Nutrition Label Claims & Proposed Food Safety Rule by FDA

Nutrition Label Claims - Are You Compliant? Part I & II

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Prerecorded Event
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120 Minutes
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Demystify Different Types of Nutrition Claims

Did you ever stop to think about the label of the food you purchase? Have you wondered how can one canola spread say “low in fat” and the other say “reduced fat”? There are many type of claims— nutrient content claims, health claims, structure function claims and claims that are not regulates per say such as “natural” and “wholesome”. These claims can be direct implied, they could have a required qualifying statement. Not only do labels have to comply with claim requirements so does any and all applicable marketing and advertising.

Expert speaker Anne Sherod will address different types of nutrition claims. She will talk about how a claim can be made on the packaging and in advertising, and share information on how to document or substantiate label claims. Recently, the FDA has proposed two new rules that will impact the format and the content of the nutrition facts panel (NFP) and the (SFP). The session will address these 2 proposals to the extent that they impact label claims.

This program will provide answers to these questions:

  • History of nutrition labeling
  • What is a nutrient content claim?
  • What is a health claim and why are there some qualifying disclaimers?
  • Can I make a “Natural” claim?
  • What documentation do I need to make a claim?
  • To what extent do the proposed rules impact nutritional label and marketing claims?


How Changes To the NFP Impact The Industry

Your label is the face of your brand and responsible for selling your products. However, labels have to comply with claim requirements. The FDA has proposed two new rules that will impact the format and content of the nutrition facts panel (NFP) and the supplement facts panel (SFP). It is important to understand how these proposed changes can impact the presentation of the information that is critical to customers and regulators.

This presentation by Anne Sherod will explain the proposed changes to the NFP. Anne will outline the updates to the format and content of the nutrition facts panel and the supplement facts panel. You will get valuable insight into the changes in single serving size and reference amounts customarily consumed (RACC). Most importantly, the expert will talk about the impact of these changes on the industry and how to manage these changes.

This program will provide answers to these important questions:

  • Why update the NFP
  • What are the proposed format changes to the NFP
  • What are the proposed content changes to the NFP
  • What is single serve dual-labeling and when is it required
  • What do these changes mean to you

Benefits of the session:

  • The information in this presentation will help regulatory affairs and labeling professionals understand the proposed changes
  • Examples of the format and content changes to the NFP and the updated reference daily intake nutrient list
  • Understand when a single serving dual label is required
  • Develop a plan of attack to update labels

Who should attend: 

  • Food regulatory affairs and labeling professionals
  • Food sales and marketing professionals
  • Food safety and quality managers and directors
  • Food industry trade association representatives

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About Our Speaker

Anne Sherod - Food Safety Auditor

Anne Sherod is a Director of Food Safety with The Acheson Group.  With her 14 years of experience in food and dietary supplement manufacturing, Anne has led successful teams in the areas of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory compliance in manufacturing, for both corporate and retail settings. Specific areas of focus include prevention and preparedness like HACCP, current good manufacturing practices, food and dietary supplement labeling, GRAS notifications,...   More Info
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