Please join us on Wednesday, November 6 for the launch of a new webinar series featuring updates on the latest news and trends in the food and beverage industry. Our first webinar will focus on updates regarding CBD, FSMA, and the FTC. Please see below for the program agenda:
Navigating the regulatory landscape for CBD: What the hemp is going on?
Although the 2018 Farm Bill created new legal distinctions between cannabis that is “marijuana” and cannabis that is “hemp,” hemp-derived ingredients, including cannabidiol (CBD), remain subject to regulation by FDA, USDA, and the states. Samantha Dietle will provide an update on the current regulatory landscape for hemp-derived products, including how FDA, USDA, and states are approaching regulation and enforcement.
FDA’s escalation of FSMA enforcement
Maile Hermida and Elizabeth Fawell will discuss recent inspection and enforcement trends related to FSMA implementation. They will review frequent inspection citations and what companies should be focusing to ensure compliance and prevent the issuance of a FDA Form 483, as well as some lessons from recent FSMA related Warning Letters.
Recent FTC enforcement involving social media
Social media platforms provide unparalleled ways for marketers to interact with consumers. The concurrent complex legal responsibilities are evident from recent enforcement and other activities of the Federal Trade Commission. Steve Steinborn will analyze recent FTC actions. You will come away with a short-list of key areas to put on the agenda of your next internal social media compliance meeting and gain insight on best practices and practical tips.
CLE credit is pending state bar approval in New York, California, and Texas.