Food Labeling Workshop


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


Labeling Exercise and Discussion

Summary Lecture:  Hot Topics in Labeling 

Labeling for safety-related issues

Irradiation labeling

Country of origin marking

Bilingual labeling



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 Christie Gray at (202) 637-8064.