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Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 Benjamin England, SpecialCounsel with Jones Walker, will testify before the Subcommittee onAgriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and RelatedAgencies, of the House Committee on Appropriations, on Tuesday, September 25,2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2362A of the Rayburn House Office Building. Histestimony will focus on the on the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) ImportStrategic Plan that relates to the import of food, drugs and products fromother countries, principally China.

Mr. England spent 17 years with the FDA, his last three years asRegulatory Counsel to the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. Heis the co-author of the FDA Import Strategic Plan, the foundational documentfor the FDA's current Strategic Framework and Action Plan.

Mr. England is available to the news media to discuss his testimony, andthe areas of:

Mr. England can be reached by contacting Debra Colbert, 301-565-5329,daccomm@aol.com; cell: 301-332-0813

Jones Walker, with more than 200 attorneys, provides the full range oflegal services to a national and international corporate client base throughoffices in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For moreinformation, visit http://www.joneswalker.com.-- Current issues related to the import of toys, food, and pharmaceuticals from China and other countries -- Measurable solutions to the current FDA import crisis -- Implications of FDA reorganization and the single food agency proposals -- Legislative proposals intended to reinforce the FDA's import inspection process -- Risk management applied by industry to the benefit of consumers -- FDA regulatory compliance and enforcement and inspections issues -- The intersection of Customs, FDA and other border agency jurisdictions, programs, and policies -- Consumer protection issues

SOURCE Jones Walker
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