Food Litigation in the 2019 Landscape: Significant Trends and Developments Explored!
Food litigation filings remain to be an active area in the class-action litigation landscape. Recent class action filing trends focused on false labeling, slack-fill, and alleged all-natural claims. Hence, to avoid costly and time-consuming lawsuits that could garner unfavorable media attention, companies should be updated of what consumers are concerned with and prepare defenses and strategies in treating these advertising claims.
Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with the latest and emerging trends in food litigation. Speakers, among other things, will analyze how to mitigate possible risks and what to expect in the coming year.
This LIVE webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- Food Litigation – Recent Trends and Developments
- Notable Cases and Court Rulings
- Litigation Strategies
- Best Risk Mitigation Practices
- What Lies Ahead?
- Latest updates on ‘natural’ claims, including “naturally flavored”
- Health and nutrient claims as basis for plaintiffs’ false and misleading advertising allegations, including “nutrient content claims” and “diet” claims
- Slack fill litigation
- False labeling complaints regarding product sourcing, contents, and quality, e.g., grass fed, product origin claims
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- Prop 65 for food manufacturers
- Recent cases
- New chemicals coming online
- New labelling issues
- Supply Chain for food manufacturers
- Recent cases on Transparency
- New overseas laws
- First North Korea sanctions
- The Continuing Fight over CBD as a food ingredient
- Farm Bill
- DEA v FDA
Who Should Attend:
- Food & Beverage Manufacturers
- Food & 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
Kristen Klesh advises clients on a range of FDA/FTC regulatory matters, including promotional/marketing practices, manufacturing compliance, and regulation of clinical research. With respect to advertising/marketing of cosmetics, foods, and dietary supplements, Kristen has evaluated claim substantiation under NAD decisions and FTC rules. She has also advised dietary supplement companies in developing labeling claims, including “structure/function” and health claims, and has assisted cosmetic and drug companies with FDA’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug Monograph requirements.
Kristen’s experience also includes drug, device, and dietary supplement companies in compliance matters related to FDA’s good manufacturing practices (GMP) requirements, and helping to perform GMP compliance audits on behalf of clients.
With respect to medical devices, she has assisted clients in obtaining 510(k) clearance, evaluating their roles and responsibilities under FDA’s Quality System Regulation, and has significant experience regarding compliance related to FDA’s medical device reporting (MDR) requirements.
Kristen Klesh advises clients on a range of FDA/FTC regulatory matters, including promotional/marketing practices, manufacturing compliance, and regulation of clinical …
Nathan is an attorney admitted in the United States and Australia working in complex litigation, class action defense, product liability, brand protection and regulatory compliance. Nathan specializes in representing retailers and manufacturers, particularly food, beverage, dietary supplement and cosmetics companies. His work regulatory practice includes the full range of, advertising claims and clearance, including labelling and warnings required by the FDA, FTC, USDA, Prop 65 and TSCA. He also advising clients on complex supply chain issues and represents online retailers comply with ADA and W3C standards. Nathan’s litigation practice includes defending consumer companies in product liability, class actions, false advertising actions, private attorney general actions and competitor suits. He has litigated consumer cases in federal and state court, before consumer tribunals and in arbitration proceedings.
Nathan is an attorney admitted in the United States and Australia working in complex litigation, class action defense, product liability, …
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