May 11, 2017
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Similar to the United States, Canada is also in the process of modernizing nutrition and labeling regulations under the government’s Healthy Eating Strategy and Food Labeling Modernization Initiative. As part of these initiatives, Health Canada announced in December 2016 changes to the Food and Drug Regulations related to nutrition and ingredient labeling. The revisions to the regulations represent significant changes for food manufacturers that produce food and beverage products in Canada or export products to Canada. Industry will have five years to adopt the new requirements and must be in compliance by December 14, 2021.
If you sell, market or manufacture packaged food and beverages in Canada or export to Canada, your product label will change as a result of these new regulations. Label changes could be as minor as updating the ingredient declaration and Nutrtition Facts table or as major as a complete re-design of the entire label or package itself.
In this brand new seminar, from the creators of our bestselling Food Labeling Workshop, our experts will provide a comprehensive view of the impact the new requirements will have on your product labels, databases that feed your nutrition labeling software, PLM (product lifecycle management) systems, and customer databases. You'll also hear the latest updates on Health Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy and how proposals such as the Front-of-Pack nutrition labeling proposal may have additional impacts on your business.
Registration ends May 9th!
Secure your spot today and get up to speed quickly on how these rules will impact your company.
Session Highlights of our agenda include:
- Revisions to daily values based on the latest science
- A footnote to help consumers understand % daily values
- Changes to the serving size regulations to make food comparisons of similar products easier for consumers
- Declaration of food colour ingredients by their common name rather than the generic term “colour”
- New information on sugar - A percent Daily Value for total sugar and grouping of sugar-based ingredients on the ingredient list
- And much more!
By the end of this session, participants will have the knowledge to:
- Identify brands and product claims impacted by the regulations
- Update internal systems, ingredient declarations and nutrition facts tables to make changes to product labels
- Explain new requirements for compliance
- Prepare their companies for upcoming proposals initiated under the Healthy Eating Strategy
Who Should Attend?
Individuals involved in:
- Food label development
- Food labeling compliance
- Product development
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Regulatory Affairs
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