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Leslie T. Krasny (Keller and Heckman LLP), Legal Expert on Food Law to Speak at Global Knowledge Congress' Upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Labeling Teleconference


The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences, has announced today that Leslie T. Krasny, a Partner at leading international law firm Keller & Heckman LLP, will speak at the upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Label teleconference scheduled tentatively for May 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM EST.

New York, NY, May 04, 2006 --(PR.com)-- The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences, has announced today that Leslie T. Krasny, a Partner at top international law firm Keller & Heckman LLP, will speak at the upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Label teleconference scheduled tentatively for May 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM EST.

Recently, the FDA has changed many of the rules governing how food is labeled for consumer products. Changes include: listing the amount of trans fat, notification of eight allergen groups, and a new definition of "whole grain". The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industry. These experts will present their findings, which include a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-hour teleconference scheduled for May 2006.

About Leslie T. Krasny 

"Leslie T. Krasny is a partner at the law firm of Keller and Heckman LLP, and manages the San Francisco office. She specializes in food law, with emphasis on food safety, labeling, and ingredient evaluations for conventional foods and dietary supplements, inspections and recalls, biotechnology, organics, advertising, California's Proposition 65, and international trade. She was Vice President and General Counsel of Dole Packaged Foods Company before entering private practice in food law. 

Ms. Krasny is a frequent speaker on food law issues, is a member of the Northern California Partnership. Among Industry and Regulators, served on the California Food Biotechnology Advisory Committee, and writes a regulatory column for Wellness Foods magazine. She wrote a chapter on labeling in the Humana Press book “Beverages in Nutrition and Health.”
She and colleagues at Keller and Heckman teach two food law courses annually -- "Practical Food Law: The Essentials" and "Practical Food Law: Labeling, Advertising and Promotion. " Ms. Krasny is a member of the California Bar." 

For more information about Leslie T. Krasny and her firm, please visit: www.khlaw.com

About Keller & Heckman LLP

Keller and Heckman LLP, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. The firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Since 1971, they have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of their attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law. 

Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Their attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. 

The firm’s attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, and Shanghai. They are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of 55 independent law firms throughout the world. By their membership in Mackrell International, they are able to assist their clients in satisfying their legal requirements in more than 32 countries across the globe (www.mackrell.net). 

About The Global Knowledge Congress

The Global Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” 

To contact, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org

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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-202-9344
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Therese Lumbao, Member Services Director
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