FDA to Redefine “Healthy Claim” for Food Labeling

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Prerecorded Event
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Length
60 minutes
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Overview of Current FDA Regulations on Use of the Term “Healthy” on Food Labels and Why it Intends to Redefine the Term

In order to make a “Healthy” claim for Food Labeling and promotion, it’s important to understand how FDA defines and will likely redefine the “Healthy” claim.

In this session, expert speaker Norma Skolnik will offer an overview of current FDA regulations on use of the term “healthy” per FDA’s 1993 Final Rule and why the agency intends to redefine the term in view of the evolving science related to public health recommendations for dietary intake.

References to all relevant FDA regulations, Guidance documents, and FDA websites for general nutritional claims and “Healthy” claims will be provided as well as regulatory insights.

Session highlights:

  • Background to the current FDA regulations for a “Healthy claim” per 21 CFR 101.65(d)
  • The role of the new 2016 final rules updating the Nutrition Facts label
  • FDA’s reasons for wanting to redefine the term in view of the evolving science and public health recommendations for dietary intake.
  • Beneficial nutrients and FDA’s view on how they relate to the definition of the term “healthy”
  • FDA enforcement discretion if foods do not meet the specified nutritional requirements

Who Should Attend

  • Regulatory Affairs managers
  • Directors & associates
  • Labeling managers
  • Marketing managers involved in food labeling

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About Our Speaker

Norma Skolnik - FDA Regulations Expert

Norma Skolnik has over 35 years of regulatory experience working with the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. She served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Americas for Cadbury Adams. Prior to that, she was Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Adams Division of Pfizer and Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Warner-Lambert company. She also served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Lederle Consumer Healthcare and...   More Info
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