James M. Lancheros in the UK to Discuss Dietary Supplement Legal Issues at Functional Foods Conference

(Chicago, IL) November 19, 2002 – James Lancheros, an attorney at the law firm of Weaver & Amin in Chicago, will discuss legal issues facing the dietary supplement industry and how functional foods and dietary supplements are defined and regulated in the U.S. with an emphasis on product development as it relates to regulatory pathway selection at the
IIR.Ltd. Functional Foods conference, November 25-26, held at the Holiday Inn Victoria in London.
Lancheros will provide a detailed analysis of U.S. functional food, GRAS, food additive and dietary supplement regulatory considerations and its impact on product labeling and advertising. He will also cover various types of allowable functional food and nutraceutical claims and how their construction within the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations provide useful information in determining product placement. An overview of FDA enforcement actions associated with functional food and nutraceutical products will also be included.

Lancheros, an Indiana University and DePaul University College of Law graduate, focuses his practice on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and related federal and state regulatory and litigation issues. He provides legal counsel regarding food, drug, cosmetic, biotechnology research and development, medical devices, product approval process, good manufacturing practices, labeling, health claims, advertising and inspection matters. Lancheros also spends significant time practicing patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet and unfair competition law. His practice includes the prosecution, maintenance and licensing of intellectual property, as well as intellectual property and contract litigation.
For additional legal information, contact Weaver & Amin at
(312) 701-0844 or visit the web site at www.weaveramin.com.

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