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Leading Government Officials and Litigation Counsel to Speak at ACI Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference in Chicago

Screen shot 2010-10-23 at 1.40.41 PM.pngWednesday, October 27 to Thursday, October 28, 2010

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States 

In the wake of one of the largest national egg recalls in history, now is the time for in-house counsel, regulatory affairs and compliance officers within the food industry to closely evaluate what your company is doing to prepare for the impending E. coli/Salmonella season and the litigation that follows.

In times such as these, your company (or client) cannot afford to be caught unprepared.

Led by the two most prominent foodborne illness litigation attorneys – on both sides –Alan Maxwell and Bill Marler, ACI’s Foodborne Illness Litigation event has been routinely cited by those in the industry as the leading conference on this developing area of the law.

Attended each year by food safety experts, government agencies, legal counsel and regulatory affairs executives who are looking for highly-specialized and practical information for tackling the unique issues associated with claims of food-borne illness, this year’s conference will provide you with several key benefits you will get no where else, including:

• An opportunity to have your specific questions and concerns addressed by our panel of government regulators representing the USDA, FDA, CDC, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Oregon Public Health Division

• A completely updated focused on exploring the underlying scientific issues that often make or break a foodborne illness case

In this era of heightened sensitivity to food safety there is no question that food manufacturers and the counsel who represent them, must remain vigilant to ensure that any risks within the food supply chain are being minimized to avoid future exposure to litigation.

Learn now what your company could be doing to better protect its food supply while also responding to the unique challenges presented by foodborne illness litigation claims. Speakers include such Food Safety Leaders as:

David Goldman, MD, MPH, Assistant Administrator, 
Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA (Washington, DC)

Jack Guzewich, RS, MPH, 
Senior Advisor, Environmental Health, 
Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response 
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food and Drug Administration (College Park, MD)

Arthur P. Liang, MD, MPH, Director, Food Safety Office,
National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases 
Center for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA)

William E. Keene, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention, Oregon Public Health Division (Portland, OR)

Benjamin Miller, MPH, RS, Operations and Response Section Manager, Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (St. Paul, MN)

Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, National Center for Food Safety and Technology, 
Illinois Institute of Technology (Summit-Argo, IL)

David Acheson MD, Managing Director – Food and Import Safety 
Leavitt Partners, LLC (Salt Lake City, UT)

Dave Theno, 
CEO/CBIO
Gray Dog Partners, Inc., (Del Mar, CA)
Former SVP & Chief Food Safety Officer Jack in the Box

For more information about the forum, please visit http://www.AmericanConference.com/Foodlit