Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Corey L. Gordon to Speak on Diacetyl at Grocery Manufacturers Association Conference

Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Corey L. Gordon will present at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) 2013 Litigation Conference. The GMA Conference is being held February 19-21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Gordon’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 20. The GMA is the main trade group of the food industry. Its members include the makers of food, beverages, and other consumer products.

Mr. Gordon’s presentation is entitled, “Is Diacetyl the New Asbestos? Flavoring Litigation in the Post-Watson World.”  He will discuss Diacetyl, an additive used in many food products to give it a buttery flavor.  Diacetyl has been a growing source of consumer litigation in recent years. Mr. Gordon’s session will take a closer look at Diacetyl litigation, including the recent Watson decision and its implications for future litigation.

Blackwell Burke P.A.’s Food Safety attorneys represent major food manufacturers as well as food distributors, retailers, and restaurants. Areas of practice include class actions, complex litigation, arbitration, regulatory and administrative actions, third-party discovery issues, and other legal matters. They have successfully represented institutional clients in claims involving food borne illnesses (including E. coli and salmonella), ingredients, product recalls, adulteration and contamination, packaging, product warnings and instructions, processing procedures, kill steps, and other food safety issues. The firm also has experience working with issues involving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) matters.

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.

For more information about Blackwell Burke P.A. or Mr. Gordon, please contact Kandy Branch at 612-343-3235.