Paula Pastuskovas counsels domestic and international clients on regulatory and compliance matters in food and drug law. She assists clients in obtaining regulatory clearances for food additives and food-contact materials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, and other comparable international agencies. She advises clients on food labeling, ingredient, and substantiation issues.
As a resident of the firm’s San Francisco office, Paula also advises companies on compliance with California’s state and local laws. This includes California’s Proposition 65, California’s Proposition 12, the Rigid Plastic Packaging and Container Program (RPPC), and other legislation that relates to recycling and sustainability. In addition, she assists clients in defending against Proposition 65 enforcement actions.
Paula has an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and is well-versed in regulatory requirements related to sustainability matters, such as the use of recycled materials in food-contact applications, state bottle deposit laws, and label claims. While in law school, she served on the Hastings International Law Review, was a representative of the Hastings Food and Wine Law Organization and served on the board of the National Food Law Student Network.
- Conducted research on issues related to food, food packaging, food-contact materials, cannabis, and more
- Reviewed food labeling materials and provided advice regarding ingredient declarations, nutrition labeling, structure function claims, and other marketing claims
- Assisted in the preparation of submission materials to obtain regulatory clearances for food packaging materials and food additives in jurisdictions worldwide