This webinar will discuss compliance with current US food labeling laws and the new requirements being proposed by the FDA.Misbranding is one of the major reasons that imported foods are refused admission into the United States. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the distribution of food products in the country, considers food to be misbranded if it contains false or misleading labeling.
09/15/2015 09:00 AM09/15/2015 03:00 PMTraining Topic: Complying with US Food Labeling LawsInstructor: Andrea M Ewart
Why Should you Attend
Misbranded foods are refused entry into the United States. Detained products result in huge losses for importers and distributors as products not on the shelves cannot be sold. Compliance with labeling requirements is essential to minimizing and containing these risks.
Objectives of the Presentation
Understand the requirements of US food labeling laws
Learn why food products are considered misbranded and detained by the FDA
Use some specific examples & scenarios as learning tools
Determine specific steps to take to minimize the risks of products being detained
Be introduced to the new requirements being proposed by the FDA
Anticipate and prepare for the potential impact of these changes on your business
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Andrea Ewart is a trade attorney who works with companies to minimize the costs and delays associated with moving products and services across international borders. Prior to opening her own firm in 2003, Andrea Ewart worked with the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, where she counseled and represented clients on U.S. customs law and enforcement, U.S. export control laws, and African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Caribbean Basin Initiatives (CBI) preferential programs. She has successfully taken the U.S. customs broker exam.
Ms. Ewart is an accomplished speaker and writer and applies her practical experience on trade to the issues that affect businesses and their bottom line. Her workshops on the "Legal Do's and Don'ts of Doing Business Internationally" provide insightful and indispensable information, particularly for small businesses.
Ms. Ewart is admitted to the Washington D.C., Maryland, and the Florida Bars, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including her current position as Executive Vice President with the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT).
Outside counsel on export control issues to major U.S. corporation
Advise large importer on FDA matters
Petitions to mitigate U.S. Customs fines
Successful recovery of blocked funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury
Preparation of customs compliance and export control manuals
Protest of U.S. Customs classification
Application of preferential rules of origin to minimize tariffs on US imports
Client representation before various US trade-related agencies, e.g. US Department of Customs & Border Protection, US Department of Commerce, and US Department of the Treasury