Judie Dziezak

August 28, 2012
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2013 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Seminar Presentation: Product Claims: Navigating FDA/FTC Regulations

Speaker: Judie Dziezak, principal, Dziezak Law Firm, P.C.
[NOTE: Dziezak is now retired from the food industry.]

Judie Dziezak, Esq., a former chemist and food technologist, is an attorney practicing in all aspects of FDA regulatory law and intellectual property law.  In her FDA practice, Judie guides clients on labeling and advertising, technical substantiation of product claims, clinical trials and related issues and agreements, importation of goods, organic certification, and responding to 483’s.  In her intellectual property (IP) practice, a registered patent attorney, Judie advises clients about their IP rights concerning patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law, and works toward securing, enforcing, and licensing those rights.  Judie’s IP practice focuses on food and chemical-related technologies, including those concerning biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, biochemicals, and consumer products.

Judie received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, in 1994.  She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  She is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.

Judie’s law practice draws upon more than a decade of technical experience.  She worked as a chemist with Morton Chemical Co., and for four years, as a food scientist with The Quaker Oats Company.  For the next six years, Ms. Dziezak was associate editor with Food Technology magazine, where she authored more than 65 articles on a host of topics such as biotechnology, microscopy, ingredient functionality, supercritical processing, extrusion, and ultrafiltration.  As a result of her technical experience, Ms. Dziezak has gleaned a well-rounded grasp of the food, chemical and life science technologies.

Ms. Dziezak has written numerous articles and is a regular speaker at various meetings and conferences.

2013 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:
Product Claims: Navigating FDA/FTC Regulations
Protein is one of the most sought-after ingredients for boosting the nutritional profile of foods. From cereals to snack bars, to sports beverages and pasta, protein fortifies all types of foods and beverages, offering a promise for weight loss, muscle building and better heart health. Therein lies the challenge to food manufacturers: how best to relate the benefits in a product claim – one that passes the scrutiny of FDA and FTC and avoids litigation filed by competitors. This presentation looks at the regulatory framework for making product claims and reviews selected case studies to provide an understanding of what regulatory bodies look for in claims.