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



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

Riëtte van Laack
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?