Food & Beverage Litigation: What’s Hot & What’s Not in 2017 & Beyond
Due to the growing number of claims from misleading product advertising or labels, consumer class action lawsuits filed against food and beverage companies are no longer uncommon. In the coming years, liability from food labeling is expected to proliferate considering the increasing complexity and heightened scrutiny.
In this LIVE Webcast, a notable team of thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide a walk-through of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding the Food & Beverage Litigation landscape. Speakers will also give highlights to the potential risks and pitfalls arising from this industry.
Key topics include:
- Litigation trends, including all natural, healthy, no sugar added, and non-GMO claims
- Regulatory trends, particularly menu labeling requirements and organic regulations
- Criminal enforcement
- Best practices
- Forecast for the future of food litigation and regulation
Brooke Killian Kim, Partner
Maggie Craig, Attorney
- Litigation trends
- Affirmative representation cases: all natural, healthy, no sugar added, non-GMO
- Misleading cases: Evaporated cane juice and “hidden sugar” cases, pesticide residue, “real fruit,” designer products made from ordinary ingredients (e.g., POM)
- California Proposition 65
- Preemption defense
- Regulatory Trends
- Menu labeling regulation
- Regulations relating to “organic”
- How are Courts interpreting regulations?
- Can FDA Experts testify about compliance?
- Criminal Trends
- Recent criminal cases and investigations
- Best practices
- What’s Next
- New nutrition facts panel (especially sugar labeling)
- GMO Labeling Law
- FSMA Implications (increased inspections nationally and internationally)
- How preemption decisions in pharmaceutical industry may impact food industry
- New chemicals: glyphosate, acrylamide, women’s health and soy
Who Should Attend:
- Food and Beverage Lawyers
- In-house Counsel and Advisers
- Brand Managers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Marketing and Advertising Directors
- Litigation Officers
- Senior Management
- Food and Beverage Services
Brooke Kim practices in the area of consumer and pharmaceutical products, with an emphasis in complex and mass torts and unfair competition claims. Ms. Kim represents food manufacturers in a variety of disputes, including consumer fraud class actions, personal injury suits, California Proposition 65 litigation, and supplier disputes. Her clients range from multinational pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers to smaller manufacturers of products in the natural food chain. Brooke has tried cases on behalf of technology companies and product manufacturers, and has successfully represented clients in mediation and arbitration.
Brooke Kim practices in the area of consumer and pharmaceutical products, with an emphasis in complex and mass torts and …
Maggie Craig focuses her practice in civil litigation and regulatory compliance, with a specific emphasis on food, nutrition and dietary supplements, consumer products, food and consumer product recalls, corporate compliance and consumer fraud class actions.
She represents national and international manufacturers of food, dietary supplements, food start-ups, cosmetics, clothing retailers and a variety of consumer products. She also has international in-house experience, working abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands as international regulatory and compliance legal counsel for a multi-national food company.
Maggie has hands on, in-depth experience navigating food and nutrition industry trends, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations. She also has extensive experience with the scientific substantiation landscape related to product benefit statements, including health claims, structure function claims, qualified health claims and product formulations.
As in-house counsel, Maggie served as international legal counsel to more than 40 business units with particular emphasis on building and executing corporate compliance initiatives and related compliance matters, as well as extensive regulatory advising and risk analysis for US product benefit statements claims covering products ranging from baby food to adult dietary supplements.
Maggie's training in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University combined with her litigation, regulatory and international in-house experience provides a particularly unique insight and advantage in food and dietary supplement-related litigation and regulatory matter and national and international corporate compliance matters.
Maggie Craig focuses her practice in civil litigation and regulatory compliance, with a specific emphasis on food, nutrition and dietary …
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Experience in consumer class action laws
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
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