2020 FPI

Food Policy Impact (FPI)

Keeping abreast of the latest developments in food laws, regulations and policy initiatives is absolutely critical for being compliant and anticipating “that ‘next step.” Conducted yearly, in collaboration with the IFT Food Laws & Regulations Division and American Society for Nutrition, FPI is an opportunity to hear from, and network with, officials from the Agency officials, along with leading attorneys and industry leaders.

Date: February 10-11th, 2020

Location: Arent Fox (1717 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006)

Additional Details:  The nearest airport is Washington Regan International (DCA).  The nearest metro stop is Farragut North (red) and Farragut West (orange, silver, blue).  The closest hotel is The Mayflower.  Complementary happy hour on February 10th and lunch on February 11th are included with registration.



1:30 PM: Welcome to Food Policy Impact
1:45 PM: Overview and Update on Current FDA-CFSAN Activities (Mayne)
2:15 PM: FSIS Labeling and Policy Update (Canavan)
2:45 PM: Overview and Update on Current USDA-ARS Activities (Klurfeld)
3:15 PM: Overview and Update of USDA-CNPP and HHS-ODPHP Activities (Haven; de Jesus)
4:00 PM: Adjourn (Complementary Networking Reception across the Street at Kellari Taverna)


9:00 AM: Developing New Standards of Identity (Leongini)
9:30 AM: Misleading Food Labels (Giddings)
10:00 AM: Controversy Panel: Red and Processed Meat – Deciphering the Controversy (Beck; Brockton; Manu)
11:30 AM: Update on State Issues and Federal Preemption (Carr)
12:00 PM: Lunch Break (Box Lunches Provided)
1:00 PM: U.S. CODEX Update (Hendricks)
1:30 PM: Controversy Panel: Cannabidiol (CBD) – What We Know and What We Don’t (Al-Mondhiry; Corroon; Hampson)
3:00 PM: Food Industry Environmental Impact (Blaustein-Rejto)
3:30 PM: Myths of Non-Tariff Barriers: How to Get Ahead of the Curve (Taveau)
4:00 PM Adjourn

Register Here: (via Eventbrite)

Slides from 2019 Meeting:

Day One:

Rachel Edelstein – FSIS Update
Jackie Haven – CNPP Update
Janet de Jesus – ODPHP Update
Cindy Davis – NIH Strategic Plan for Nutrition
Jack Bobo – Global Food Policy Landscape

Day Two:

Manojit Basu – Low Level Contaminants
Kris Denzel – Trade Update
Karen Carr – Bioengineered Food Disclosure
Emily Leongini – Updating Standards of Identity
Deepti Kulkarni – Cell Cultured Meat
Cathie Woteki – Ensuring Trust in Nutrition Science
Alison Steiber – Promoting Trust in Nutrition and Dietetics