Have you experienced confusion or frustration due to complexities in the food production landscape? Designed for marketing and product development professionals, this live, interactive webcast will explore the needs and challenges facing consumers, government, food organizations, and academia.
Through practical insights and business drivers presented by key policymakers, it will identify areas of commonality versus conflict across all sectors. The interdependency between food policy, science, and product development through production also will be explored
Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Product manufacturers, Academics, Students
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01/10/12 11:00 AM
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.
Dick Crawford is the principal at Geezers, LLC, a company he founded in 2009. He divides his time between for-fee consulting for global and U.S. companies with interests in nutrition, food safety, agriculture, marketing, trade, taxation and other food industry issues and pro bono services for organizations that work on causes he believes in. Crawford formerly served as Corporate Vice President for Government Affairs at McDonald's Corporation. In this capacity, he developed and managed the corporation's domestic and global legislative and regulatory strategies for a wide range of issues, including nutrition and health policies. He is a former member of the National Academy of Science’s Food Forum and two federal advisory committees—the International Sector Advisory Committee for Wholesaling and Retailing, which advises on U.S. international trade policy, and the Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases Advisory Committee.
Govt Affrs VP
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Since 2008, Paul Carothers has served as Vice President Government Affairs for Yum! Brands, Inc., the parent company of over 36,000 Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC restaurants worldwide. Paul provides leadership for the company in its relationships with federal, state, local and international government bodies.
Prior to joining Yum!, Paul served for 14 years in senior corporate and government affairs roles with Kraft Foods Inc. As Vice President Global Public Affairs he was responsible for Kraft’s global issues management and corporate responsibility programs. He was a member of Kraft’s Health and Wellness Steering Team, and led its Worldwide Corporate Responsibility Council. Paul also served as Vice President Corporate Affairs for Kraft’s international businesses from 1999-2002, and as Vice President Government Affairs leading U.S. federal and state government relations programs from 1993-1999. Paul represented Kraft on the Executive Committee of the Brussels-based World Federation of Advertisers for a number of years, and was President of that organization from 2004-2006.
Prior to his years with Kraft, Paul spent a decade in a variety of policy and advocacy positions in the public and private sectors in Washington, D.C., including key staff roles in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
Paul and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C. area.
Thomas G Neltner
Natural Resources Defense Council
Tom Neltner, J.D., C.H.M.M., is Director of the Food Additive Project in the Pew Health Group at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Neltner is a chemical engineer, practicing attorney, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with experience in state government, chemical manufacturing, small business support, academia, and public interest advocacy. Before joining the Pew Health Group in May 2010, he managed the Natl. Healthy Homes Training Center and Network for the Natl. Center for Healthy Housing. The Training Center—funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—builds public health capacity for health and housing professionals. Neltner managed a network of more than 25 training partners across the United States. Most of the training partners are cooperative extension services or schools of public health. As a volunteer for the Sierra Club, he worked on various issues involving chemicals in commerce, including air fresheners, formaldehyde in wood products, lead and cadmium in children’s products, and certain surfactants.
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.