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Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
Date:9/24/2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Benjamin England, Special Counsel with Jones Walker, will testify before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, of the House Committee on Appropriations, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2362A of the Rayburn House Office Building. His testimony will focus on the on the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Import Strategic Plan that relates to the import of food, drugs and products from other countries, principally China.

Mr. England spent 17 years with the FDA, his last three years as Regulatory Counsel to the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. He is the co-author of the FDA Import Strategic Plan, the foundational document for the FDA's current Strategic Framework and Action Plan.

Mr. England is available to the news media to discuss his testimony, and the areas of:

-- Current issues related to the import of toys, food, and

pharmaceuticals from China and other countries

-- Measurable solutions to the current FDA import crisis

-- Implications of FDA reorganization and the single food agency

proposals

-- Legislative proposals intended to reinforce the FDA's import

inspection process

-- Risk management applied by industry to the benefit of consumers

-- FDA regulatory compliance and enforcement and inspections issues

-- The intersection of Customs, FDA and other border agency

jurisdictions, programs, and policies

-- Consumer protection issues

Mr. England can be reached by contacting Debra Colbert, 301-565-5329, daccomm@aol.com; cell: 301-332-0813

Jones Walker, with more than 200 attorneys, provides the full range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.joneswalker.com.


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