Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) – Food Policy Update

February 19, 2015
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Calling food industry professionals! Keeping abreast of the latest developments in food laws, regulations, and policy initiatives is absolutely critical for being compliant and anticipating that next step. Presented as a one-day program, the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Food Policy Update is an opportunity to hear from and network with officials from the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with leading lawyers and industry leaders.

Topics will include:

  • Regulatory Update from FDA CFSAN
  • Regulatory Update from USDA FSIS
  • Lunch & GMO Legislative Update: Keynote Speaker John Bode
  • GRAS Update – Building GRAS for the Future
  • FDA’s Menu & Vending Labeling Rules – Overview and Challenges

Come and make new connections with your colleagues. 

This program is targeted for professionals in regulatory, marketing, product development, quality assurance/quality control, and supply chain fields.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:00 am-4:15 pm

Morgan Lewis
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tony Pavel | Partner, Morgan Lewis
Steven Musser, Ph.D. | Deputy Director for Scientific Operations, CFSAN/FDA
Alfred V. Almanza | Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety; Acting Administrator, FSIS/USDA
John Bode | President and C.E.O., Corn Refiners Association
Antonia Mattia, Ph.D | Director, Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review, OFAS/CFSAN/FDA
Emilia C. Lonardo, Ph.D. | Vice President of Consumer Product Safety and Science Policy, GMA
Devon Hill | Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP
Felicia Billingslea | Director, Division of Food Labeling and Standards, ONLDS/CFSAN/FDA
Daniel Reese | Food Technologist, Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements, CFSAN/FDA
Ricardo Carvajal | Partner, Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, PC
Jennifer Hatcher | SVP of Government Relations and Public Affairs, FMI
Eric Dell | Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAMA

$75 for IFT members; $100 for nonmembers (includes networking breakfast and lunch with keynote speaker)