On October 3, 2012, partner Sarah Roller participated in the FDA & USDA Compliance Boot Camp presented by ACI in Chicago, IL. A co-chair of the conference, Ms. Roller also presented during the session, “Inside the GRAS Program, Premarket Review and the Approval Process for Food Additives: How the FDA Determines Food Ingredient Classification.” She discussed how to distinguish GRAS classification made through scientific procedures vs. food additive safety determinations made by a sponsor; when circumstances may give rise to a pre-submission meeting with FDA to discuss issues relevant to the submission of the GRAS notice; and how to structure a response to an FDA response to a GRAS notice.