Whose Standards Do You Pay Attention To?

Session Track: Opening Session
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012; 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Session Description

This panel discussion will provide a comprehensive review on the current standards landscape. Through this session, you will learn how to manage your company’s focus on—and adherence to—standards. You will also learn where there is consistency and agreement in supporting standards, contrast the differences between standards and identify why these differences exist, and understand how to manage the various standards within the industry.

Speaker Information

Craig Henry, ERS Director, Deloitte & Touche LLPCraig Henry
Dr. Craig Henry serves as one of the directors within Deloitte’s food & product safety practice. He brings a globally integrated approach to food and product safety to help companies deploy solutions that integrate risk and compliance approaches. Dr. Henry is well known in the food and product safety industry. He serves as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Food and Agriculture Sector Coordinating Council, and has served as a co-chairperson for the federal Food and Agricultural Sector Coordinating Council representing the private sector of the food industry.

Bob Hibbert, Partner, Morgan Lewis (Moderator)
Mr. Hibbert’s practice focuses upon federal regulation of the food and agricultural industries, with emphasis upon USDA. Areas of particular concern include food safety, food security, animal health,biotechnology, labeling, advertising, and new product development. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hibbert was a partner with a leading Washington, D.C. law firm. He formerly served as a senior attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and subsequently directed the USDA’s standards and labeling staff, formulating policy in areas including food safety, product standards and nutrition labeling. He also held the position of Vice President and General Counsel with the American Meat Institute.

Philip Olsson, Founding Principal Attorney, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PCPhilip Olsson
OFW Law is a Washington D.C. law firm which specializes in food and agriculture issues. Mr. Olsson represents companies and trade associations regulated by agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture and by the Food and Drug Administration at every level from meetings with agency officials up to and through litigation In United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeal. In 1969, he joined the United States Department of Agriculture where, from 1971 to 1973, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Consumer Services. 

Patricia A. Wester, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Certification, Food Safety Net Services

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