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July 12-14, 2016
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Schedule of Events [subject to change]

Tuesday, July 12:
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Prevention is the Guiding Principle

  • Keynote: The Stage is Set for the Global Governance of Food
    P. Vincent Hegarty, PhD, Founding Director/Professor Emeritus MSU Institute for Food Laws & Regulation
  • Current FDA Enforcement Trends:  Avoiding a Criminal Investiation
    David Acheson, M.D., President and CEO, The Acheson Group LLC
  • Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Regulations:  Understanding the Nuances of the New Requirements
    Leslie Bourquin, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
  • Foreign Supplier Verification & Voluntary Qualified Importers: Getting Food Into the U.S.
    Stuart Pape, JD, Shareholder, Polsinelli, P.C.
  • Planning the Smart Path for Implementation
    Charles Breen, Senior Advisor for FSMA, EAS Consulting Group
  • What’s Theirs is Yours: Assessing Suppliers’ Compliance & Co-Packers’ Responsibilities
    Kenneth M. Odza, JD, Corporate Counsel, Food Safety, Kellogg Company
  • Beyond Compliance:  Using Private Certification to Exceed Expectations
    Robert Prevendar, MPH, Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International
  • Upon Further Review: Preparing for and Handling an FDA Inspection
    Daniel Dwyer, JD, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker, LLP
  • All on the Same Page: How States Are Working with the FDA to Achieve National Uniformity
    Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
    Tim Slawinski, Emerging Issues Specialist, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

Wednesday, July 13:
Globalized Food Chains: The Regulation of Novel Technologies and Managing Risks and Legal Liabilities

  • FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs District Offices’ Roles in Enforcement of the FDCA & FSMA
    Art Czabaniuk, Supervisor of Consumer Safety Officers/District Director, Detroit District Office of Regulatory Afairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • The Current Legal Framework for Food Innovation in the EU: An Overview of EU Novel Food and GMO Legislation
    Francesco Planchenstainer, JD, PhD, Senior Regulatory & Food Law Specialist at Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Safety Assessment of Pesticides and GM Crops: Similarities and Differences
    Robert Hollingworth, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Entomology, Michigan State University
  • Food Safety, Audits and the Assignment of Liability
    Bill Marler, JD, Managing Partner, Marler Clark
  • Food Litigation Landscape: Trends and Emerging Legal Risks
    Hannah Chanoine, JD, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University School of Law
  • Global Supply Chain Security and Transparency: Identifying and Controlling Risks Before They Become Problems
    Jennifer McEntire, PhD, VP, Science Operations, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Food Fraud, Intentional Adulteration, and Food Counterfeiting:  Recipes for Disaster
    John Spink, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University
  • Recalls: Understanding Your Exposure and Insurance Coverage and How Best to Respond
    Shawn Stevens, JD, Food Industry Counsel LLC

Thursday, July 14:
Current Issues in Labeling and Advertising

  • Fundamentals of Food Advertising Law
    Adam Ekonomon, JD, Director and Assistant General Counsel, Marketing and Regulatory, The J. M. Smucker Company
  • The FTC and Advertising: What Can Trigger an Investigation?
    Mary Engle, JD, ‎Associate Director for Advertising Practices at Federal Trade Commission
  • Nutrition Labeling Across Markets: Changing U.S. and Global Requirements and Private Labeling Initiatives
    Kimberly Wingfield, Director, Science Policy, Labeling and Standards, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Marketing Products in Current Regulatory and Litigation Environment
    Steve Steinborn, JD, Hogan Lovells, US, LLP

The cost for the course is (USD) $1,545.  REGISTER