Food and Drug Law Institute Sponsors Major Food Safety Conference

Saturday, December 15, 2007 General News J E 4
Top-Level Meeting Will Explore Solutions to Food Safety Issues in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several recent high profile recalls regarding pathogens in fresh produce and meat, and contaminants in animal and human food have triggered an evaluation of the safety of the United States food supply. These incidents have forced firms in the food industry to deal with multiple legislative initiatives, heightened regulatory pressures and an increasingly skeptical and aggressive media.

To explore these issues, the Food and Drug Law Institute is sponsoring Food Safety: Problems & Solutions -- Experts Discuss What Needs to Be Done and Predict What Will Happen, Jan. 24, 2008, at The Madison Hotel, in Washington, D.C.

This FDLI program will examine the most significant food safety issues facing the industry from the perspective of the industry, government, consumer groups and other thought leaders The program also will explore various legislative initiatives and evaluate the impact the proposed legislation would have on the industry.

Featured speakers include:

Cathleen A. Enright, Ph.D., Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Western Growers Association;

Miriam J. Guggenheim, Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP;

Stuart M. Pape, Managing Partner, Patton Boggs LLP;

David Lazarus, Legislative Assistant, Senator Richard J. Durbin, U.S. Senate;

Caroline Smith Dewaal, J.D., Director of Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest; and

Michael R. Taylor, Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University

Representatives from HHS, FDA and USDA have been invited to participate in the conference.

To register for the conference, visit or call (800) 956-6923 or (202) 371-1420.

Founded in 1949, FDLI publishes the award-winning, peer-reviewed Food and Drug Law Journal; the bimonthly magazine Update; FDA Directory; and dozens of books and publications for attorneys, regulatory affairs practitioners, scientists, health care professionals, government employees and marketers in the food and drug field. For more information, visit

SOURCE Food and Drug Law Institute


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