Food labeling requirements in the U.S. are complex, and you need to stay ahead of the curve as they continue to be redefined. This course will provide you with the foundational and practical knowledge you need to comply with new and established labeling laws and regulations. Instructors will also cover emerging issues in regulation and labeling to help regulation professionals and product developers reformulate and react to marketplace drivers such as clean/clear labeling, corporate social responsibility, and responsible sourcing they need to understand the regulatory implications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the specific labeling requirements of both the FDA and USDA
  • Identify which mandatory information must appear on the label of your food product, and which voluntary statements may be made. Discussions include ingredient statements, nutrition labeling requirements, nutrient content claims, health claims and structure/function claims
  • Become familiar with legal references for labeling requirements
  • Understand label statements that contribute to food safety and promote health and wellness

Content Overview

  • Basic/Mandatory Labeling Requirements for FDA and USDA
  • Ingredient Statements (including allergens) for FDA and USDA
  • Ingredient workshop
  • Flavor labeling
  • Nutrition labeling
  • Health Claims, Nutrient Content Claims, Structure – Function Claims
  • Claims Workshop
  • Marketing Claims
  • Hot topics

IFT FIRST Short Courses – 2 Formats, same content – Choose the learning option that works for you:

  • In-person/Hybrid Option: Join us July 10 for a 1-day exclusive in-person course with instructors and networking opportunities prior to the IFT FIRST Event and Expo in Chicago.
    You will be able to discuss course content and engage in hands-on activities with instructors and fellow course participants. You will also receive access to on-demand presentations and a discussion board to connect with instructors and fellow attendees. Virtual office hours will be available for an interactive review of course content, starting two weeks after the course begins.

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  • Digital-Only Option: You will receive access to on-demand presentations and a discussion board to connect with instructors and fellow attendees. Virtual office hours will be available for an interactive review of course content, starting two weeks after the course begins.
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Instructors

RobertPost Robert C. Post, PhD, MEd, MSc, is the CEO/Principal of FoodTrition Solutions, LLC. His firm advises on drivers for marketplace trends and devises the necessary research pipelines to support claims and brands. He is also the Executive Director of the National Seasoning Manufacturer’s Association, representing 98% of the seasoning manufacturers in the US on regulatory and science issues, and Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers University in food science issues, food laws and regulations.
Riëtte van Laack Riëtte Van Laack, JD, PhD, PC, is an attorney with Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., a law firm that specializes in FDA regulatory matters. Riëtte counsels domestic and international clients on a broad range of food regulatory issues, including those pertaining to food labeling, health and nutrient claims, advertising claims, food safety, organic regulations, and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Eric Greenberg, JD, is Principal Attorney of the law firm Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., with a practice concentrated in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. Eric is also an Adjunct Faculty, Chicago-Kent College of Law and California Polytechnic State University.
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Kathleen Crossman is the Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at ADM. From chairing committees at the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association to presenting before a host of professional organizations, Kathleen Crossman is a trusted authority on regulatory matters in the flavor industry.

 

IFT Members Save on Registration Fees

Hybrid Option

  • IFT Member: $790
  • Non-Member: $955
  • Student: $490

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Digital-Only Option

  • IFT Member: $600
  • Non-Member: $765
  • Student: $300
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    • Late registration fee: $100 after July 10

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