Both FDA and USDA have their own set of regulations for food labeling requirements, which comparatively are sometimes the same and sometimes very different. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has a required labeling pre-approval process but also permits some products to be generically approved with accompanying record keeping at the production plant level without submission to its Washington, D.C., office.
USDA-FSIS recently published amended poultry class naming standards. Trends that affect names, claims, ingredients and nutrition can have a range of implications for products subject to different government agency regulations. Identifying key labeling elements to cross-check while managing mixed product lines is valuable for consistent messaging across a brand group, category or line extensions. Determining best practices is vital for delivering compliant labeling that achieves desired marketplace positioning.
This webinar will address similarities and differences in:
- Process and approach – USDA-FSIS prior and generic approval labeling processes
- Regulations, standards, policies, guidance and compliance basics and resources
- Minimum requirements – product names, ingredient lists, nutrition facts, net contents, origin
- Optional Claims – nutrient content, ingredient, quality, health related, animal raising
- When USDA requires more – “natural” defined, safe handling
- USDA labeling authority from the Agricultural Marketing Service, National Organic Standards Board, Food and Nutrition Service School Meals Child Nutrition
- Contemporary issues – finely textured beef, “natural” and genetically modified (GMO) claims, litigation
Who should attend:
- Regulatory affairs and compliance professionals
- QA and QC managers
- Food scientists, technologists and product developers
- Government food inspectors
- Consumer and marketing research professionals
- Advertising, brand, marketing and public relations managers
- Legal consultants and professionals
- Dietitians and nutritionists
Presenter Lauren Swann
Lauren Swann is president of Concept Nutrition Inc., specializing in strategies to effectively deliver accurate nutrition messages for industry, media and public health by providing food labeling and nutrient analyses. She’s managed labeling while with Kraft Foods. She established the Regulatory Affairs department for Vlasic Foods. She has guest lectured at leading universities and developed customized label training presentations for industry associations and online courses. She has co-authored and written chapters for six books, including the Nutrition Labeling Handbook, and has been interviewed by national and local media including NPR. She has an MS in nutrition communications from Boston University, a BS in medical dietetics from Howard University, is a registered dietitian, licensed in Pennsylvania.
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