“What the Snack Industry Needs to Know to Comply with the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Final Rule” with Martin Hahn, Hogan Lovells and SNAC Legal Counsel

Monday, April 01, 2019 10:00 am–10:45 am Sarasota

On Dec. 20, 2018, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard final rule. The rule requires all products made with bioengineered ingredients (commonly known as “GMOs”) be disclosed in a clear, consistent manner, either through on-pack text or symbol, text message disclosure, or through an electronic digital link. The rule establishes January 1, 2022 as the mandatory compliance date for manufacturers with annual sales over $10 million. This session will walk attendees through an analysis of the final rule, and tell you what you need to know to comply.

Martin Hahn

Hogan Lovells and SNAC Legal Council

Using his background in food technology and his comprehensive understanding of the laws governing the food industry, Martin Hahn helps clients navigate through the countless regulatory and business issues impacting the industry from farm to table.

He recognizes the demands clients face and finds innovative and creative solutions, particularly when responding to observations raised by regulators during inspections. Whether the issue involves obtaining the authorization of a new food or dietary ingredient, complying with manufacturing requirements, labeling or advertising, product recalls, or enforcement, Martin serves as an effective advisor and advocate.

Martin has handled almost every issue impacting the food industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of the laws affecting the labeling and advertising of foods, dietary supplements, infant formulas, medical foods, and foods for special dietary use. He helps anticipate new trends and develops the data needed to distinguish a client’s products from others on the market. Martin uses his understanding of science and technology in the food industry to provide assistance in obtaining regulatory authorizations to market new food ingredients, food packaging materials, and dietary ingredients. He assists in responding to proposed regulations and draft guidance to keep clients informed on the latest trends in class action law suits to help anticipate new regulatory initiatives