Area of focus

Food Legislation and Regulatory Policy Development

In a complex global market, it’s essential for companies to anticipate, assess, and respond to a host of domestic and international regulatory challenges. With significant experience in...

Representative experience

Represented a coalition of food industry trade associations and companies in the enactment and implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.

Assisted clients in developing health claim petitions that would authorize the use of various health and qualified health claims on foods and dietary supplements.

On behalf of major food manufacturers and their trade associations, we assisted in developing petitions seeking FDA authorization to make nutrient content claims related to carbohydrates in food.

Represented food industry trade associations and companies in the development and implementation of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act).

Represented a coalition of food industry trade associations and individual companies before the U.S. Congress in shaping legislation governing allergen labelling.

Served as legal counsel to a coalition of food industry trade associations whose efforts led to the enactment of the Federal Anti-Tampering Act.

Represented the seed industry’s national trade association in legislation leading to an amendment of the Plant Variety Protection Act that strengthened seed companies’ intellectual property rights.

Provided strategic guidance and counseling on comments submitted in response to a rule that would establish new manufacturing and premarket notification requirements for new infant formulas.

Assisted importers of meat and meat-derived ingredients in addressing USDA restrictions on imports, helping shape realistic U.S. policy and facilitate the importation of food and food ingredients into the U.S.

FDA Issues First Warning Letter for Foreign Supplier Verification Program Violations under FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the first Warning Letter addressing violations of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule, one of the seven major...

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FDA announces reinspection and VQIP fees for Fiscal Year 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 fee rates, which in particular cover the fees for facility reinspections and participation in the...

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National Advertising Division issues decision on "0 g added sugars" claim for oatmilk

Oatly, Inc. has chosen to discontinue its “no added sugars” advertising claims after the Campbell Soup Company brought a challenge before the National Advertising Division...

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FDA Finalizes Guidance on How to Determine Whether a Company Meets the “Small Business” Definition under the FSMA Preventive Controls Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized its “Guidance for Industry: Determining the Number of Employees for Purposes of the ‘Small Business’...

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FSIS Issues Compliance Guideline on Kit Labeling

Yesterday, FSIS issued its long-awaited guidance on the labeling and packaging of “kit” products. Although FSIS has long informally applied its “kit policy,”...

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