Is it Time for a Single Food Agency?

November 2, 2016

That will be among several food policy topics discussed this Friday at a Food and Drug Law Journal Symposium titled Law and Food Systems: Institutional Pathways Toward a New Paradigm?  Proposals for a single food agency have bubbled up over the years, and the impending election makes now a good time to reconsider the issue.  Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.'s Ricardo Carvajal will participate in a panel discussion of factors weighing for and against such a restructuring, and keynote speakers will discuss a blueprint for a national food system.  Other topics that will be addressed during the symposium include the relative influence and efficacy of public and private food safety regulation, the role of federal agencies in food justice, the intersection of food and environmental regulation, and a reconsideration biotechnology regulation.  The symposium will be held at Georgetown University Law Center.  Additional information and registration is available here.