Alissa D. Jijon

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Food & Drug
    University Yale University, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude with Distinction, 2005
    Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
    Admitted2008, Virginia; 2009, District of Columbia

    Alissa Jijon joined Keller and Heckman in 2012. She practices in the area of food and drug law. Ms. Jijon advises food, dietary supplement, medical device, consumer product, and pharmaceutical clients regarding compliance with U.S. state and federal regulations, as well as international requirements.

    Ms. Jijon has counseled clients on the applicability of laws and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Her practice includes providing strategic legislative and policy advice to trade associations and corporations. Ms. Jijon also has experience with advertising and labeling requirements for food and drugs, recalls and crisis management matters, pharmaceutical litigation, and regulatory issues related to the safety of children's products.

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    May 28, 2014 Mel Drozen and Alissa Jijon to Present at the American Peanut Shellers Associations Supply Chain Educational Program
    Mar 07, 2013 Registration is Closed - An Ingredient Supplier's Guide to FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food Webinar


    Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
    May 01, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
    Mar 26, 2014 FSMA Update: FDA Seeks Input on Reportable Food Registry Requirements
    Jan 02, 2014 A Brief History and Overview of Country of Origin Labeling Requirements
    Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology
    Jul 01, 2013 Federal Judge Orders FDA to Issue Overdue Food Safety Rules by November 2013
    Jan 17, 2013 FDA Issues Proposed Rules to Implement FSMA Produce Safety Standards and Preventive Controls


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    Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
    Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Evangelia C. Pelonis,Laura Venker, July 19, 2014
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on June 26, 2014 to discuss the proposed rules to revise the Nutrition Facts label and serving sizes. The meeting featured an overview of the proposed rules by FDA, a panel on stakeholder perspectives with representatives from trade...

    FDA Finalizes Rule Prohibiting Certain Nutrient Content Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Richard F. Mann,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 6, 2014
    On April 28, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule that will prohibit certain nutrient content claims for foods and dietary supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). As...

    FSMA Update: FDA Seeks Input on Reportable Food Registry Requirements
    Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Evangelia C. Pelonis, April 1, 2014
    FDA has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comments, data, and information from stakeholders that will assist the Agency with implementing amendments to the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) requirements that were enacted as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...
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    Alissa D. Jijon

    Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
    WashingtonDC 20001


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