Food Labeling Workshop June 2012

Agenda

Registration and Breakfast                                                   8:00 a.m.

Morning Session (Instruction)                                              8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch                                                                                         12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session (Instruction)                                          1:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Breaks about every 2 hours
 

Day 3 Instruction Schedule                                                   8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 

Day One:
 

Introductory Session: Food Labeling Basics

Key terminology

Regulatory Agencies and Authorities

FDA general approach to food labeling

USDA-FSIS approach and prior label approval

 

Lecture Session: FDA and FSIS Required Label Elements (1)

Identity Statement

Net Contents Declaration

Inspection legend (FSIS)

Handling statements (FSIS)

 

Labeling Exercise and Discussion
 

Lunch Break
 

Lecture Session:  FDA and FSIS Required Label Elements and Related Subjects (2)

Packer-Distributor Statement

Ingredient Labeling

Food Allergen Labeling

Flavor labeling, color and preservative statements

Labeling for certain ingredients & additives

“Natural”

 

Labeling Exercise and Discussion

 

Summary Lecture:  Hot Topics in Labeling 

Labeling for safety-related issues

Irradiation labeling

Country of origin marking

Bilingual labeling

“Fresh”

“Organic”

Biotechnology labeling

Religious dietary labeling
 

Day Two:
 

Lecture Session: Nutrition Labeling, Serving Size

 

Labeling Exercise and Discussion

 

Lecture Session: Nutrition Labeling Declaration and Format

Nutrient declarations

Nutrition label formats

Nutrition labeling compliance
 

Lunch break
 

Labeling Exercise and Discussion

 

Lecture Session: Special Topics in Nutrition Labeling

Nutrition Labeling Exemptions

Special nutrition labeling provisions

Nutrition labeling for raw produce, seafood, meat and poultry

 

Discussion Session: Nutrition Labeling Issues and Common Mistakes
 

Day Three:
 

Lecture Session: Label Claims about Nutrition, Nutrient Content Claims 

 

Labeling Exercise and Discussion

 

Lecture Session: Label Claims about Nutrition:

Structure-Function Claims

Health Claims

Dietary Guidance Statements

 

Discussion Session: Nutrition Claims

 

End of Workshop (12:30)

 

If you have questions about the workshop program, content or speakers, please contact Audrey Rubio at (202) 639-5928.