ARLINGTON, VA - Food safety issues have been on the minds of food transportation companies recently following an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding food transportation industry practices. To see ATA's comment on the Proposed Rulemaking click here. The FDA's ANPRM could be the first step to issuing new regulations governing the transportation of food products. Concurrently, legislation has been advancing in Congress to reform food safety regulations.

Government regulation of food transportation practices will be discussed at the meeting of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) in Phoenix, Arizona on Oct. 18. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations 2010 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Addressing the subject will be Kristi L. Wolff of the Washington, D.C. law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Ms. Wolff has substantial experience counseling clients on the regulatory implications of marketing practices for retail food, medical food, weight loss and medical device products. Prior to joining her current firm, Kelley Drye, Ms. Wolff was associate general counsel at Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., the world's largest health, nutrition and wellness company.

The Kelley Drye firm specializes in food regulation issues, among other areas of expertise, and recently hosted a meeting of several industry groups to discuss food transportation regulation. Ms. Wolff's presentation will cover the history of food transportation regulation as well as the details of what is currently being proposed by FDA and being debated in Congress.

The MC&E will provide trucking industry leaders four days of networking, information, education and entertainment. For more information please visit

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is the national organization representing motor carrier and allied members of the American Trucking Associations on critical issues affecting agricultural commodity and food transportation.