New Directions for Food Safety:
The Food Safety Modernization Act and Beyond
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center; the Food Law and Policy Clinic (a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation); the Food Law Lab; and the Harvard Food Law Society; with support from the Top University Strategic Alliance and the Dean's Office at Harvard Law School.
8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
A continental breakfast will be provided.
9:00 - 9:05am: Welcome remarks
9:05 - 9:50am: Keynote
Peter Barton Hutt, Harvard Law School/Covington & Burling - The Food Safety Modernization Act in Historical Perspective
9:50 - 10:40am: Panel 1 – FSMA and Risk Regulation Strategy
Jacob E. Gersen, Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School – Political Economy & Political Psychology in Food Safety
Michael Roberts, Resnick Food Law and Policy Program, UCLA School of Law – The Regulation of Food Fraud Under FSMA: A Triggering of Obligations
Moderator – I. Glenn Cohen, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
10:40 - 11:00am: Break
11:00am - 12:15pm: Panel 2 – Regulating Farm Production: From Zero to Sixty
Denis Stearns, Seattle University School of Law – Turning a Black Swan White: Questioning the Need for Regulation of Non-Industrial Agriculture
Alli Condra, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School – FSMA and Farm Consolidation
Margot Pollans, Resnick Food Law and Policy Program, UCLA School of Law – FSMA and Sustainability
Moderator – Robert Greenwald, Center for Health Law Policy and Innovation, Harvard Law School
12:15 - 1:30pm: Lunch Break
Please note: Lunch will not be provided.
1:30 - 2:45: Panel 3 – Benefits, Challenges, and Gaps in FSMA's Approach
Lewis Grossman, Washington College of Law, American University – New Governance, New Challenges
Kuei-Jung Ni, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School/Institute for Technology Law, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan – FDA and Uncertain Health Risks: Regulating Veterinary Drugs in Feeding Food Animals
Stephanie Tai, University of Wisconsin School of Law – Whole Foods: The FSMA and the Challenges of Defragmenting Food Safety Regulation
Moderator – Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
2:45 - 3:00: Break
3:00 - 4:15: Panel 4 – International Issues and Trade Implications
Sharon Mayl, Senior Advisor for Policy, FDA Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine – Title TBA
Ching-Fu Lin, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School – The Role of Private Standards in the FSMA
Marsha Echols, Howard University School of Law – Mandatory and Voluntary Programs for Importers
Moderator – Joel Trachtman, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
4:15 - 4:30: Concluding remarks
Jacob E. Gersen, Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School
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VIDEO: Keynote: Peter Barton Hutt, "The Food Safety Modernization Act in Historical Perspective"
VIDEO: Panel 1: "FSMA and Risk Regulation Strategy"
VIDEO: Panel 2: "Regulating Farm Production: From Zero to Sixty"
VIDEO: Panel 3: "Benefits, Challenges, and Gaps in FSMA's Approach"
VIDEO: Panel 4: "International Issues and Trade Implications"