Complete Continuing Conference Package
Gain access to all of the live Continuing Conference sessions, as well as, Main Conference recordings with this comprehensive package.Main Conference sessions deal with labeling trends & innovation challenges, hearing from government officials at the USDA and FTC, and legal perspectives on bioengineering, lawsuits and predictions for the new Biden administration.
Sesame and Allergen Labeling Trends
July 7, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETJoe Baumert, DirectorFood Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) With passage of the FASTER Act earlier this year, sesame becomes the ninth major allergen in the US and will require labeling in 2023. Learn the ins-and-outs of the new requirements, what your timeline for adopting new labeling needs to look like, and how the future of allergen labeling in the US may change.
USDA Organic Labeling Update
August 4, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETJennifer Tucker, Deputy AdministratorNational Organic Program, USDA(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) Come learn about what’s new with the USDA organic standards, and what the USDA does to both build the organic market and to protect the integrity of the USDA organic seal.
Insider's Guide to State Labeling Resources
September 1, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETJanis Hochstetler, HACCP and Labeling CoordinatorIowa State Meat & Poultry Inspection Bureau(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) How closely are you working with your state’s Department of Agriculture? From an insider, this session will both cover the types of state specific regulation and requirements that can exist alongside FDA and USDA rules, but also go through the types of resources and support that states offer local food processors.
Expert Witness Perspective: Claims & Clean Labels
October 6, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETKantha Shelke, PrincipalCorvus Blue, LLC(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) There is no regulatory definition for clean labeling. But the truth is, consumer demand for easy-to-understand ingredient statements and trustworthy labels isn't going anywhere. When it comes to meeting what consumers want, it is a lot easier said than done. This session will cover the technical realities associated with the concept of a “clean” label from an R&D and Regulatory perspective.
Keto, Paleo, Diet Trends
November 3, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETGrant Prentice & Rebecka Palmquist, FoodMinds | ChicagoJason Lipsitz, Label Insight - A NielsenIQ Company(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) Today’s consumer is more engaged with nutrition than ever before, and both paleo and keto diets continue to grow more popular. Learn the regulatory considerations for marketing and labeling diet-focused food products, and how to evaluate the marketplace and scientific guidance when developing these items.
Flavor Labeling Trends and Case Study
December 1, 2021 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETLisa Cummins, Regulatory Affairs ManagerFONA International Inc.(PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSION NOW AVAILABLE) Flavor labeling tops the charts as one of the most common complicated aspects of product labeling. This session will cover flavor descriptors and the laws governing labeling and specific situations including food allergens, flavoring agents, ingredient classifications, flavor categories, organic, kosher and halal.
2021 Year in Review: Litigation Trends
January 5, 2022 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETBrian P. Sylvester, Special CounselCovington & Burling LLPDespite interruptions to civil litigation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 witnessed more new class action lawsuits filed against the food and beverage industry than in any other year of the last decade. During this session, we will examine litigation trends from 2021 spanning false labeling and slack fill to "all natural" claims. We'll consider the latest on flavor litigation (in particular, vanilla), as well as an emerging area of litigation -- animal welfare and environmental practices tied to claims like "humane" and "free range".
Added Sugar Trends and Case Studies
Lisa Weller Ashton, MSFebruary 2, 2022 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETThe definition of Added Sugar has been vastly debated since the publication of FDA’s final rule for nutrition labeling. Since then, the agency has continued to release additional guidance to facilitate implementation of the rules. This session will use examples and case studies to explain the FDA’s definition of Added Sugars, propose best practices for troubleshooting data collection, and highlight strategies for optimizing nutrition facts panel sugar declarations.
Food Labeling Office Hours (Q&A) with PLC
Prime Label Consultants' Labeling ExpertsMarch 2, 2022 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETPLC's team will be hosting a Labeling Q&A. This session can cover claims, ingredient statements, nutrition, bioengineered labeling, food policy, and more - we look forward to your questions and we will do our best to incorporate as many as possible in the time available.
Heart Health Claims in Food Labeling
Shelley Johnson, R.D.April 6, 2022 / 3:00 - 4:00 PM ETHeart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. and claims related to cardiovascular health are important features of many food labels. Explore the consumer considerations behind these claims, the federal regulatory framework for compliance, and potential risks to avoid misleading consumers. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of heart health claims today, and what to watch for going forward.
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