Vol. 2, No. 10


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Upcoming GPSolo CLE

Counseling Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, and Restaurants on Food Labeling Laws

Thursday, May 30, 2013

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Central


This food law CLE will cover myriad food and alcohol labeling issues affecting food entrepreneurs, restaurants, and agriculture producers that sell their products directly 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 US 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., nonhormone 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 (GMOs)
  • 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)


Program Faculty: 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

To register for the teleconference, please click here.


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