(Chicago, IL) April 10, 2002 -- Rakesh Amin, a partner at the Chicago, IL-based law firm of Weaver & Amin, will be one of the featured speakers participating in the functional food and beverage panel discussion at the Virgo Publishing SupplySide East conference on May 7, 2002 at Secaucus, NJ. Amin is a well-known expert in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) state and federal regulatory and litigation issues. A member of the Chicago Bar Association Food and Drug and Consumer Product committee, he recently commenced a series of seminar appearances in the U.S. and Europe discussing dietary supplement industry issues.
Weaver & Amin represents food and drug companies on FDA and customs import and export issues. The firm also provides counsel in administrative proceedings focusing on importations, including seizures, detentions and liquidated damage claims and penalty proceedings relating to the refusal of admission for FDA-regulated products.
Weaver & Amin concentrates its practice in Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and related Federal and State regulatory compliance and litigation matters, contracts and business transactions, and intellectual property prosecution, maintenance, licensing, and litigation.
The firm's practice also includes the regulation of many consumer products such as cosmetics, medical devices, dietary supplements, food additives, organics, nutraceuticals, color additives, animal feeds, and biologics. A significant component of the practice involves new product labeling, clinical testing protocols, advertising, and legal and regulatory review of health claims and statements of nutritional support.
For information about functional food and beverage regulations, contact Weaver & Amin at (312) 701-0844 or visit the firm’s web site at www.weaveramin.com.