Legal Suites® Inc., in partnership with NSF International to bring to Alberta, Canada via the Alberta Food Processors Association the following in-class workshops: (1) Canadian Ingredient Labelling, (2) Canadian Nutrition Labelling, and (3) U.S Food Labelling Under the FDA.

Attendees will be provided with intensive technical training on the regulatory requirements for food and beverages in Canada and the U.S.  These workshops reflect the most up-to-date information on changes in the regulatory guidelines and legislation.
 
These workshops will also provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to confidently meet regulatory requirements and achieve compliance.
 
In order to register for any 1 or all 3 of these workshops, simply download, complete and submit the Alberta Food Processors Association Registration Form.
If you have any questions regarding these workshops, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at AFPA.

 

Canadian Ingredient Labelling
Workshop Description:
 
Preparing and properly declaring a list of ingredients is one of the most challenging requirements in food labelling. Are you confident in the regulatory compliance of your existing or new ingredient listing? This workshop focuses on the requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations, including new Health Canada regulatory amendments introduced in December 2016, that govern all foods and beverages sold in Canada.
 
Workshop Benefits:

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify the foods that are exempt from ingredient listings
  • Explain the basics of ingredient labelling (e.g. typeface, type height and location) and generate presentation options
  • Define nomenclature (e.g. common names, class names and collective names)
  • Interpret component declarations and exemptions
  • Define food additives and how they are specially regulated
  • Discuss how Interim Market Authorizations (IMAs) and Market Authorizations (MAs) influence compliance
  • Discuss what CFIA and Health Canada define as processing aids and incidental additives
  • Discuss rules governing ingredient omissions and substitutions
  • Discuss the influence of ingredients on nutrition labelling
  • Describe CFIA's Guidelines for Highlighted Ingredients and Flavours
  • Describe how label claims and statements affect the list of ingredients (e.g. no preservatives) and how the ingredients may influence label claims themselves (e.g. "natural")
  • Identify what ingredients and components must be declared and those that may be exempt
  • Discuss the influence of the ingredient list on claims
  • Recognize the new graphic requirements for the list of ingredients
Canadian Nutrition Labelling
Workshop Description:
 
Nutrition labelling is mandatory for most prepackaged foods, including bulk, foodservice and foods for further manufacture. Learn how to design a Nutrition Facts table (NFt) in compliance with the current regulations and new Health Canada regulatory amendments to nutrition labelling. This course provides a solid overview of Canadian nutrition labelling, nutrient content claims and health claims.
 
Workshop Benefits:
 
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify the requirements for nutrition labelling, exemptions, and declaration of core nutrition and additional information
  • Describe various Nutrition Facts table formats and their components: serving size, reference amounts, reference standards, recommended daily intake, weighted recommended nutrient intakes, daily values and tolerances for nutrient declarations
  • Discuss how nutrient values are calculated and rounded
  • Discuss Available Display Surface (ADS) and its influence on NFt formatting, location and orientation
  • Differentiate between the use of databases versus wet-lab testing
  • Discuss various nutrient content and health claims
  • Discuss how ingredient labelling, label claims and advertising affect the presentation of an NFt
  • Determine what NFt formats are eligible to be used for the food and its package
  • Determine a suitable serving size
  • Better appreciate how to calculate and round nutrient information for the NFt
U.S Food Labelling Under the FDA
Workshop Description:
 
Designed as a comprehensive overview of human food labelling under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this workshop explores the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Code for Federal Regulations (Title 21), the Fair Packaging and Labelling Act and other valuable resource guides as they relate to food labelling. Through presentations and workshop exercises, this workshop builds your knowledge and confidence to navigate the U.S. food labelling landscape and address food labelling requirements. 

This training course will not cover pet food, infant labelling, dietary supplements, restaurant foods or alcoholic beverages.

Workshop Benefits:
 
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify and define the package, the label and their features (principal display panel, information panel)
  • Review requirements related to common name, net contents, ingredient list, nutrition facts, domicile statement, country of origin, etc.)
  • Discuss technical features related to nutrition labelling, nutrient content claims and health claims
  • Discuss nutrition labelling under the former and new federal regulations
  • Discuss ingredient labelling, allergen labelling, nomenclature, incidental additives and processing aids
  • Identify proper use of descriptive terms (e.g. fresh, natural, organic)
  • Identify applicable regulations and their role in food labelling
  • Better appreciate helpful food labelling resources