Food Law and Regulation 101: A Primer on Applicable Laws, Regulations and Key Agencies Having Authority over Food

Mar 31, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

Riëtte van Laack
Director
Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C.

This primer will provide attendees with an essential an in-depth working knowledge of the cornerstone laws and regulations applicable to food as well as the administrative bodies responsible for the regulation of food. The discussions during this workshop will set the stage for the main conference by helping you thoroughly comprehend the complexities and challenges associated with the laws, regulation and governance of food.
  • Defining the terms “food” and “beverage” as per the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
  • Overview of governing agencies having jurisdiction and authority over food regulation
  • Understanding the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in food regulation
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Review of applicable laws from which FDA derives its authority over food regulation
    • Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FDCA)
    • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
    • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Comprehending the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) authority in food regulation and how it compares to that of FDA’s authority
    • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Review of applicable laws from which USDA derives its authority over food regulation
    • Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts
    • Egg Products Inspection Act
    • Federal Meat Inspection Act
    • Poultry Products Inspection Act
  • Appreciating the FTC’s unique role in food regulation
    • Federal Trade Commission Act
    • The Lanham Act
  • Identifying other applicable agencies responsible for food regulation
    • 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