Counseling Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, and Restaurants on Food Labeling Laws
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 120 minutes
2:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Central
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific
This food law CLE will cover a myriad of food and alcohol labeling issues affecting food entrepreneurs, restaurants and agriculture producers that sell their products direct to the consumer. The CLE will give an overview of the regulatory framework at the federal, state and local levels explaining the roles of various government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). The CLE will also briefly discuss the following:
- Labeling of fish, meat, poultry and eggs sold in interstate commerce vs. intrastate commerce (including egg and meat grades)
- Labeling of alcoholic beverages sold in interstate commerce vs. intrastate commerce
- Food Allergen Labeling & Consumer Protection Act
- FDA “Front of Package” labels
- Nutrient claims
- National Organic Program
- Ambiguous and (oftentimes) misunderstood food descriptions on labels (e.g., “natural,” “healthy,” “local,” “cage free,” “free range,” “pure,” “fresh squeezed,” “high fiber,” “grass-fed,” “pasture-fed,” “humane”)
- USDA Process Verified Programs (e.g., Non-hormone treated verified beef cattle, antibiotic free verified beef cattle, naturally raised)
- Marketing claims, including Food Safety Inspection Service (“FSIS”) animal raising claims (e.g., “Angus beef”)
- Labeling for cottage food operations (i.e., home-based kitchens)
- Labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMO’s”)
- Labeling for kosher and halal food
- Labeling in a restaurant (including nutrient content claims, health claims, dietary guidance, use of undefined terms, and ready-to-eat foods not for immediate consumption)
Dr. Stan Benda, Barrister & Solicitor, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Ryerson University Business School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jason Foscolo, Principal/Owner, Jason Foscolo LLC, Sag Harbor, NY
Alan A. Fowler, Principal/Owner, Alan Fowler Law, PLLC, Key West, FL
Erin Hawley, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, School of Law, Columbia, MO
Leon J. Letter, Principal/Owner, Law Offices of Leon J. Letter, PLLC, Flushing, MI
Lindsey Peebles, Principal/Owner, Law Offices of Lindsey Peebles), Austin, TX
Amy Salberg, Principal/Owner, Salberg Law, LLC, West Bend, WI
Jean Terranova, Principal/Owner, Law Office of Jean Terranova, Boston, MA
Cari Rincker (Moderator), Principal/Owner, Rincker Law, PLLC,
New York, NY
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The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page. The ABA will seek 2.0 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 2.4 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. Click here to view a list of 60- and 50-minute-hour states.
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New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 2.0 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program.
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