Monday, February 16, 2015

Guest Speaker: Amy White, Walmart Food Safety Manager, Labeling Compliance

We were pleased to host LL.M. alumna, Amy White, in our Special Topics: Food Labeling and Food Safety class. Amy is the Food Safety Manager, Labeling & Compliance for Walmart.

Amy delivered an informative presentation to the class on the new menu labeling rule for restaurants. These rules will apply to many of the deli items sold at retail stores such as Walmart, and as such, addressing compliance issues across the many Walmart stores is a significant issue. Amy has been briefing others at Walmart and working with stores to develop compliance strategies.

Some of the issues raised during Amy's presentation included serving size variations, menu display requirements, and exemptions.

Amy is also working with two of our LL.M. students this semester, Trevor Findley and Christina Rice, through our Walmart Food Labeling, Safety and Compliance Externship.  This externship allows two LL.M. students to extern two days a week at the world's largest food retailer, Walmart, at its headquarters north of Fayetteville in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Regardless of our students' various perspectives on our food system, the ability to experience Walmart from the inside is an amazing opportunity.  Our appreciation is expressed to Amy for her presentation and her work with our Externs.

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