About the Event

[Webinar] Current Regulatory Status of Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 2:00-3:00 pm ET

In June 2015, FDA announced its determination that partially hydrogenated oils are no longer considered to be “generally recognized as safe” with a compliance deadline of June 18, 2018. When granting the three-year compliance period, FDA stated this would be sufficient time for the agency to review and reach a decision on a food additive petition. GMA submitted a food additive petition to the agency in 2015, on which the agency has yet to issue a final decision.

FDA failed to provide clarity of the regulatory status of products in commerce on the date of the compliance date such as products in warehouses, on store shelves, and in consumers’ pantries. The absence of clarity is creating confusion on what retailers or companies should do with products in commerce after June 18.

Should products remain in commerce, be recalled, or be removed from store shelves by retailers? What about those products in pantries? Learn more about this issue and ongoing NCA and industry efforts to seek a resolution for the industry.

This complimentary webinar is provided at no cost to NCA members.




Martin J. Hahn
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Martin Hahn uses his background in food technology and his comprehensive understanding of the laws governing the food industry to navigate clients through the myriad regulatory and business issues impacting the industry from farm to table.

He recognizes the demands placed on his clients and finds innovative and creative solutions, particularly when responding to observations raised by regulators during inspections. Whether the issue involves obtaining the authorization of a new food or dietary ingredient, complying with manufacturing requirements, labeling or advertising, product recalls, or enforcement, Martin serves as an effective advisor and advocate.

Martin’s career has touched on almost every issue impacting the food industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of the laws affecting the labeling and advertising of foods, dietary supplements, infant formulas, medical foods, and foods for special dietary use. He helps clients anticipate new trends and develop the data that is needed to distinguish their products from others on the market. With his understanding of science and technology in the food industry, Martin provides assistance in obtaining regulatory authorizations to market new food ingredients, food packaging materials, and dietary ingredients. He also assists clients in responding to proposed regulations and draft guidance, as well as, tracks and keeps his clients apprised of the latest trends in class action law suits and helps clients anticipate new regulatory initiatives.

Martin grew up on a farm and worked in food processing plants before going to law school. His hands-on experience in the field and degree in food technology allow him to better understand the challenges his clients face in complying with the laws impacting food manufacturing. He understands Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and the regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Event Highlights

COST – Exclusive NCA Member Benefit

This webinar is only available to active NCA members. If you are currently in our database, you will be prompted to login using your corporate email address and password. You can have your password sent to you if you have forgotten it.

Manufacturers, Suppliers and Brokers:

If your company is not an NCA member and you are interested in this webinar and additional benefits NCA membership offers, please contact us.