Food Fights in the Courtroom: How Litigation and Consumer Expectations are Driving Food Labels
November 21, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Increasingly, food labeling decisions are driven not by FDA regulations, but by litigation and consumer expectations. Earlier lawsuits over food labeling focused mainly on the use of claims such as "natural." More recently, courts have considered a multitude of other labeling claims, as well as the role of the First Amendment and whether it relates to the use of dairy names in plant-based foods, or vitamin additives in non-fat milk. This webinar will provide an update on the current state of food labeling litigation, including lessons your company can learn from these lawsuits and how we might forecast future litigation.
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Successfully navigating the detailed and often complex regulatory issues confronting the food industry, Elizabeth Fawell helps companies understand both the rules and various risks involved to make the most informed and strategic decisions.
Elizabeth has worked with every segment of the food industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, restaurants, and food service operators, as well as their trade associations. She understands how laws, regulations, and guidance documents are developed, interpreted, and enforced. Her extensive knowledge enables clients to prevent or respond to enforcement actions such as Warning Letters, Import Alerts, and agency investigations. She helps clients in determining whether an RFR report is necessary and whether a recall is warranted. If so, she helps manage the recall to minimize business impacts.
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel
International Dairy Foods Association
Danielle Quist works with members and government agencies on environmental, worker safety, bioengineered foods labeling and sustainability issues. She also serves as the association’s legal counsel on issues involving contracts, antitrust, and statutory and regulatory interpretation.
Quist comes to IDFA from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), where she worked for nearly 14 years, most recently as senior counsel for public policy. She also was co-lead for AFBF’s legal advocacy program, winning cases, resolving issues and securing policy outcomes for farms, ranches and the entire agricultural community. Before that, Quist worked on Capitol Hill as a counsel on the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs. She also was an associate at Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP, and served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Quist earned her Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University. She is a member of the D.C. and New York Bars.