Food Labeling Workshop June 2012


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 Audrey Rubio at (202) 639-5928.