Two Upcoming Conferences Address Dietary Supplement and Food Regulatory Issues

January 23, 2009

Ricardo Carvajal of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. will be moderating panels or speaking in two upcoming conferences that address dietary supplement and food regulatory issues.  The first is a Food and Drug Law Institute conference titled “What you Need to Know Now about Emerging Dietary Supplements Issues & Trends,” January 29-30, at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.  For information and registration, click here. Conference sessions include: 

• Formulation and review of structure/function claims and health claims for dietary supplements
• Review of recent FDA enforcement actions concerning dietary supplements
• Handling an FDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspection, visit and audit
• Review of recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement actions
• Dietary supplement substantiation scientific perspective
• Codes of conduct and self-regulation
• Adverse Event Reporting (AER)
• New Dietary Ingredients (NDI’s) and GRAS status
• Emerging topics (e.g., FDAAA section 912)

The second conference is an American Bar Association Section of Litigation teleconference titled “Hot Topics in Food Law II,” February 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.  For information and registration, click here.  Issues to be discussed include:

• Pervasiveness of melamine, current cases and preventive measures to stay out of the fray
• How BPA became an issue and what the real public health risk is
• Differences between FDA’s regulation of contaminants and unsafe food additives
• Differences in how products labeled “natural,” “organic,” or “sustainable” are regulated, current cases, and the growing importance of this issue
• Risk prioritization and risk management strategies

Categories: Dietary Supplements |  Foods