Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Food Law Short Courses
Food Law Short Course & Seminar

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Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
The program consists of two courses, a U.S. food law short course, and a food regulation current issues seminar. Participants may choose to take one or both. The courses are offered in a collegial, intimate learning environment.

U.S. Food Law Short Course
July 16-17 (Monday-Tuesday) 2012
The U.S. Food Law Short Course is designed as an introduction to U.S. food laws and regulations for professionals in the field. It is well suited for those new to the field but also comprehensive enough on the essential elements of food law to provide a refresher course for the experienced professional.

Food Regulation Current Issues Seminar
 July 18-19 (Wednesday-Thursday) 2012
The Food Regulation Current Issues Seminar provides practical education on current food legal and regulatory issues. The topics cover cutting edge issues of food regulation, involving FDA, USDA, advertising, and global issues. Speakers from the legal, government, food industry, and academic professions will present practical food safety and food law information and case studies. 
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Free Bonus
U.S. Food Law Short Course participants will receive a copy of the book, Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice by Neal Fortin. The book provides an accessible discussion of the federal statutes, regulations, and agencies involved in food regulation in the United States.
The Instructors

David ACHESON, Partner at Leavitt Partners, former Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection, FDA

Les BOURQUIN, Professor of Food Safety, Michigan State University

Ricardo CARVAJAL, Attorney and Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

Roger CLEMENS, Chief Scientific Officer, Horn; President, Institute of Food Technologists

Nicole COUTRELIS, Lawyer and Partner, Coutrelis & Associes, Paris and Brussels

Neal FORTIN, Attorney, Professor and Director, Institute for Food Laws and Regulations

P. Vincent HEGARTY, Founding Director and Professor Emeritus, Institute for Food Laws and Regulation

James E. HOADLEY, Senior Consultant, EAS Consultant Group

Steve KLUTING, Attorney and Partner, Varnum, LLP

Janine LEWIS, Principal Nutritionist, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Scott J. MACINTYRE (invited), District Director, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kenneth ODZA, Corporate Counsel, Food Safety, Kellogg Company

F. Edward SCARBROUGH, Principal, Scarbrough Consultants, former U.S. Manager for Codex and Director

Jenny SCOTT (invited), Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, FDA CFSAN

John SPINK, Director, Packaging for Food and Product Protection Initiative, MSU

Steve STEINBORN, Attorney and Partner, Hogan Lovells, US, LLP

Charles WOODHOUSE, Attorney and Partner, Woodhouse Shanahan PA

Cathy WEIR, Global Regulatory Associate Director, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Gerald WOJTALA, Executive Director, International Food Protection Training Institute

About IFLR

Learn more about IFLR at:
www.IFLR.msu.edu or call (517) 355-8295
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Institute for Food Laws and Regulation
Michigan State University, 139 G.M. Trout Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

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Friday, May 18, 2012

FDA to Convene a FSMA Public Meeting on International Capacity Building with Respect to Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Public Meeting on International Capacity Building with Respect to Food Safety. The meeting will be held on June 19, 2012, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC. Read more information on the FSMA International Capacity Building Public Meeting.

For more information on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act, visit http://www.fda.gov/fsma.