Elisa Giusto counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters in food and drug law, with an emphasis on food-contact materials, food additives, packaging for drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. She assists companies in establishing a suitable status for food packaging articles and materials in the European Union (EU), Member States, and other European countries. She also advises clients with respect to the principle of mutual recognition.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Elisa worked for an Italian law firm, where she assisted Italian and multinational food companies on issues related to the commercialization of food products. Notably, she advised clients on labeling and advertising issues, withdrawals and recalls, and food safety matters more generally.
- Managed and consulted on issues related to food product advertising and information to consumers, provided risk assessments on labeling, claims and products marketing, taking into consideration both European food law relevant rules and principles on fair communication to consumers
- Supported clients on handling non-compliant product issues: withdrawals/recalls, food safety matters, companies’ crisis, procedures following non-compliant certified food products
- Defended clients in proceedings before administrative authorities, civil and criminal courts for food law breaches and food law crimes
- Assisted with commercial relationships and drafted contracts on food related aspects