The Food and Drug Law Institute's Food Week (2011)

Part of The Food and Drug Law Institute's Food Week held in Washington D.C, this conference will provide an overview of the major provisions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. It will answer key questions, such as "What provisions of the law require immediate attention?" Food safety law experts, including Bill Marler discussed and debated the major pieces of the legislation, including: responsibilities for food manufacturers, in particular, records maintenance and access, and supply chain management; controls over imports, such as supplier verification and third party certification; enhanced FDA enforcement powers, including mandatory recalls and more frequent inspections; and new fees for food companies and importers. Further, speakers addressed the expected challenges FDA will face with writing regulations, developing guidance and explore the effect of limited resources on the FDA's implementation of the new law.