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Firm Hosts "Hot Topics for Food Industry/Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneurs" Seminar

On February 5, 2015, the Firm hosted a seminar entitled “Hot Topics for Food Industry/Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneurs.”    Co-hosted by the Women’s Business Development Center, the seminar offered insights from leading members of the food industry on cutting edge legal and business issues. 

Ted Banks, Scharf Banks Marmor Partner and Seminar Chair,  led the presentations with targeted advice on “Avoiding Legal Problems in the Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Businesses.”    Partner Nina Stillman and Senior Associate Virginia Kim explained legal issues regarding ”The Contagious Employee” and what employers can and should do when faced with that situation.   

Donna Bunch Coaxum, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at OSI Group, LLC, a $6 billion privately-held food company, and Scott Dickinson, founder of Natural Direct LLC, covered “The Exciting World of Natural and Organic Foods.”  Ellen MacGran, a chemist and food industry consultant, joined by Lois Moss-Barnwell, professional nutritionist, explained “Food Safety, Accurate Labeling and Recent Legislation.” Tom Sampson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peacock Engineering Company, discussed “Opportunities in Private Label Food and Consumer Packaged Goods.”

For further information, including written materials, please contact Food Practice Chair Ted Banks.