Rakesh Amin Speaks to Functional Food and Nutraceutical Firms in Canada

(Chicago, IL) April 1, 2003 -- Rakesh Amin, principal at the law firm of Amin Law in Chicago, continued his international seminar appearances with his presentation of “Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods: U.S. FDA and FTC Regulatory Landscape” at the Marketing Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Opportunities Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 28.

Amin provided information on the regulatory frameworks for functional foods and dietary supplement products in the U.S. at the seminar which assisted companies in taking advantage of key marketing opportunities and avoiding regulatory pitfalls, as well as helping formulate an informed regulatory compliance strategy focusing on DSHEA, NLEA, New Dietary Ingredients, GRAS notices and various types of permissible claims. He also reviewed recent FDA, FTC and customs enforcement activity, as well as the new Bioterrorism Bill requirements such as mandatory FDA registration of food facilities and prior notice of imported food shipments.

Amin, a founding partner of Amin Law, is a well-known expert in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) state and federal 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. He also works with companies in the areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, contracts and business transaction and litigation matters.

For additional information, contact Amin Law at the web site at www.amin-law.com.

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