Kerry Toth Rost

  • Senior Attorney


Chicago, IL




Areas Of Practice

  • Food & Drug Law
  • Packaging Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • FDA & State Action Enforcement

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.S.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    • D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • Major: Podiatric Medicine
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Why Managed Care Organizations have a Legal Duty to Disclose the Use of Financial Incentives to Limit Medical Care, 35 J. Hlth. L. 145, 2002
  • Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 55 Food & Drug L. J. 619, 2000
  • Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 76 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1333, 2001
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Langer Biomechanics in Step, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place, American Health Lawyer's Association Writing Competition
  • 3rd Place, Food and Drug Law Institute's H. Thomas Austern Writing Awards Competition
  • 1st Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition
  • 2nd Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine Outstanding Student in Medicine Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Students Association, President, 1995 to 1996


  • Delta Zeta
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GRAS Goes to Congress

GRAS Goes to Congress

By Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney-at-law

Remember that whole business involving NGOs and other folks objecting to the legal system that allows companies to self-determine that their uses of substances are Generally Recognized As Safe (“GRAS”)? And remember how some groups had gone to court to get the system declared unlawful, but late last year the court ruled against them? Well, there’s a new chapter to this story. Now, some members of Congress have proposed a bill that would make changes to the law to address those very same objections.

The GRAS pathway to clearance of the use of substances in packaging and in food is crucially important, and this proposed law has the potential to make enormous changes in various legal obligations. For that reason, packagers should keep a close eye on this latest chapter in the ongoing debate over the policy issues surrounding the GRAS system.

In my view, addressing the complaints we’ve heard for years about the GRAS program required changes in the law, so at least the objectors are in the correct forum. There’s been so much criticism of the Food and Drug Administration lately, what with its slow reaction to the infant formula contamination problem, on top of its handling of issues relating to heavy metals in baby food and various complaints about its handling of COVID and other drug approvals, for some examples. But when it comes to the GRAS program, it’s always seemed that most of the objectors’ objections were better directed at Congress than at FDA.

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