Food Label Seminars - Fall 2019
Prime Label Consultants is proud to partner with Morgan Lewis to provide a mid-year update to its annual Food Label Conference (FLC). Structured as three seminars, conveniently located near Chicago's O'Hare airport, they will mirror the FLC's popular blend of trending topics and practical insights. These are two days you cannot afford to miss!
This year the food industry is challenged to adjust to multiple compliance initiatives at once, which are upending over two decades of labeling strategy. From the new Bioengineering law to Nutrition Label Reform and new Nutrition Innovation Strategy, companies must balance regulatory and marketplace demands in a shifting landscape. Day 1 will explore new government initiatives, labeling trends and litigation exposure, while Day 2 will focus on Nutrition Label Reform and the new National Bioengineered Disclosure Standard.
Food Labeling Issues and EmergingTrends
10 am - 5 pm
Working Session for Best Practices Across the Supply Chain
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tactical Roadmap and Best Practices
Crowne Plaza O'Hare, Chicago, IL
Select both days and get $150 off! (limit 1 discount per registrant)
Morgan Lewis Perspective: Food Labeling Issues and Emerging Trends
Thursday, October 10This is a high-level information and strategy session for Regulatory, Management and Legal professionals. This seminar will cover the latest on:* Legal Trends: Bioengineered, CBD and more* Meal Kits, Retail & Home Delivery Evolution* States Dictating Standards: Cell-Cultured Meat, Protein Alternatives and more* Class Action Labeling Lawsuits* Evolving Trends & Legal Risk – State, National, International* Other pivotal labeling and related regulatory trendsSpeakers: Robert Hibbert, Partner, Morgan LewisRyan Fournier, Associate, Morgan LewisAnn Begley, Partner, Morgan LewisBenjamin Smith, Partner, Morgan LewisKatelyn Hilferty, Associate, Morgan LewisBob and his colleagues at Morgan Lewis have experience advising clients in the food and agricultural industries on federal regulation of labeling, advertising, recalls, food safety compliance, animal health, and new product development. Bob has also had experience successfully challenging the scope of USDA jurisdiction and authority, and as the prior director of USDA's standards and labeling staff, has experience formulating policy in food safety, product standards, and nutrition labeling. Amaru & Ryan provide substantive legal and strategic advice to FDA and USDA clients on regulatory compliance, enforcement issues, and public policy.
New Bioengineered (GMO) Disclosure: Working Session for Best Practices Across the Supply Chain
Friday, October 11After diving into the specifics of the new National Bioengineered Disclosure Standard, this seminar will focus on assessing the pros and cons of implementation strategies and developing a tactical roadmap that works across the entire supply chain. Starting with an assessment of technical and business knowns and unknowns, we will take a working group approach to developing best practices to coordinate across multiple constituencies and information platforms.This full day session includes: * Overview of new National Bioengineered Disclosure Standard - requirements, timeline & enforcement* Planning the transition across supply chain interdependencies* Considerations for tracking ingredient data* Disclosure standards - pros & cons of online vs. packaged label options* Communicating expectations and timelines to your suppliers* Compliance and 2022 enforcement discussionSpeaker: Jesse Zuehlke, PhD, General Manager, Prime LabelPrime Label Consultants has been a thought leader in helping companies comply with new regulations for 47 years. PLC is not only a full service consulting firm, but provides EZForm compliance software for the labeling industry. EZForm's unique Bioengineered Disclosure Wizard is the industry's first solution to comprehensive tracking of products' and ingredients' Bioengineered status. The combination of systems, automation, training and expertise result in an unparalleled level of compliance, efficiency and cost savings for our customers.
Nutrition Label Reform for USDA Foods: Tactical Roadmap and Best Practices
Friday, October 11After creating thousands of NFPs in the last couple of years, Prime Label has distilled its expertise into a seminar on technical requirements, tactical lessons learned and industry trends in converting NFPs.If you're under USDA inspection and seeking best practices for NFP label conversions, Prime Label Consultants is pleased to offer a program designed to highlight the key information you need no matter where you're at in the process:* The Pros and Cons of Converting USDA Labels to the New FDA NFP format* Updates on Agency Action: USDA & FDA* Nutrients, Daily Values, Units and Rounding Rules* Serving Changes and New Dual Column Requirements* Added Sugar & Dietary Fiber Definition / Requirements* Case Studies for Optimizing the Nutrition Facts Panel* Trends, Lessons Learned and Best PracticesSpeakers: Christina Bechtold, CEO, Prime Label Caitlin Diederich, MS RDN LDN, Managing Consultant, Prime LabelPrime Label Consultants has been helping companies navigate USDA food labeling since 1972. As a full service consulting firm, Prime Label Consultants leverages 47 years of food and beverage regulatory and nutrition expertise in client support ranging from general guidance to complete project development. The combination of systems, automation, training and expertise result in an unparalleled level of compliance, efficiency and cost savings for our customers.
Order before our deadline of September 25 to avoid a Late Registration fee of $100 per session
FDA/USDA Nutrition Labeling
Put the wealth of PLC's labeling expertise at your fingertips with our Nutrition labeling manual. This manual is designed as a self-study guide to the complicated calculations and formatting of nutritional labeling. And as a convenient desk reference, this manual is for your constant use. The exceptional, 300-page volume:• Covers every food under federal regulation—from (chicken) soup to (cashew) nuts• Is organized in an easy to read, step-by-step format, in language you’ll understand• Covers every aspect of required nutrition labeling• Includes nuances and topics you won’t find anywhere else• Tips and tools to help save you time and avoid costly errors• Straightens out the ambiguities in CFR and more!Order at the same time as your Seminar and get $100 off each manual!
Essential Guide to USDA Labeling
Whether used as a handy reference or a critical training tool, Essential Guide is an indispensable resource for all your USDA labeling questions. Now updated and expanded to reflect important changes in federal regulations, this 230-page manual includes:• Up-to-date information on restricted ingredients, regulatory jurisdictions, processing requirements...• The changing roles of USDA/FSIS and processors in label approval• Label approval records best practices—to keep your local inspector off your back!Order at the same time as your Seminar and get $100 off each manual!