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


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.


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.


Jun 13, 2011 Partners John Eldred and Mel Drozen to Attend the US-China Food and Drug Law: Ensuring Quality, Improving Safety, Expanding Access Conference

May 23, 2011 Partner John Eldred to Speak at 5th Bioplastics Markets Seminar

Feb 08, 2011 Keller and Heckman Attorneys Author Article on Food Packaging Regulations in China for FCN


Oct 13, 2009 Register Today for The REACH Around the World Webinar

Jun 23, 2009 Keller and Heckman attorneys and scientists to speak at Pira's Global Food Contact Legislation 2009 Conference

Nov 20, 2008 Crisis of Confidence in Chinese Food Ingredients and Exports

Jul 08, 2008 3rd China Food Safety Technology Forum

Jan 12, 2008 Crisis of Confidence in Chinese Food Exports

Sep 12, 2007 Crisis of Confidence in Chinese Food Exports: Its Cause, Effects, and a Practical Solution to Providing Customer Assurance


Oct 11, 2011 China is Seeking Comments on the Draft Standard on the Labeling of Food Additives
Jun 30, 2011 China New Food Safety National Standards - Standards for Use of Food Additives (GB 2760-2011)
Apr 19, 2011 State Council of China Announces Revised Regulation on Control Over Safety of Dangerous Chemicals
Apr 18, 2011 Product Safety Alert: CPSC Public Database Now Live
Apr 14, 2011 Packaging Law Alert: China Publishes Procedure for Clearing New Food-Contact Substances
Sep 30, 2010 Hundreds of Food Additives Will be Revised in Korea
Sep 20, 2010 Environmental Business Alert: End-of-Year Deadline to Nominate Existing Chemicals for Taiwan Inventory Nears
Jul 06, 2010 FDA Announces GRAS Notification Pilot Program On Animal Food
Jun 21, 2010 China Solicits Public Comments on the Draft Implementation Documents for the Enforcement of the Environmental Administration Provisions for New Chemical Substances
Mar 29, 2010 China Promulgates Revised Environmental Administration Provisions for New Chemical Substances
Mar 15, 2010 Regulation and Clearance Procedures for Food Packaging Materials in the People's Republic of China
Jun 17, 2009 Taiwan - Draft Proposal of Guidelines for Existing Chemical Substance Nomination (ECN) and New Chemical Substance Notification (NCN)
Jun 05, 2009 PRC - Draft of Revised PRC Provisions on the Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances
Feb 20, 2009 China Announces List of New Additives Authorized for Use in Food Containers and Packaging Materials
Dec 29, 2008 NEW: China's Chemical Registration Center (CRC ) has Issued the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) 2008 as of December 25, 2008
Mar 11, 2008 Summary of the Chinese Draft Dangerous Chemical Regulation
Jan 11, 2008 China Law & Practice - Guangzhou - the Legal Field in South China's Trade Capital
Jul 30, 2007 Crisis of Confidence in Chinese Food Exports: its Causes, Effects, and a Practical Solution for Providing Customer Assurance
Apr 12, 2007 Association News Alert
Dec 05, 2005 Prospective Changes in Chinese Rules for Food Contact Plastics Additives
Mar 18, 2005 A Chinese Food Exporter's Guide to US FDA Regulatory Requirements
Mar 16, 2005 Practical Food Law: Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion Manual
Mar 14, 2005 Practical Food Law: The Essentials Manual
Mar 07, 2001 Comments of Keller and Heckman LLP on Non-Tariff Trade Barriers for Processed Foods and Beverages: Mandatory Bioengineered Food Labeling Requirements
Jul 01, 1999 Labeling GMO-Derived Food Ingredients: A Recipe for Misinformation
May 03, 1999 Labeling of GMO-Derived Food Ingredients: A Recipe for Misinformation
Nov 03, 1998 FDA Dental Plaque Advisory Panel Issues Draft Report
Jun 28, 1998 Dioxin Contamination in Europe Prompts FDA, USDA to Detain Imports
Dec 24, 1997 Industry Critiques Proposals on Premarket Notice Procedures and Notice of Statements of Nutritional Support
Nov 25, 1997 Irradiation Labels and Petitions Affected by FDAMA

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John S. Eldred

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


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