Food Labeling Workshop: Complying with Regulatory Requirements for the Labeling of Packaged Foods


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. – 5:00 p.m.
Breaks about every 2 hours  
*Day 3 Instruction Schedule    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Regulatory Agencies and General Authorities


How to Navigate USDA and FDA Sites and Find Resources for Preliminary Research


Product Quality Claims

Ingredient Related Claims such as "Natural", "Organic", "Fresh"

Green/Environmental/Sustainability Claims

Third Party Claims


Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing Claims:

Nutrient Content

Structure Function

Health Claims

Dietary Guidance Statements


Labeling for Certain Ingredients:







Required Label Elements by Agency

Nutrition Facts Panel

Special Nutrition Labeling Provisions

Food Safety Related Statements

Irradiation Labeling

Placement of Required Label Elements

Labeling Exemptions

Labeling Checklist

Label Approvals

Hot Topics

Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Labeling Rules

Menu and Vending Calorie Labeling Rules

Vermont GE Labeling Rule



If you have questions about the workshop program, content or speakers, please contact Tonnetta Brown at (202) 637-4806.