Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright is an independent consultant working in food regulatory and labeling. She has worked extensively with USDA and FDA product labeling, nutrition issues and claims and conducts training for companies on labeling changes.  Some of Michelle’s accomplishments include deciphering Kosher programs, educating companies on import and export procedures, implementing an import system for plants in both Mexico and Canada, developing a policies and procedure management system and creating response letters for both suppliers and customers. Child Nutrition labeling and the required partial quality control (PQC) program development for numerous plants and products were also part of Michelle’s work. Michelle is also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where she teaches Food Labeling and Packaging Regulations and Food Import and Export classes. She has a Masters in Family and Consumer Sciences and a BS in Consumer Food Science both from Iowa State University.


Veronica Colas

Veronica Colas, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP, counsels clients on the regulations and policy issues affecting food companies from farm to table. Using her keen awareness of today’s class action litigation environment, Veronica helps develop new products, label claims, and advertising materials. She has a deep understanding of both current and forthcoming food labeling and production requirements ranging from nutrition labeling, to the regulatory issues surrounding bioengineered foods and organic food production. Veronica provides clear advice and practical solutions for compliance with labeling, advertising, and safety regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has significant experience in helping clients navigate regulatory enforcement challenges and responding to public policy issues such as agency rulemaking and nutrition policy.