HP&M Attorney to Present at First EFLA Conference Devoted to International Relations in the Food Law SectorOctober 12, 2009
On October 27, 2009, the European Food Law Association (“EFLA”) will hold its first international EU-US Food Law Conference at the Brussels Sofitel, Place Jourdan 1 – 1000, Brussels. EFLA is an international scientific association whose primary goal is to study and to promote Food Law. The title of the conference is “Placing Products on the Market.” A copy of the conference brochure is available here. According to EFLA:
This first EFLA Conference, specifically devoted to International Relations in the Food Law Sector, will foster the exchange of ideas and experiences between European and American practitioners. This exchange will focus on the respective substantive laws and their practical effects as seen by practitioners over the years and at present. The speakers will present general outlines of the topics, and the audience will be invited to actively participate in the debates and contribute their own views and insights.
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s Diane B. McColl will chair a session at the conference comparing the main aspects of the substantive EU and US food laws, which will include a presentation from Wim Debeuckelaera of the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs.