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:

  • Spices
  • Flavors
  • Colors
  • Preservatives
  • Additives

Required Label Elements by Agency

Nutrition Facts Panel

Special Nutrition Labeling Provisions

Food Safety Related Statements

Placement of Required Label Elements

Labeling Exemptions

Labeling Checklist

Label Approvals

Hot Topics

Nutrition Label Reform: FDA and USDA

GMO Labeling

FDA Draft Guidance on Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets

FDA Guidance on Ingredients Declared as Evaporated Cane Juice


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