1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central
In partnership with and organized by the IFT Washington DC Section, this webcast is an opportunity for food industry professionals to hear directly from FDA on the proposed labeling requirements for restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines, and ask questions prior to the comment deadline on June 6, 2011.
The complexities of menu labeling became very clear following the release (in August 2010) and subsequent withdrawal (January 2011) of a draft menu labeling guidance by FDA. The agency withdrew the draft guidance based in part on comments by industry, and has proceeded to a full notice and comment rulemaking to better address the needs of the public and industry.
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Jessica Leighton, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Advisor for Science in the Office of the Commissioner/Office of Foods at FDA will present an overview of the proposed rule and answer questions from the webcast and live audience.
This webcast will be moderated by Anthony T. Pavel, Partner, K&L Gates, and broadcast live with the IFT Washington DC Section Meeting attendees.
Links to the proposed rule, additional background, and the electronic docket to submit comments may be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ucm217762.htm.
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05/17/11 1:00 PM
Jessica Leighton, Ph.d., MPH
Sr Advisor for Science
FDA Assc. Comm. Regulatory
Jessica Leighton has been the Senior Advisor for Science in the Office of Foods/Office of Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since December 2009. In this capacity, she provides scientific, epidemiologic and nutrition expertise and policy coordination to the FDA Foods Program, leading the FDA's key nutrition initiatives on nutrition labeling, obesity, sodium and trans fat.
Prior to working at the FDA, Dr. Leighton was the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she worked for over 20 years. As Deputy Commissioner, she oversaw 1,000 staff and $70 million for 14 programs including food safety; childhood lead poisoning; and environmental policy and surveillance.
Dr. Leighton has a B.S. in nutrition and foods from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology and a Masters in Public Health, both from Columbia University.
Pub Affairs Spec
Nat'l Restaurant Assoc
Dan Roehl is a Public Affairs Specialist for the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C. His primary responsibilities include congressional and regulatory advocacy on behalf of restaurant operators in the Association’s Food and Healthy Living Imperative.
Before coming to the National Restaurant Association, Dan served as Staff Director in the Office of Congressional Relations at the United States Department of Agriculture where he focused on food safety and nutrition topics. He also spent eight years on Capitol Hill as the Policy Director for Congressman Mark Green from Wisconsin.
Dan is originally from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Shiloh and son Luke.
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.