IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP virtual conference returns this summer with a jam-packed lineup of current and former federal regulatory officials and regulatory experts from IDFA and other organizations serving the food and beverage and nutrition sectors. This is a once-per-year, can’t-miss event, for dairy and other food professionals that:

  • inform the development and implementation of federal food safety, labeling, and nutrition policies;
  • drive regulatory compliance with federal and state standards;
  • perform quality assurance and quality control functions in facilities;
  • and provide legal expertise and advice.

This year’s virtual conference features a fireside chat by Jim Jones, Deputy Commissioner of Human Foods with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who will dive into the reorganization and cultural transformation of the program; current program priorities; and emerging policies that will result in new regulations and guidance that will impact your businesses. The conference will be bookmarked by an interactive session with Michael Rogers, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, at FDA who will discuss inspection modernization, compliance and recall trends, among other topics. Still other FDA experts will discuss how the results of foodborne outbreak investigations inform the agency’s prevention strategies.  

Participants will also hear from the CEO of STOP Foodborne Illness who will share free tools  for developing robust food safety cultures in food facilities; representatives from Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group who will provide insights into their top advocacy priorities; and experts from Hogan Lovells that will share trends in litigation and what we can expect regarding new policies and standards including front of pack nutrition labeling. 

Register now to join us from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern on July 9-10 for these exclusive sessions.

Fireside Chat: Jim Jones, Deputy Commissioner, Human Foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

In this new executive position, which reports directly to the FDA Commissioner, Jones leads the charge in setting and advancing priorities for a proposed, unified Human Foods Program (HFP), which includes food safety, chemical safety and nutrition activities. He has decision-making authority over all HFP entities, including resource allocation, risk-prioritization strategy, policy, major response activities involving human foods, and related Office of Regulatory Affairs activities. He currently oversees the leadership of the agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and Office of Food Policy and Response until the proposed HFP reorganization is implemented. Jones came to the FDA with intimate knowledge of the foods program, having served on the Reagan-Udall Foundation’s Independent Expert Panel that evaluated the program in 2022. He has decades of leadership experience and a track record of forging partnerships among diverse segments of stakeholders and achieving dynamic results to improve public health.

Join us at Regulatory RoundUP to gain exclusive insights from Jim Jones that you can use for your regulatory planning in 2024 and beyond!