New Directions for Food Safety: The Food Safety Modernization Act and Beyond
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center; the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Food Law and Policy Division; and the Food Law Lab; with support from the Top University Strategic Alliance.
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 – 11:05am: Panel 1 – FSMA and Risk Regulation Strategy
- Jake Gersen, Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School – Political Economy & Political Psychology in Food Safety
- Anne Joseph O’Connell, UC Berkeley School of Law – The FSMA and the Modern Administrative State: Sticking to Business as Usual or Shaking Up Standard Practices?
- 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
11:15-12:30: 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
12:30-1:15: Lunch Break
Please note: Lunch will not be provided.
1:15-2:30: 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 – FSMA and Uncertain Health Risks: The Prospect of Regulating Veterinary Drugs in Feeding
- 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
2:40-3:55: Panel 4 – International Issues and Trade Implications
- Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris/NYU School of Law – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Compatibility in the Food Sector
- 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
3:55-4:00: Concluding remarks
- Jake Gersen, Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School
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