This workshop will provide an overview of basic US human food labeling requirements under the authority of U.S. FDA. Basic labeling includes common name, net content, ingredient list, allergen information, country of origin, dealer name and address statements and nutrition facts. This will set up the discussion for the afternoon session which will take a far detailed look at the new nutrition fact labeling requirements. While the focus is on FDA regulated food, we will contrast certain label features with those of under USDA, (Food Safety and Inspection Service - FSIS). FSIS is also in the process of modernizing nutrition labelling. We will look at this as well.
At the end of the day attendees will be more e a better ideal of US food labeling requirements and in particular the new nutrition labeling rules.