Robert Guenther Talks United Fresh Washington Conference Session: The Food Police Are Coming
WASHINGTON, D.C. - What are your rights and responsibilities if the Department of Justice (DOJ) shows up at your door? This is the question a session at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference is hoping to answer for you and your business.
On the heels of the DOJ launching its new approach to investigating and enforcing laws under the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act, “The Food Police Are Coming – Liability Concerns and DOJ Enforcement,” gives industry members a chance to hear from agency officials directly to see how they choose cases to investigate, and what factors determine whether criminal prosecutions are pursued. The session will take place on September 13, from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
“This session is one of six educational workshops on critical industry issues being offered during the produce industry’s annual march on Capitol Hill,” shared Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, United Fresh Produce Association. “Join hundreds of your fellow industry leaders from across the country in Washington to meet with your representative and discuss how current legislation impacts your business.”
The DOJ session features a panel with both Jeff Steger, the DOJ's Assistant Director of the Consumer Protection Branch, and Doug Fellman, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP. The moderater will be United Fresh Produce Association’s own President and CEO, Tom Stenzel. According to Guenther, Steger will focus his words on the department’s approach to enforcement, while Fellman plans to translate what that means for the fresh produce industry.
The Washington Conference will also offer the other five following educational sessions:
- Does the Farm Bill Really Matter to Me?
- Environmental Stewardship Vs. Overwrought Federal Regulations
- Labor Shortages Threaten Future Growth
- Restoring Support for Fair Trade for Fresh Produce
- Fighting for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables on Capitol Hill
For more information on the 2016 United Fresh Washington Conference and to register for yourself, click here.