Opening Session: 2012 Food Policy in Review – Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts

Session Track: Opening Session
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Session Description

This session will cover a year-in-review for food policy, focusing on topics such as harmonization, global public policy influence and events, and more. Through this session, you will understand the short- and long-term impacts of 2012 public policy events. You will also identify the events in 2012 that are most meaningful
to the future of the industry, and your business.

Speaker Information

Fred H. Degnan, Partner, King & SpaldingFred Degnan
Mr. Degnan, a partner in the firm’s FDA & Life Sciences Practice Group, came to King & Spalding in 1988 bringing with him over eleven years of broad experience in FDA’s Office of the Chief Counsel. From 1980 to 1988, Mr. Degnan served as FDA’s Associate Chief Counsel for Foods and as an Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement. His career at FDA included extensive experience with food and drug issues including safety, nutrition and health, labeling, good manufacturing practice, packaging, biotechnology and the use of risk assessment and risk management in the regulation of the safety of food components.