U.S. Food Labelling Under the FDA

1 day course




Designed as a comprehensive overview of human food labelling under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this program 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 program builds your knowledge and confidence to navigate the U.S. food labelling landscape and address food labelling requirements. Comprehensive resource materials, including an electronic copy of the Food Suite® Smart Tools for US Food Labelling, are provided as a part of this training program.

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

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Identify and define the package, the label and their features (principal display panel, information panel, etc.)
  • Review requirements related to common name, net contents, ingredient list, nutrition facts, domicile statement, country of origin, etc.
  • Discuss country of origin labeling
  • Discuss Nutrition Facts label requirements under the new federal regulations and lets make that final transition
  • Determine what serving sizes to use, whether a product is a single or multiple serving package, and when a dual format Nutrition Facts label is required
  • Discuss ingredient labeling, allergen labeling, nomenclature, incidental additives and processing aids
  • Discuss technical features related to nutrition labeling, nutrient content claims and health claims
  • Discuss GMO labeling
  • Identify proper use of descriptive terms (e.g. fresh, natural, organic, etc.)
  • Discuss USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and how this may impact your food labels