Jana Caracciolo Attorney At Law


Jana Caracciolo - Attorney at Law

Associate

T 813.273.5000
F 813.273.5145
D 813.273.5124
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Knowledgeable counselor on federal, state, and local regulations impacting the production, distribution, marketing, and consumption of food. Helping clients comply with complex food laws and regulations.

Jana Caracciolo provides an astute knowledge of food labeling regulation and interpretation and counsel related to food safety-related issues. She provides legal counsel and compliance guidance to farmers, ranchers, producers, processors, distributors, and retailers on compliance issues with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and various state agencies’ requirements on food safety, food and beverage labeling and packaging, and product development. 

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jana served as a staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center, researching and analyzing food safety and food labeling issues. 

While attending law school, Jana interned at the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. Here, she received hands-on experience conducting research for individuals, communities, and governments on a wide range of food law and policy issues. Her experience included the review of FDA rules impacting farm food safety; policies to address and reduce the 40% food waste rate in the U.S.; training and empowering food policy councils and other community coalitions to achieve food system goals; and research and recommendations at all levels of government regarding policies increasing public access to healthy food.

Jana also served as an intern at the USDA Office of the General Counsel. Jana worked directly with the Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs Division assisting in the provision of legal counsel and litigation support to the undersecretaries for the USDA Food Safety and Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the corresponding reporting agencies. Jana assisted division staff in collaborating with client agencies on critical USDA programs related to food safety and public health, animal and plant health, biotechnology regulation, agricultural marketing programs, commodity research and promotion programs, trade practice regulation, and grain inspection. 

Growing up on a small honey tangerine farm in Florida prompted Jana’s interest in the food system. Prior to obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Jana served as the 2014-2015 Area III State Vice President for the Florida FFA Association (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America). While obtaining her degree, she served as a member of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador Program. 

Jana is currently pursuing her LL.M. advanced degree in food and agricultural law at the University of Arkansas and expects to graduate in December 2023. 

  • Insights
    • “Truth in Labeling Laws(uits) – Update on Arkansas,” National Agricultural Law Center, AG Law & Food News Blog, October 25, 2022
    • Panelist, “Labeling Challenges in the Rapidly Evolving Alternative Protein Market” FDLI Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference: For the Food and Dietary Supplement Community, September 28, 2022
    • “Growing Careers in Agricultural & Food Law: A Webinar for 1890s Institutions,” National Agricultural Law Center, April 18, 2022
    • “First there was AquAdvantage Salmon, then there was GalSafe Pigs, and now there’s PRLR-SLICK Cattle,” National Agricultural Law Center, AG Law & Food News Blog, March 15, 2022
    • “Focus on Food: Bioengineered Foods Now Require Disclosure,” National Agricultural Law Center, AG Law & Food News Blog, January 11, 2022
    • “Focus on Food: Understanding Labeling and the First Amendment,” National Agricultural Law Center, AG Law & Food News Blog, October 5, 2021
    • Co-Chair, “The Rights of Nature: Defending our Biosphere,” Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) 26, University of Florida Levin College of Law, February 6-8, 2020
  • Affiliations
    • American Agricultural Law Association
    • Food & Drug Law Institute
    • The Florida Bar
  • Credentials
    • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2021
      • Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law, Advanced Legal Studies Certificate
      • UF/IFAS Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, Research Assistant
      • National Food Law Student Network, Executive Board Member
      • Florida Moot Court Team, Executive Board Member
    • B.S., University of Florida, Food and Resource Economics, 2018
  • Admissions
    • Florida