Arlington, VA
United States


FEMA Member Registration Fee: $195

Bowling at Bowlero – with dinner buffet and drinks: $45
This optional function is now at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Elle Brumley at [email protected].

Meeting Location

Hilton Arlington National Landing 
2399 Richmond Hwy 
Arlington, VA 22202 
(703) 418-6800

Hotel and Travel Information

The hotel room block is currently full.

Cancellation Policy

Only written requests received by FEMA by February 20, 2024, will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for requests made after that date, and no refunds will be given for no-shows.


Attendee substitutions may be made at any time, provided that the substitute is from the same organization.

Photo Policy

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA), its affiliates or agents, may take photographs during or film portions of FEMA events. By registering for this FEMA event, you authorize FEMA, without limitation or expectation of compensation, the right to use your image and likeness in its publications, advertising or other media activities (including the internet), and waive all rights or claims you may have against the FEMA and/or any of its affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, or assignees.


If you have any registration questions or would like to add additional registrants and/or make changes to your registration, please contact Elle Brumley at (202) 293-5800 or [email protected].



Tuesday, March 12, 2024  
10:30am – 12:00pm ET

Consumer Product Companies Committee - Agenda

This committee meeting is open only to consumer product company representatives and committee chairs.

12:00pm – 1:30pm ET Lunch & Speaker – Dr. Kristi Muldoon Jacobs
1:30pm – 4:30pm ET Regulatory Affairs Committee - Agenda
5:30pm – 7:00pm ET Networking Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Bowling at Bowlero

This is an optional function with limited space and an additional fee.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024  
8:00am – 9:00am ET Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm ET Regulatory Affairs Committee - Agenda
12:00pm – 1:30pm ET

FEMA FLI Meeting and Lunch

This lunch is open only to FEMA Future Leaders Initiative cohort members.


Lunch Speaker

Dr. Kristi Muldoon Jacobs
Acting Director
FDA Office of Food Additive Safety

Dr. Kristi Muldoon Jacobs is the current Acting Director for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS). Dr. Muldoon Jacobs earned a Ph.D. from UMDNJ/Rutgers University program in biomedical sciences and continued research at NIH/National Cancer Institute on the mechanism of tumor suppression and carcinogenesis. In her previous roles at FDA and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), she served as a toxicologist with expertise in the safety assessment of FDA regulated products.

Dr. Muldoon Jacobs has served as an expert to the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) committees, as well as 15 international working groups. Additionally, she has published over 30 peer reviewed publications in areas related to her expertise.

International Subcommittee

Alexander Mohr
Executive Director
European Flavour Association (EFFA)

Alexander will join virtually to speak on the European Commission’s "One Substance, One Assessment."

Ute Woelke
Vice President Regulatory Affairs Flavor

Ute will join virtually to speak on the smoke flavors in the EU.

North America Subcommittee

Megan Kastner
Policy Manager, Product Policy
Consumer Brands Association

Megan will speak about CBA’s activities to develop a strategic plan and communications strategy on processed foods on behalf of the broader food industry.


Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting Agenda

Consumer Product Companies Committee Meeting Agenda

2023 Fall Symposium minutes

Regulatory Affairs - International Allergen Spreadsheet - March 2024

FEMA GRAS Country Acceptance List - March 2024

Consumer Product Companies Draft Minutes - Fall Symposium 2023

FEMA Policy Priorities 2024

FEMA Spring Committee Meetings Attendee List