AIB

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change. Please review our dress code.

Day 1

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Registrations- Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics

Nutrition Facts and Reference Amount Changes
A summary of the recent proposed regulations concerning changes to the Nutrition Facts format and new Serving Sizes for certain foods.

9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Ingredients, Additives and GRAS Substances (1h)
How do food additives and GRAS substances differ from dietary ingredients?  A discussion of the policies for different types of ingredients used in foods.
11:00 a.m. Claims- Where are we going wrong?
The increase in enforcement action by FDA has highlighted a number of problems with claims being made on package labels as well as on company websites.  After a short review of the different types of claims, actual examples will be shown for an assessment of the compliance issues.  Additionally, front-of-package labeling symbols will be discussed.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)
1:00 p.m. Internet Information #1
A live demonstration of where regulations for the different types of ingredients and claims can be found on the Internet
1:30 p.m. Workshop One - Claims
Exercises to test your skills in determining whether nutrient content claims or health claims can be made for specific products. Break provided during the workshop.
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Internet Information #2
A brief overview of where regulations are located on the Internet for all food labeling elements

Workshop 2 - Label Review
An opportunity to review actual product labels from store shelves for compliance issues.
Break provided during the workshop.
12:00 pm. Adjourn

Successful completion of this course earns the participant a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the changes that need to be made to the nutrition facts panel based on regulations released May 27, 2016.
  • Distinguish between food substances, food additives, color additives, GRAS substances and dietary ingredients.  Explain the regulatory approval process for each class of ingredients.
  • Apply the regulations for nutrient content claims, health claims, structure/function claims and drug claims to assess the compliance of actual examples of claims from packages and company websites.
  • Summarize the proper use of “Front-of-Package” labeling symbols and how they tie into label claims.
  • Identify the location on the Internet of the information pertaining to the different types of ingredients and claims
  • Using raw data, determine if specific nutrient content claims or health claims can be made for specific products.
  • Identify the location on the Internet of the information pertaining to FDA regulated elements on food packages.
  • Determine if commercially available food packages are compliant with FDA regulations.

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