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Ensuring legal security in the emerging food tech space – videoEnsuring legal security in the emerging food tech space – video

Hillary H. Hughes, principal, Foster Garvey, previews her SupplySide West/ Food ingredients North America presentation about food tech innovation from her attorney vantage point.

Sandy Almendarez

October 20, 2022

Food brands entering the cool, new and exciting word of precision fermentation and other food tech products need not hinder innovation due to legal requirements of contracts, intellectual property (IP) or other hurdles. That is, as long as they are working with a trusted legal advisor.

Hillary H. Hughes, principal, Foster Garvey, is such a partner to many brands in the food industry. She helps ensure that parties are legally protected in this emerging area of product innovation. In this new video interview with Sandy Almendarez, vice president of content, SupplySide, Hughes talks about the life of a food tech attorney and how she found herself in this area of work.

They also cover:

  • How Hughes brings creativity and the entrepreneur spirit to practicing law.

  • The crossover between the sports, arts, entertainment industries with the natural products industry.

  • How 2022 will be Hughes’ first time at SupplySide West/Food ingredients North America.  

This video was recorded onsite at Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia.

Hughes will be talking more about how brands can navigate the food tech space during the SupplySide Stage session “Food technology trends, best practice & compliance” 12:45-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at booth 5670 SupplySide West/Food ingredients North America. This session is open to all visitors; register here.

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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