • Complying with disclosure requirements in order to not mislead or deceive
  • Evaluating how high-profile ingredients (e.g., vitamins, proteins, fruits, and vegetables) can be emphasized effectively as opposed to/in addition to predominant ones
  • Implementing effective ways for handling added sugar claims (e.g., no added sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup)
  • Developing best strategies for making health-related claims (e.g., natural, healthy, organic, non-GMO)
2:00
Establishing Guidelines for Substantiating Sensory and Consumer Preference Claims

David G. Mallen
Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Rick L. Shackelford
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Developing appropriate testing methods with respect to sensory perceptions relating to food
  • Examining the science behind testing
  • Developing proof for food fortification
  • Bridging the gap between legal and scientific testing requirements
3:00
Afternoon Coffee Break
3:15
Substantiating Health-Related Claims for Food Products

Adam Ekonomon
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Marketing and Regulatory
The J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, OH)

Nadia Makki
Senior Counsel
KIND Snacks (New York, NY)

  • Review of FDA regulated claims
  • Assessing structure/function vs. disease claim determinations
  • Understanding how to properly use studies (number; type)
  • Implications of FTC v. POM Wonderful and US v. Bayer
  • Developing best practices to use study results to mitigate potential exposure to litigation surrounding alleged misleading claims
4:15
Special Considerations for the Food Industry to Keep in Mind When Advertising to Children

Raqiyyah Pippins
Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (Washington, DC)

  • Ensuring that the parent is the focus of the ad and related claims as opposed to the child
  • Properly demonstrating a product to a child for the purposes of claims substantiation
  • Making sure that the necessary disclosures have been utilized when communicating with children-audience
  • Suggested strategies for ensuring endorsers meet the necessary substantiation requirements for advertising to children
  • Examining potential penalties in cases of alleged misrepresentations
  • Examples of recent advertisements that have been under scrutiny
5:00
Conference Ends

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Breakfast Briefing on the Jurisdiction, Responsibilities, and Interplay of Key Agencies Involved in Food Regulation

Apr 9, 2019 7:30am - 10:00am

$500

Speakers

Eric F. Greenberg
Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. (Chicago, IL)

Riëtte van Laack
Director
Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C (Washington, DC)

What is it about?

(Registration begins at 7:00 am)

In today’s modern regulatory environment, knowing exactly which agencies are involved, understanding how far their jurisdiction extends, and identifying how they work together are critical competencies for attorneys and regulatory affairs manager practicing in the area of food law. We will also examine preemption challenges with state, federal, and local authorities.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Deciphering the organizational structure of each agency
    • DHHS: FDA-CFSAN (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition); ODSP (Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; CDC (Center for Disease Control)
    • USDA: FSIS (Food Safety Inspection Service); AMS (Agriculture Marketing Service)
    • FTC – Bureau of Consumer Protection
    • State and local health agencies
  • Understanding the responsibilities and jurisdiction of each agency and local health agencies
    • Gaining clarity on how their responsibilities and jurisdiction intersect and overlap
    • Examining their enforcement authority
  • Addressing preemption challenges with state and local authorities as they apply to the food industry
    • Understanding when federal laws preempt state regulation
    • Can state authorities exercise their authority despite preemption?
    • If federal enforcement has been declined, can state and local authorities fill the gap?