John S. Eldred: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

John S. Eldred

Senior Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Drug
  • Government Relations
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Trade and Professional Associations
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1966
Law SchoolUniversity of Kentucky, J.D., 1969
Admitted1969, Kentucky; 1975, District of Columbia

John S. Eldred joined Keller and Heckman in 1978. Mr. Eldred founded Keller and Heckman's Shanghai office in 2004, and remained as the head of the Shanghai office until 2013. Having begun his career as a trial attorney in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of General Counsel, Mr. Eldred has spent more than twenty-five years advising clients with respect to the regulation in the United States of foods and food packaging, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, cosmetics, pesticides, consumer products, toys, and industrial and specialty chemicals. The expansion of Mr. Eldred's practice to Asia includes giving advice regarding the local legal status of ingredients in products and packaging, the necessity for and means of obtaining pre-market clearance, the regulation of labeling, nutrition and health claims, advertising, hygiene and inspection requirements, import/export certifications, and the regulation of industrial and fine chemicals. Mr. Eldred also advises and represents food industry clients and chemical manufacturers with respect to the requirements of international government bodies such as the European Union, its Member States, and United Nations groups such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Mr. Eldred is a frequent contributor to trade publications including International Food and Beverage Ingredients News for China and International Food Processing and Packaging News for China. Mr. Eldred is a frequent speaker on food and drug law and chemical regulation, to audiences of U.S., European, and Chinese industry associations and companies.


Editorial Advisory Board of World Food Regulation Review

China Food Additives Association

International Life Sciences Institute Focal Point in China

American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

past member of the Food and Drug Law Journal editorial board.

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John S. Eldred

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


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