Food Policy Impact: Short Course Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.


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Labeling a food product properly is as important to its legal compliance as manufacturing. Enhance your understanding of the regulations affecting the labeling of food products through this two-day, instructor-led short course, preceding Food Policy Impact.

Through this introductory course, participants will examine the legal naming of a food product, listing its ingredients (such as flavors), presenting its nutritional details, and making claims related to nutrient content, health effects, and production method. Participants also will:

  • Understand the specific requirements relative to labeling from both the FDA and USDA perspectives.
  • Identify which statements should be made about the nutrients in your food products, including ingredient statements, nutrition labeling requirements, nutrient content claims, health claims and structure/function claims.
  • Find the legal references for labeling requirements.
  • Learn about label statements that contribute to food safety and promote health and wellness.
  • Identify what's next for food label controversies and regulations.
  • Create and evaluate a food label.
  • Learn about which types of claims are drawing attention from regulators and civil class action lawsuits.

Registration Fees

Food Policy Impact Conference + Short Course
December 4 – 6, 2012
Course registration includes a course binder, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, and reception at the conclusion of the first day.

Before November 3, 2012
Members: $1,000 | Non-Members: $1,260

After November 3, 2012
Members: $1,150 | Non-Members: $1,400

Register for Conference + Short Course


Short Course Only

December 4 – 5, 2012

Before November 3, 2012
Members: $675 | Non-Members: $840 | IFT Student Members: $225

After November 3, 2012
Members: $725 | Non-Members: $890 | IFT Student Members: $245

Register for Short Course Only


Who should attend?

  • Food Scientists
  • Management
  • New Product Managers and Technologists
  • Operations & Production Personnel
  • Personnel who interact with R&D
  • Product Developers
  • QC/QA
  • R&D
  • Regulators
  • Researchers
  • Sales & Marketing

Here's what previous attendees had to say:

  • All of the instructors were true experts in their fields and excellent presenters. Thanks for a terrific course!"

  • "This labeling course has exceeded my expectation. I came in expecting that the class would be monotonous, but that was not the case. It was a lot of materials that we covered in 2 days, but at the end I went home with a better understanding about the subject."

  • "I really enjoyed that the presenters incorporated humor and anecdotes into their presentations, as it made topics that are dry much more interesting."