March 2023 Meeting

Programming Committee

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

At Agropur (Eden Prairie) - In-Person (Plus a Virtual Option!)

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FDA Year in Review and What to Expect in the Coming Year


Susan M. Blum, JD
Senior Food Lawyer

Overview: In the past few years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had some significant developments. Susan will be reviewing the recent FDA announcement on restructuring and what that will mean for the food industry. Also, a review of the FDA changes to recalls, criminal enforcements, and new and proposed rules. Additionally, Susan will discuss the road ahead and what to expect to see from the FDA the rest of the year.

Susan Blum is a senior food lawyer for Cargill, focusing her practice on the laws and regulations that impact that manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and marketing of food in the US. Prior to working at Cargill, Susan was an in-house food lawyer for a large CPG food company and an associate with a boutique law firm focusing on the laws and regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Susan received a bachelor’s in nutrition from College of Saint Benedict and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Susan currently resides in Ohio.


Agropur Eden Prairie Office
7500 Flying Cloud Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
** Meeting will be held on 1st floor in Suite 100
Park in upper Ramp and walk-through main doors.


Registration will stay open until March 21st, at 5:00 PM. Walk-Ins welcome. Early Bird registration ends on March 7th, 2023. If you have questions please contact Hasmukh Patel or Leslie Kowalczyk.

Registration costs will include drinks and heavy appetizers.

NOTE: Virtual registrations will include the Zoom meeting information on the confirmation email


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

4:00 – 5:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting**
5:00 – 6:00 PM Social with Heavy Appetizers & Drinks
6:00 – 6:55 PM “FDA Year in Review and What to Expect in the Coming Year” by Susan Blum
6:55 – 7:00 PM Closing Remarks
** Zoom link and meeting placeholder will be sent with agenda by MNIFT President for BOD members.


Type Until End of Day March 7th Starting March 8th
In-Person Member $20 $25
In-Person Non-Member $25 $30
In-Person Student $5 $10
Virtual Member $5 $5
Virtual Non-Member $10 $10
Virtual Student Free Free

Reservations must be made by March 21st at 5:00 PM

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