Venable LLP has announced that food industry attorney John Moore has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. Venable’s attorneys work on FDA, USDA, and FTC regulatory matters, as well as investigations, prosecutions, and enforcement actions. Moore, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, arrives from Hunton & Williams. Prior to his legal career, he worked for Baskin Robbins overseeing production for the company’s extensive ice cream line and also for yogurt maker YoFarm as a food technologist.
Moore’s practice focuses on the full spectrum of federal and state food and drug regulations, covering packaged foods, food additives, food contact substances, dietary supplements, alcoholic beverages, biologics, as well as consumable products of biotechnology. Among areas in which Moore has been particularly active include advising on the regulatory approval of new food products and dietary supplements, as well as alcoholic beverages; representing clients in FDA filings on food additive petitions and GRAS notifications; advising on the regulation of genetically modified crops and pesticides; counseling on the use of plastics, paper, and other packaging materials, equipment, and housewares in contact with food. He has also counseled clients specializing in pet food and animal feeds.
Moore received his JD (Juris Doctor) from the University of South Carolina, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina, and his BS from the University of Delaware. He is a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Chemical Society.