Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.Labeling a food product properly is as important to its legal compliance as manufacturing. Enhance your understanding of the regulations affecting the labeling of food products. Examine the legal naming of a food product, listing its ingredients (such as flavors), presenting its nutritional details, and making claims related to nutrient content, health effects, and production method.
Course Length: 2 Days (June 24-25, 2012)
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- All of the instructors were true experts in their fields and excellent presenters. Thanks for a terrific course!"
- “This labeling course has exceeded my expectation. I came in expecting that the class would be monotonous, but that was not the case. It was a lot of materials that we covered in 2 days, but at the end I went home with a better understanding about the subject.”
- “I really enjoyed that the presenters incorporated humor and anecdotes into their presentations, as it made topics that are dry much more interesting.”
- Understand the specific requirements relative to labeling from both the FDA and USDA perspectives.
- Identify which statements should be made about the nutrients in your food products, including ingredient statements, nutrition labeling requirements, nutrient content claims, health claims and structure/function claims.
- Find the legal references for labeling requirements.
- Learn about label statements that contribute to food safety and promote health and wellness.
- Identify what’s next for food label controversies and regulations.
- Create and evaluate a food label.
- Learn about which types of claims are drawing attention from regulators and civil class action lawsuits.
- Food Scientists
- New Product Managers and technologists
- Operations & Production Personnel
- Personnel who interact with R&D
- Product Developers
- Sales & Marketing
Learning Level: Introductory