Mark S. Hostetler - Attorney
BlackWell Sanders     Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
720 Olive Street, 24th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101
Direct Phone: 314.345.6272
Direct Fax: 314.345.6060

Mark S. Hostetler, of counsel at Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, has more than 25 years of experience in advising consumer product companies, and focuses in advertising and promotions, primarily on the food industry. He has guided producers, advertisers and marketers through regulatory proceedings, product recalls, new product introductions, and new advertising and promotional campaigns. He has represented clients before the FDA, the USDA, the FTC, and the National Advertising Division and is a sought after speaker on food regulation, advertising and marketing topics and is of counsel to the firm. Mark is the author of a monthly column for Prepared Foods magazine as well as a regular contributor to the Prepared Foods podcast on “Industry Regulations and Legislation.”  Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Mark was the vice president of a leading food company. He can be reached at

Feature Articles
Promoting Safe and Nutritious

Regulatory Columns
Supplement Labeling -- September 2008
Safety Dance -- August 2008
Regulations: Natural Claims, with Caution -- June 2008
Regulations: That’s the Plan -- January 2008
Regulations: Scientific Health Claims Review -- October 2007
Melamine Risk Assessment -- September 2007
Updating Organic -- July 2007
Corn Oil Claims -- June 2007
Claims Substantiation for Weight Management Products
Land of the Free - April 2007

Podcast: Regulations--Proposed Food Safety Leg
Podcast: Regulations--Proposition 65 and Recent FDA Guidance
Podcast: Regulations--Steps Being Taken by the FDA
Podcast: Regulations--Current FDA Events
Podcast: Regulations--The FDA Food Protection Plan
Podcast: Regulations--Import Food Safety