Food Policy

Institute of Food Technologists: Food Policy Impact: Keeping abreast of the latest developments in food laws, regulations and policy initiatives is absolutely critical for being compliant and anticipating “that ‘next step.’” Every year, the Washington DC IFT section coordinates the Food Policy Impact, providing attendees the opportunity to hear from, and network with, officials from regulatory agencies along with leading attorneys and industry leaders.

To access some of the presentations given during the 2017 event, please click on the corresponding links below. A copy of the agenda can be found here

Presentation Title Speaker Link
Overview and Update on Current CFSAN Activities Susan Mayne, Director, FDA – CFSAN CFSAN Update
FSIS 2017 Policy Update Daniel L. Engeljohn, Assistant Administration, OPPD, USDA FSIS FSIS
NIH Initiatives in Nutrition Paul Coates, Director, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements NIH
The Food and Nutrition Board: Past, Present and Future Ann Yaktine, Director, National Academy of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board Food and Nutrition
Panel: Labeling of “Healthy” and “Natural” Mary Christ-Erwin, Partner, Porter novelli; Shirley Blakely, Nutrition Consultant, Blakely Associates; Janet Collins, Senior VP of Science and Regulatory Affairs, CropLife America; Tony Pavel, Senior Food Lawyer, Cargill Panel: Healthy, Natural
Whole Genome Sequencing: A Case Study for Scientific Policy Jennifer McEntire, Vice President, Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association  WGS
FDA’s Draft, Voluntary Sodium Reduction Guidance Kasey Heintz, Nutritionist/Consumer Safety Officer, FDA – CFSAN  Sodium
GE Labeling Guidelines Martin Hahn, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP  GE Labeling
AHA Sugar Guidelines for Children Jennifer Weber, Director, Kids Market, American Heart Association  AHA Sugar
Regulations for the Labeling of Dietary Fiber in the Nutrition and Supplement facts Labels Paula Trumbo, Director, Nutrition Programs, FDA- CFSAN Dietary Fiber
Nutrition Facts 2.0: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain Beth Johnson, Principal & CEO, Food Directions, LLC  Nutrition Facts 2.0
2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA B-24 Month and Pregnant Women Program Maureen Storey, Principal, Maureen Storey, LLC  2020 Guidelines


Institute of Food Technologists: 2016 Food Policy Impact:  To access some of the presentations given during this event, please click on the corresponding links below.

Presentation Title Speaker Link
CFSAN Update Steven Musser, Deputy Director for Scientific Operations, US FDA Musser
FSIS 2016 Policy Update Daniel L. Engeljohn, Assistant Administration, OPPD, USDA FSIS Engeljohn
Election Year Legislative and Regulatory Food Politics 101 Kailee Tkacz, Director of Food & Nutrition Policy, Corn Refiners Association Tkacz
Balancing “Food” Business and “Food” Policy Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition Greene
Welcome to the New Normal Linda Eatherton, Partner/Managing Director Global Practice Development & Director, Global Food & Beverage, Ketchum Eatherton
2015 Dietary Guidelines: Implementation Issues Kris Sollid, Director, Nutrition Communications, International Food Information Council Sollid
2020 Dietary Guidelines for Infants and Children- Opportunities and Challenges Sylvia Poulos, Manager, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Infant Nutrition Council of America Poulos
Food Safety Modernization Act: Implementation and Industry Preparedness Sanjay Gummalla, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute Gummalla

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