Although the U.S. enjoys one of the safest food supplies, foodborne illnesses and food product recalls are at an all-time high. In 2014 and 2015 approximately 40 million pounds of food products were recalled and although government regulations are sometimes met with a stub nose, increased and new food safety rules may prove essential and even welcome.
Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member, Sedhom Law Group, PLLC, A Bespoke Law FirmTM and Brian Todd, President and CEO of The Food Institute as they discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act and how to handle a product recall.
I. Grasp the history of U.S. food product recalls and foodborne illnesses
II. Understand the Food Service Modernization Act, as it relates to contaminated products
III. Know the proper way to handle a food product recall
IV. Familiarize yourself with salient legal issues including internal and external communications
V. Recognize the impact of a recall on your client’s brand
Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money.
Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science.
Brian became president of The Food Institute in 2002 and has worked for this organization, founded in 1928, since 1980. Brian oversees the day to day operations of the premier food industry information service which disseminates industry information ranging from consumer issue to retailer insights and economic concerns through its FOOD INSTITUTE REPORT, daily Today In Food, seminars and webinars, reaching over 100,000 industry professionals.
Brian has been interviewed on consumer and food industry trends on a number of television programs, including Fox News, The Today Show, NBC News, the CBS Evening News and the PBS Nightly Business Report, and quoted in a plethora of publications ranging from Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and New York Times to Supermarket News, Progressive Grocer and Food Processing magazine. He has also been a frequent guest on various radio and television programs discussing food prices, mergers & acquisitions, and other industry issues.
Brian graduated from Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ with a B.A. in Political Science and also holds a Masters in Administrative Science from Fairliegh Dickinson University.
glad to hear Costco is regarded as a top brand.
Rania is a great presenter.
Very informative - good information to know both as an attorney and consumer.
Engaging and informative. Good chemistry between the presenters makes the program more enjoyable for the viewer.
Excellent. Thank you! I enjoyed the presentation.
this is a practice area I hope to get into in the future and it was fairly informative with good suggestions.