Join us online July 28-30, 2020.

The online workshop will be held 4 hours per day, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST each of the three days.

Registration is no longer available for this course.

Detailed Course Agenda

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

Agenda Overview

July 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

  • Basic/Mandatory Labeling Requirements for FDA and USDA
  • Ingredient Statements (including allergens) for FDA and USDA
  • Ingredient workshop
July 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
  • Flavor labeling
  • Nutrition labeling
  • Health Claims, Nutrient Content Claims, Structure – Function Claims

July 30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

  • Claims Workshop
  • Marketing Claims
  • Hot topics






RobertPostRobert 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 LaackRiëtte Van Laack, JD, PhD, MS, 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. Riëtte has extensive experience in the food science and technology industry, working as a researcher abroad and in the United States.



Eric GreenbergEric F. 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.
His food and drug work has included regulatory counseling, label and claims review, new product development, GRAS and food contact materials evaluations and clearances, negotiations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state agencies, handling recalls, and defending enforcement actions.
In addition to his law practice, Eric is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches Food and Drug Law and Administrative Law, and graduate and undergraduate Packaging Law and Regulation at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly).
Eric wrote the book, Guide to Packaging Law, the Second Edition of which was published in October 2007.
He serves as Legal Editor and monthly legal columnist for Packaging World Magazine.
Eric has served as General Counsel of the Contract Packaging Association for over 15 years.
His firm is based in Chicago and represents clients based all over the world.



Kathleen CrossmanKathleen Crossman
is the Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at ADM Nutrition. 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. She has more than 25 years of relevant experience and currently leads a segment of ADM Nutrition’s regulatory team. She and her team work to provide customers with accurate information and solutions that help mitigate risk and keep their products and customers safe. Kathleen currently chairs FEMA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and has led and participated in many initiatives, such as a supply chain task force, intellectual property webinars and served as Flavor Labeling Committee Chair.

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