"The leaders of this collaboration directly shaped the FSMA legislation and U.S. food safety policies and have advised the world's leading food companies on legal and technical matters," says Vince Ventimiglia, senior vice president of B&D Consulting's health and life sciences team and former assistant secretary of legislation for the Department of Health and Human Services. "These three organizations are fully equipped to help food companies or stakeholder coalitions develop comprehensive solutions in this changing regulatory environment."
The collaboration has become operational as of Oct. 26, 2011, and is prepared to advise companies in the food industry on FSMA requirements and compliance.
In January 2012, Faegre & Benson will combine with the law firm Baker & Daniels LLP to form a new firm of approximately 770 lawyers and 45 consultants, Faegre Baker Daniels. B&D Consulting is a division of Baker & Daniels and will become FaegreBD Consulting when the firms combine. The food safety solutions group will continue to operate under this new arrangement.