Join us July 15th-16th

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Course Overview:

 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 


Full agenda coming soon!


CFS_Eric Greenberg

Eric Greenberg, JD
Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg, P.C

Eric is a Principal Attorney at Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. Eric concentrates his practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. His food and drug work have included regulatory counseling, new product development, negotiation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on numerous levels, handling recalls, and defending enforcement actions. Read more.

Labeling_Kathleen Crossman

Kathleen Crossman
Global Sr. Director, Global Processes & Standards GPO, ADM

Kathleen Crossman is currently serving ADM as the Global Sr. Director of Global Processes & Standards GPO – Product Safety & Stewardship Regulatory & Scientific Affairs. From chairing committees at the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association and Flavor Manufacturers of Canada, to presenting before a host of professional organizations, Kathleen Crossman is a trusted authority on regulatory matters in the flavor industry. Read more.


Robert Post, PhD, Med, MSc
CEO/Principal, FoodTrition Solutions, LLC

Robert 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. Read more.

Labeling_Riette Van Laack

Riëtte van Laack JD, PhD, JC
Attorney, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

Riëtte van Laack JD, PhD, JC 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. Read more.