Regulations and Laws for the Food Processor

Regulations and Laws for the Food Processor: Part I

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)

Regina Hildwine



I. Overview:  Food Law in the United States

     a. Key Players: Federal and State

Basic Legal Framework

          i. Laws

          ii. Regulations

          iii. Procedures

     c. History of Food Law

     d. USDA and FDA

     e. Adulteration and/or Misbranding

     f. Definitions

     g. FDA Enforcement Tools

     h. USDA Enforcement Tools

     i. Other Agencies and Enforcement

     j. The Role of States

     k. Private Right of Action

II. Overview of Food Labeling

     a. Food Labeling Basics

          i. Terminology

          ii. Jurisdiction

          iii. Authorities and Regulatory Agencies

     b. Key Labeling Differences

          i. FDA

          ii. USDA

     c. Required Label Elements

     d. Nutrition Labeling

          i. Differences

          ii. Claims

Regulations and Laws for the Food Processor: Part II

Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Richard Podolak, Ph.D.

Lloyd Hontz
Glenn Black

I. FSIS Inspections

     a. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Overview

i. Scope/Oversight

ii. Relevant Laws

iii. Compliance

     b. FSIS Expectations for Thermal Processing

i. History of Canning Regulation

ii. Basic Requirements

     c. What the Future Holds

i. Public Health Information System (PHIS)

ii. Decisions on Regulatory Jurisdiction


II. HACCP and the Regulatory Agencies

     a. U.S. HACCP Regulations


ii. FDA

     b. International HACCP Regulations

     c. HACCP Elements

i. Prerequisite Programs

ii. Training

iii. HACCP Plan & Key Elements

     d. Related Regulations


III. FDA Regulations Important to the Processor

     a. Thermal Processing Regulations

i. Low acid foods

ii. Acidified foods

     b. Important Questions & Answers from FDA website

     c. The Science behind Microbiological Safety

     d. Application Requirements cited in Regulations

i. Scheduled Process

ii. pH Classification

iii. Required Forms

iv. Records Requirements

v. Compliance and Enforcement