MSU College of Law


Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - The Henry Center For Executive Development

Day 1 Theme: The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Prevention is the Guiding Principle 

All presentations in Room A169 of the Henry Center


Registration outside of Room A169

Continental breakfast served in atrium adjacent to Room A169


Melanie B. Jacobs, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs and Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Welcome to Michigan State University
President Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University


Keynote: The Stage is Set for the Global Governance of Food
P. Vincent Hegarty, PhD, Founding Director/Professor Emeritus, MSU Institute for Food Laws & Regulations


Current FDA Enforcement Trends: Avoiding a Criminal Investigation
David AchesonM.D., President and CEO, The Acheson Group LLC

10:15 Break served in atrium adjacent to room A169


Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Regulations: Understanding the Nuances of the New Requirements
Leslie Bourquin, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University


Foreign Supplier Verification and Voluntary Qualified Importer Programs: Getting Food Into the U.S.
Stuart M. Pape, JD, Shareholder, Polsinelli, P.C.

12:00 Lunch served in Atrium adjacent to Room A169

PANEL: Complete Compliance -- the Best Company Strategy
Moderator: Steve Kluting, JD, Regional Director, Food & Agribusiness Practice; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Planning the Smart Path for Implementation
Charles Breen, Senior Advisor for FSMA, EAS Consulting Group

What’s Theirs is Yours: Assessing Suppliers’ Compliance & Co-Packers’ Responsibilities
Kenneth M. Odza, JD, Corporate Counsel, Food Safety, Kellogg Company

Beyond Compliance: Using Private Certification to Exceed Expectations
Robert Prevendar, MPH, Global Managing Director, Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International

3:15 Break in Atrium adjacent to Room A169

Upon Further Review: Preparing for and Handling an FDA Inspection
Daniel Dwyer, JD, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker, LLP


All on the Same Page: How States Are Working with the FDA to Achieve National Uniformity
Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

Tim Slawinski, Emerging Issues Specialist, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

5:00 Adjourn



Reception in the University Club Heritage Lounge

Dinner in the University Club Heritage Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - College of Law

Day 2 Theme: Globalized Food Chains: The Regulation of Novel Technologies and Managing Risks and Legal Liabilities

All presentations in the Castle Board Room, Room 343 College of Law


Transport from the Candlewood Suites to the College of Law
(Buses will start running at 8:00 AM and will run every 15 minutes until 9:00 AM)

Continental breakfast at College of Law served in Castle Board Room


Welcome to the College of Law
Jayesh Patel, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, Urban Food Law Clinic, Michigan State University College of Law


FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs District Offices’ Roles in Enforcement of the FDCA & FSMA

Art Czabaniuk, Supervisor of Consumer Safety Officers/District Director, Detroit District Office, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10:00 Break served in the Castle Board Room

GMO and Novel Technologies Regulations


The Current Legal Framework for Food Innovation in the EU: An Overview of EU Novel Food and GMO Legislation
Francesco Planchenstainer, JD, PhD, Senior Regulatory & Food Law Specialist at Mead Johnson Nutrition


Safety Assessment of Pesticides and GM Crops: Similarities and Differences
Robert Hollingworth, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Entomology, Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University

11:45 Lunch served adjacent to the Castle Board Room

Panel: Supply Chain Risks Management
Moderator, Cory Carter, MJ, Founder/CEO, Carter Regulatory Group

Food Litigation Landscape: Trends and Emerging Legal Risks
Hannah Chanoine, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University School of Law

Global Supply Chain Security and Transparency: Identifying and Controlling Risks Before They Become Problems
Jennifer McEntire, PhD, Vice President, Science Operations, Grocery Manufacturers Association

3:15 Break served in the Castle Board Room

Supply Chain Risks Management


Food Fraud, Intentional Adulteration, and Food Counterfeiting: A recipe for disaster
John Spink, PhD, Director & Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University


Recalls: Understanding Your Exposure and Insurance Coverage and How Best to Respond
Shawn Stevens, JD, Global Food Safety Attorney, Food Industry Counsel LLC

5:00 Adjourn

Transport from College of Law to Candlewood Suites
(Buses will leave at 5:10 and 5:40)

Dinner on own, see materials for restaurant information

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - The Henry Center for Executive Development

Day 3 Theme: Current Issues in Advertising and Labeling

All presentations in room A169 of the Henry Center

8:00 Continental breakfast served in atrium adjacent to room A169
8:30 Fundamentals of Food Advertising Law
Adam Ekonomon, JD, LLM, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The J.M. Smucker Company
9:15 The FTC and Advertising: What Can Trigger an Investigation?
Mary Engle, JD, ‎Associate Director for Advertising Practices at Federal Trade Commission
10:00 Break served in atrium adjacent to room A169
10:15 Nutrition labeling across markets: Changing U.S. and Global Requirements and Private Labeling Initiatives
Kimberly Wingfield, Director, Science Policy, Labeling and Standards, Grocery Manufacturers Association
11:00 Marketing Products in the Current Regulatory and Litigation Environment
Steve Steinborn, JD, Partner, Hogan Lovells, US, LLP
11:45 Lunch served in atrium adjacent to room A169
Issue certificates
Michaela Oldfield
2:00 Adjourn