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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Here’s what previous attendees had to say:
  • 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.”
You will be able to:
  1. Understand the specific requirements relative to labeling from both the FDA and USDA perspectives.  
  2. 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. 
  3. Find the legal references for labeling requirements.
  4. Learn about label statements that contribute to food safety and promote health and wellness.
  5. Identify what’s next for food label controversies and regulations.
  6. Create and evaluate a food label.
  7. Learn about which types of claims are drawing attention from regulators and civil class action lawsuits.

Intended Audience  

  • Food Scientists
  • Management 
  • New Product Managers and technologists 
  • Operations & Production Personnel  
  • Personnel who interact with R&D 
  • Product Developers 
  • QC/QA
  • R&D
  • Regulators
  • Researchers
  • Sales & Marketing

Learning Level: Introductory