Government regulation of food transportation practices will be discussed at the meeting of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference in Phoenix on Oct. 18.
The meeting is being held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations 2010 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Food safety issues have been on the minds of food transportation companies recently following an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding food transportation industry practices. The FDA's proposal could be the first step to issuing new regulations governing the transportation of food products. Concurrently, legislation has been advancing in Congress to reform food safety regulations.

Addressing the subject will be Kristi L. Wolff of the Washington, D.C. law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Wolff has substantial experience counseling clients on the regulatory implications of marketing practices for retail food, medical food, weight loss and medical device products. Prior to joining her current firm, Kelley Drye, she was associate general counsel at Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., the world's largest health, nutrition and wellness company. The Kelley Drye firm specializes in food regulation issues, among other areas of expertise, and recently hosted a meeting of several industry groups to discuss food transportation regulation. Wolff's presentation will cover the history of food transportation regulation as well as the details of what is currently being proposed by FDA and being debated in Congress.