Are you prepared for the impact of possible sodium regulations on your products? The sodium issue continues to be hotly debated. Some organizations are advocating for government regulation of sodium in foods, while others believe that there is insufficient evidence for doing so.
Two experts will discuss this issue within balanced, evidence-based perspectives, so that you will better understand the sodium dilemma and what legal and regulatory issues may be enacted in the near future.
You will better understand:
Product Developers, Management, Sales & Marketing, Regulators/Regulatory Affairs, Packaging, Dietitians, Food Scientists
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02/27/09 12:00 AM
Dr Roger A Clemens, CFS, DrPH
Dr. Roger A. Clemens is Chief Scientific Officer for Horn (aka E.T. Horn Company). He also serves as Regulatory Science faculty and adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the USC School of Pharmacy. He was the Scientific Advisor for Nestlé USA for more than 21 years. He has published more than 50 original manuscripts in nutrition and food science, participated in more than 250 invited domestic and international lectures, served as an expert panel member for the food industry, scientific organizations, trade associations and regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada and Europe, and provided more than 500 media interviews on food science, nutrition and health. Dr. Clemens is IFT's immediate past-president (2012-2013), professional member of and Fellow in the Institute. He is a former leader in IFT at local (Chair, Southern California IFT), division (Chair, Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division and Nutrition Division) and national (Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee) levels.Dr. Clemens was a member of the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and member of the American Dietetic Association's Committee on Dietetic Registration (CDR). He currently serves on the USP expert committee on food ingredients.
Robert Hahn, Esq
Olsson Frank Weeda Terman
Mr. Hahn is a principal at OFW Law. He advises companies and trade associations on compliance with Food and Drug Administration law and regulations, with a primary focus on foods. The core of his practice consists of advising food and dietary supplement companies – including manufacturers, processors, distributors, and retailers – on labeling and advertising, formulation, import/export, Bioterrorism Act and food defense, inspection, recall, and enforcement matters. Mr. Hahn also practices health care law, with a focus on the Medicare program. He joined the firm in 1998 after serving for several years as Director of Legal Affairs at the consumer group Public Voice for Food and Health Policy (now merged with the Consumer Federation of America). Prior to that, he worked in Guangzhou, China with the U.S. law firm Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois, Bisgaard, Buxbaum & Choi (now Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP). He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Hahn was born in New Hyde Park, New York and graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 1980. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1984 and a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1994. Mr. Hahn was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1985 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2001. He is currently a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars. Areas of Practice: Food Law Health Care Law Bar Admissions: New York, 1985 District of Columbia, 2001 Education: Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1984 Juris Doctor Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994 Masters of Public Health Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1980 Bachelor of Arts Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Published Works: "Caution recommended when adding caffeine to new foods", Foodnavigator-usa.com, Feb. 27, 2007 "Importing Food into the United States: A Regulatory Guide", The Food Institute Press, 2007 "US Food Labeling Guide III", The Food Institute Press, 2006 "A Food Industry Users Guide to the Bioterrorism Act and Regulations", The Food Institute Press, 2003 "Food Labeling" and "Adulteration of Food", Entries, Encyclopedia of Food, Solomon Katz, ed., 2002 "Guide to Handling FDA Food Inspections", The Food Institute Press, 2002 "No Government Guarantee? A Review of FDA's Policies Regarding GE Foods", School Foodservice & Nutrition, October, 2001 "The Legal Framework for the Regulation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients," Chapter 2 in Validation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Berry and Harpaz, eds., 2nd edition, 2001 "Food Products Recall Manual", The Food Institute Press, 2001 "Primer on Food Biotechnology", The Food Institute Press, 2000