Label Training – Cal Poly Pomona
In case you missed it, we thought we’d share some photos…. contact us at ‘debra at knowledge-bank.net’ if you’d like training on-site at your business.
For the full press release see: http://www.cpp.edu/~agri/news/2018-food-labeling-workshop.shtml
Bare Bones of Food Label Regulations
Food Label Training
—Scheduled for April 26, 2018 AND HOSTED BY the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona (California)
- How to make an ingredient declaration and allergen statement
- What is a product name and characterizing flavor on the front-of-pack
- When can a claim be made for “free from” or “packed with” for nutrients like calcium or fiber
- The graphic differences and nutrient definitions for “old” and “new” nutrition facts formats
- How a daily value and rounding rules work for Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber and Protein
- When to “count” an ingredient as an added sugar or dietary fiber for labeling purposes
- What makes a serving size and how this affects servings per container or the new dual column formats
- Regulatory agency involvement in labeling enforcement
- Why bragging about a good nutrient requires disclosure about other nutrients
To register visit: www.cpplabel.eventbrite.com
Too many food companies find out there IS a labeling regulation when they are first threatened by a lawsuit or notified of regulatory agency action. Get the bare bones of USA food label regulations in this 7-hour workshop hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. This beginning workshop is for those new to what must appear on a food label. The workshop is intended for food industry professionals, agri-business faculty, entrepreneurs, registered dietitians, food science & food-related business students.
The practical tools and examples will help attendees create a skeleton of the 7-basic label elements. Take the fright out of how to declare “added sugars”, “additives”, and “dietary fibers” when transforming labels before the new nutrition facts deadline of July 2018. The workshop will demonstrate where to find the rules, calculations, and disclosures for the basic “packed with” or “free from” nutrient claims.
Save the date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Agriscapes at Cal Poly Pomona. Visit www.cpplabel.eventbrite.com for upcoming information and registration details. Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours have been applied for through the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC) for certified food scientists and Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Debra KW Topham, MS, CNS, CFS, Director of knowledge bank
Debra is director at Knowledge Bank. Her boutique consulting firm provides “health checkups” for USA food and supplement labels as well as substantiation reports for ingredient claims. The Huntington Beach, CA consulting service checks that USA product labels & sell sheets including nutrient and health claims are in compliance with FDA, USDA, and FTC regulations. Debra is a 35-year veteran of the food industry with experience reviewing more than 3,000 product labels for her clients and Fresh&Easy Neighborhood Market and soon the software launch of ReviewQ®. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Food Scientist and adjunct lecturer for local universities.