February 16, 2011, 1:00 – 3:30 pm Central
This webcast is held in partnership with and organized by the IFT Washington DC Section. You will learn how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have significantly escalated their enforcement activity over the last two years. Food and dietary supplement companies must ensure that their labeling and advertising are adequately substantiated and do not run afoul of FDA and FTC requirements.
Presentations include: FTC’s Substantiation Policy and Recent Actions Against Food & Supplement Claims; FDA's Scientific Requirements for Health Claims; and Violative Labeling Claims and FDA Enforcement Activities; concluding with a panel discussion and questions from the audience.
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02/16/11 1:00 PM
Director, Division of Advertising Practices
Federal Trade Commission
Ms Mary K Engle directs the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices. The Division is responsible for regulating national advertising matters, including claims about food, OTC drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and Internet services. Ms. Engle joined the FTC as a staff attorney in 1990, has held a number of management positions in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and has served as an advisor to a Commissioner. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Engle practiced law with a firm in Washington, D.C. She received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986.
Supr Nutrition Scie Eval Team
Dr. Paula Trumbo leads the Nutrition Science Evaluation team within the Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA. Her team oversees the scientific review of health claims using an evidence-based review system developed by her team. This review system has been used to evaluate approximately 75 petitioned health claims.
Corporate Labeling Associate
McKee Foods Corp.
Ms Lynn Szybist is team leader of the Labeling Regulations Implementation Team within the Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA. Her team works on the policy and technical reviews for labeling enforcement cases.
Dr Leila G Saldanha
Leila G Saldanha, PhD, RD, is Chair of IFT's Washington DC-Section. She is Principal at NutrIQ® a nutrition-oriented consulting firm that offers nutrition-marketing, communications, scientific, and technical regulatory consulting services related to foods and dietary supplements. Leila assists companies with developing nutrition and health claims allowed in labeling and advertising, the scientific evidence necessary to support such claims, and the design of research studies to substantiate these claims. She also assists in identifying scientifically supported health and nutrition ingredients for product formulation.Leila also serves as a Scientific Consultant at the National Institutes of Health where she provides technical assistance with the development of government-funded dietary supplement databases and the implementation of the Dietary Supplements Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program. She also assists with planning and coordinating scientific conferences and expert reviews, and publication of proceedings in peer-reviewed journals.Prior to consulting, Leila was Vice President, Nutritional Sciences for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a trade organization representing manufacturers and distributors of non-prescription (OTC) medicines and dietary supplement products. Leila has held several progressively responsible senior managerial roles during her 10 plus years at the Kellogg Company, including Director Nutrition and Scientific Affairs for the AsiaPacific region and Director Nutrition Affairs. Before joining Kellogg, she was Assistant Professor, Department Animal Science, Food and Nutrition at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Assistant Instructor at Kansas State University.Leila is an active professional member of the Institute for Food Technologists, American Society for Nutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association). Leila has authored and co-authored several publications. She received her MS and PhD degrees from Kansas State University, and undergraduate training in Mumbai, India.
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.