Evangelia C. Pelonis: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Evangelia C. Pelonis

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4106

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Drug
  • International Regulatory Affairs
 
University Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Studies, 1999
 
Law SchoolCatholic University of America, J.D., 2003
 
Admitted2003, New Jersey; 2004, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Membership

American Bar Association

 
Biography

Evangelia C. Pelonis joined Keller and Heckman in 2003 as a Food and Drug Associate. Ms. Pelonis' practice focuses on all regulatory and compliance matters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture relating to human food, animal feed, food additives and ingredients, and dietary supplements. Ms. Pelonis' works with clients to achieve their marketing goals within the applicable legal frameworks. She counsels clients in all aspects of food development and marketing, from product formulation and manufacturing considerations to food labeling and advertising.

Ms. Pelonis regularly assists clients with issues involving:

•Review of food labeling and promotional materials, including appropriate common or usual names, ingredient declarations, nutrition labeling, health claims, nutrient content claims, structure function claims, allergen labeling, organic labeling

• Review of substantiation for labeling and advertising claims

• Food safety and preparing self-determined GRAS positions and GRAS Notifications for submission to FDA

• FDA enforcement actions and responses to Warning Letters

•Compliance with FDA's Bioterrorism regulations

•Assisting clients with product recalls and reports to the Reportable Food Registry

•Import and export issues regulated by FDA, Customs and USDA including assisting companies in gaining release of detained products and removal from Import Alert

•International food regulatory matters

While in law school, Ms. Pelonis received a Certificate in Law and Public Policy and was a Note and Comment Editor for the CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy.

News

Jan 03, 2012 Keller and Heckman Elects New Partner and Names New Counsel for 2012

Oct 26, 2011 FDA Releases Guidance Document on Administrative Detention Under FSMA

Jun 08, 2009 Eve Pelonis quoted in the April 27th issue of Food Chemical News

Mar 26, 2009 Food Allergen Labeling Without Allergen Thresholds

Events

May 06, 2014 TSCA & FDA Seminar - Indianapolis, IN

Apr 01, 2014 Practical Food Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA - April 1-3, 2014

Jun 08, 2011 The Food Safety Modernization Act's Whistleblower Provision Webinar

Articles

Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Jul 01, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - June 2014
Jun 20, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - May 2014
May 19, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - April 2014
May 16, 2014 FDA Speaks Out on Spent Grains
May 16, 2014 FDA Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling
May 01, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 25, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 11, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Mar 26, 2014 FSMA Update: FDA Seeks Input on Reportable Food Registry Requirements
Mar 07, 2014 Food Regulatory Update -- January - February 2014
Feb 27, 2014 FDA Announces Major Revisions to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
Jan 23, 2014 Food Regulatory Update -- December 2013
Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology
Dec 20, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - November 2013
Nov 20, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - October 2013
Nov 08, 2013 FDA Tentatively Determines Trans Fats Not GRAS
Oct 21, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - September 2013
Sep 13, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - August 2013
Aug 15, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - July 2013
Aug 07, 2013 Gluten-Free Claims - FDA Publishes Final Rule
Aug 01, 2013 Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications
Aug 01, 2013 Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Jul 15, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - June 2013
Jul 01, 2013 Federal Judge Orders FDA to Issue Overdue Food Safety Rules by November 2013
Jun 20, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - May 2013
May 13, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - April 2013
Apr 11, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - March 2013
Mar 13, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - February 2013
Feb 13, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - January 2013
Jan 17, 2013 FDA Issues Proposed Rules to Implement FSMA Produce Safety Standards and Preventive Controls
Jan 15, 2013 Food Regulatory Update - December 2012
Dec 20, 2012 Federal Court Ruling on Case Involving the Yogurt Standard of Identity and the Primary Jurisdiction Argument
Dec 17, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - November 2012
Dec 14, 2012 FDA Requests Comments on Allergen Thresholds
Nov 27, 2012 FDA Suspends Sunland Inc.'s Food Facility Registration
Nov 12, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - October 2012
Oct 19, 2012 Melvin Drozen and Evangelia Pelonis Publish an Article in Food Chemical News
Oct 16, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - September 2012
Sep 13, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - August 2012
Aug 22, 2012 Mandatory Biotech Labeling in California: The Impact of Prop 37
Aug 10, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - July 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - June 2012
Jul 02, 2012 Registration Renewal for Food Facilities Under the Food Safety Modernization Act
Jun 26, 2012 FDA Responds to Snack Food Association Request for Guidance on FSMA Enforcement
Jun 12, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - May 2012
Jun 01, 2012 FDA Denies Alternate Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup
May 14, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - April 2012
Apr 13, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - March 2012
Mar 14, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - February 2012
Feb 17, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - January 2012
Jan 13, 2012 Food Regulatory Update - December 2011
Dec 12, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - November 2011
Nov 15, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - October 2011
Oct 17, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - September 2011
Sep 09, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - August 2011
Aug 16, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - July 2011
Aug 03, 2011 FDA Continues FSMA Implementation For User Fees and Suspension of Registration
Jun 10, 2011 FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Nanotechnology
May 02, 2011 Food Regulatory Update - May 2011
Jul 06, 2010 FDA Announces GRAS Notification Pilot Program On Animal Food
Jan 09, 2006 New Food Allergen Labeling Law Raises Questions for Packaging Suppliers
Aug 03, 2005 FDA and Biotech: Food for Thought
May 25, 2005 Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Alert
Jun 09, 2004 FDA's Final Rule on Administrative Detention
FDA Continues FSMA Implementation For User Fees and Suspension of Registration

 
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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 Issues Guidance on Submission of Petitions and Notifications for Exemption from Allergen Labeling
Melvin S. Drozen,Eric S.C. Lindstrom,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 27, 2014
On May 8, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for industry with instructions on how to obtain a food allergen labeling exemption through submission of a petition or notification to FDA. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FACLPA) amended...

FDA Speaks Out on Spent Grains
Melvin S. Drozen,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 27, 2014
On April 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two documents to address the impact of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) animal feed Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) proposal on spent grains, and ultimately, the impact of the animal feed HARPC...

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