EU and U.S. Regulatory Insights: Food, Chemicals, Prop 65, and Data Governance

Hosted by Keller and Heckman LLP

Location, or Event type: Renaissance Brussels Hotel | Rue du Parnasse | 19 1050 Brussels, Belgium

EU and U.S. Regulatory Insights: Food, Chemicals, Prop 65, and Data Governance

Webinar, Hosted By Keller and Heckman LLP

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 5:00 PM - Friday, March 8, 2024 - 1:30 PM

Keller and Heckman is thrilled to extend an exclusive invitation to you for a complimentary program on Friday, 8 March 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. Keller and Heckman partners will explore the regulatory landscape of food, chemicals, Prop 65, and data governance, providing insights from both the EU and U.S. perspectives. Secure your seat today at Keller and Heckman's complimentary event: EU and U.S. Regulatory Insights: Food, Chemicals, Prop 65, and Data Governance.


Thursday, 7 March 2024: Welcome reception from 17:00 - 18:30
Friday, 8 March 2024: Half-day complimentary program from 9:00 - 13:30


Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Keller and Heckman has negotiated a preferred room rate of 229 euros per night, at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel. This rate is inclusive of VAT tax and breakfast. Please be aware that the city tax of 4.24 euros per room, per night, is not included in the group rate and will be billed onsite. To take advantage of the discounted group rate, please ensure your reservation is made by Friday, 19 January.

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All seminar attendees will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.


All sessions are denoted in Central European Time (CET).


17:00 – 18:30

 Welcome Reception and Networking Happy Hour

Join the presenters and your colleagues for cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres


9:00 – 9:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00

Welcome and Introductory Remarks 

Richard A. Mann, Partner and Rachida Semail, Partner

10:05 – 11:00

Concurrent Breakout Session (Part 1)

A. EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, and Other Sustainability-Related Initiatives

Ales Bartl, Partner

  • Principles and Overview of Relevant EU Regulations
  •  What to Expect in the Near Future, and How to Prepare
  • Legal Challenges – Shift in Decision Making of EU Courts?

B. European Food and Feed Law

Craig Simpson, Partner

  • EU Food and Feed Law Evolution: Farm to Fork Strategy Proposals
  • Increasing Regulatory Controls On:
    • PFAS in Food and Feed
    • Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in Food
  • Market Access for Novel Foods in Europe – Focus on Alternative Proteins
  • European Restrictions on Use of Dairy and Meat Terms on Substitute Products
  • Significant New European Union Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Legislation and its Implications for Food Business Operators (Deforestation, Corporate Due Diligence)
  • Food and Feed Law in the United Kingdom Post Brexit

C. Data & AI Governance: How to Add Value to Your Commercial Data and Personal Data

Peter Craddock, Partner and Sheila A. Millar, Partner

  • From Data Classification to Data Use: Making Data Governance Workable in a Changing Global Environment
  • Structured vs Unstructured Data: Applying Data Labels – and Maintaining Them
  • Tools in Support of Data Governance: What About AI?
  • AI Governance: Already a Necessity and Soon a Legal Obligation
  • AI Risk Assessment & Key Principles for Users of AI Systems
  • The Litigation Landscape
  • Contractual Topics for External AI Solutions
11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Concurrent Breakout Session (Part 2)

A. EU REACH and Comparison with TSCA

Ales Bartl, Partner, and Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D., Partner

  • PFAS Case Study 

Prop. 65: Impact on Companies Doing Business in California

Sophia B. Castillo, Partner

  • What is Prop. 65?
  • Prop. 65 Liabilities Up and Down the Supply Chain
  • Bounty Hunter Risks and Trends
  • Prevention of Prop 65 Risks

B. Trends, Developments, Happenings at FDA

David R. Joy, Partner

  • How Does FDA Create Law/Policy?
  • FDA in the News
    • State-Level Bans on Food Additives
    • Controversial Drug Approvals (e.g., Aduhelm for Alzheimer's)
  • Trends and Happenings
    • Drug Companies Requesting Hearings on FDA Rejections
    • Changes to Drug Accelerated Approval Authority
    • Reduced U.S. Court Deference to Federal Agencies

C. Third-Party Risk Management: Ensuring Your Suppliers are Not a Liability

Peter Craddock, Partner and Sheila A. Millar, Partner

  • Third-Party Risk Management: Why it Matters
  • Good Reflexes When Selecting a Vendor
  • Illustrations and War Stories:
    • AI Vendors
    • Cybersecurity Risks
    • ESG Compliance
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch, provided by Keller and Heckman
13:30 Program Adjourns

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