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St. Louis Partner Brandon Neuschafer will discuss supply chain challenges as part of the 4th Advanced Summit on Food Law and the Food Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, July 15-16.  The conference will be virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will follow a similar schedule, including discussion of topics including plant-based “meats” and “milks,” status of CBD and cannabis, current trade and tariffs, the role of influencers and user-generated content, as well as recalls and crisis management.

Neuschafer was a founding member and currently co-leader of BCLP’s Food & Beverage Team. He practices primarily in the fields of environmental, food and agriculture law, including regulatory compliance, transactional counseling and litigation.

His program, “Addressing the Transparency Challenges within the Global Supply Chain,” will specifically explore how food processors can ensure that manufacturers are sourcing in socially responsible and sustainable ways. The session will address the role of third-party certifications as it relates to supply chain transparency and legal issues surrounding first-party certifications that some food companies develop. He also will address best practices for assuring consumers about reliability of supply chains, including issues of sustainable sourcing and production, child labor or forced labor, animal welfare, and packaging and plastic reuse. Lastly, Neuschafer’s program will examine the latest developments with respect to FDA’s enforcement of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

This summit is hosted by the American Conference Institute. Click here for more information or to register.  

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