Sponsored by GS1 US*Free for IFT membersThis webcast focuses on the industry implications of the new food safety legislation signed by President Obama. Learn about the critical implications of this legislation for both your organization and the food industry as a whole. The webcast focuses on product tracing, performance standards, third-party certification, and preventive control plans, and feature the insights and perspectives of the following experts:
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01/07/11 10:00 AM
John W Bode
John Bode LLC
Mr. Bode is attorney for John Bode LLC. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was educated at the United States Naval Academy and the University of Oklahoma, receiving his B.A. in 1977. He received his J.D. from George Mason University in 1983. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1983 and currently is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Mr. Bode concentrates his practice in legislative and regulatory matters. He served in three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture before joining the firm in 1989. As Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Food and Consumer Services, Mr. Bode was responsible for nutrition issues, almost half of the USDA's budget, and scores of rulemakings. During his tenure at USDA, Mr. Bode testified on behalf of the Reagan and Bush Administrations over seventy times and directly oversaw approximately 90 proposed and final rules. Before joining the USDA in 1981, he was on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and served on the staff of then-Governor of Oklahoma David L. Boren. Mr. Bode actively participated in the legislative efforts resulting in the enactment of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (pesticide reform), and 1997 FDA Reform legislation.Areas of Practice:Agriculture LawFood and Drug LawLegislationSpecial Agencies:U.S. Department of AgricultureFood and Drug AdministrationFederal Election CommissionOffice of Management and Budget.
Robert E Brackett, CFS
Dir & VP
Illinois Inst of Tech
Robert E. Brackett serves as Vice President and Director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), at the Illinois Institute of Technology . Dr. Brackett is responsible for executive leadership of NCFST and enhancing its stature and reputation as a national and international leader in food safety, technology, and nutrition.
Prior to coming to NCFST, Dr. Brackett served as Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Officer at the Washington-based Grocery Manufacturing Association (GMA), where he oversaw all of the association’s scientific and regulatory activity, including the operation of its in-house food safety laboratory.
Dr. Brackett has also served in various positions within the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), eventually attaining the position of Center Director. As Center Director, he provided executive leadership to CFSAN’s development and implementation of programs and policies relative to the composition, quality, safety, and labeling of foods, food and color additives, dietary supplements and cosmetics
From 1994 until 2000, Dr Brackett served as Professor of Food Science and Technology in the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, where he was an active researcher in the area of food microbiology, specializing in microbiological safety of foods. Dr. Brackett also served on the faculty of North Carolina State University where he held the title of Extension Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor. Dr. Brackett received his B.S. in bacteriology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in food microbiology, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Brackett has served elected leadership positions in several professional associations, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the International Association for Food Protection. He is also the recipient of numerous professional awards and serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and the Food, Drug, and Law Institute.
Anthony T Pavel Jr
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Anthony (Tony) Pavel is a Partner in the Food and Drug Practice of K&L Gates LLP, providing regulatory counseling to clients on food, drug, cosmetic and medical device products. Tony's practice centers on food law; he has a broad range of experience with issues including food packing and labeling, food safety compliance related to HACCP, SSOPs, food security measures under the BioTerrorism Act, GMPs, and GRAS self-affirmations and notifications. He also assists clients with novel food and color additive petitions, product claims in labeling, advertising, and other promotional material, as well as clinical research and substantiation issues, and regulatory strategies for functional foods and dietary supplements. Additional areas of his work include the National Organic Program, recall and market withdrawal strategies, import detentions, seizures and alleged food tampering. Tony is the current Chair of the Institute of Food Technologist’s Food Laws and Regulations Division. During Tony's undergraduate and legal studies, he worked for a food HACCP consulting business.
Mr. Pavel’s experience includes federal, state, and international regulation of FDA-regulated products and activities, and interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. While attending law school Mr. Pavel interned with the Illinois Attorney General's Office Health Care Bureau.