- Advertising and Promotion
- Food & Drug
- International Regulatory Affairs
|University ||Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Studies, 1999|
|Law School||Catholic University of America, J.D., 2003|
|Admitted||2003, New Jersey; 2004, District of Columbia|
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 including assisting companies in gaining release of detained products and removal from Import Alert
International food regulatory matters (Canada, Australia, Far East, Middle East)
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.
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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 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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