The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University will present a Food Labeling Workshop on July 23-24, 2008, at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development adjacent to the MSU campus.
This workshop is designed for food industry personnel and regulatory officials who are responsible for reviewing food labels and labeling for compliance with state and U.S. federal law.
Those involved with label evelopment or review will find the course of invaluable interest. Trade association staff, food consultants, and attorneys will also find this program valuable.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include the latest information on food allergen labeling, requirements for principal and information panels, ingredient statements, nutritional labeling, nutrient content claims, and health messages along with practical issues in food labeling regulation. The workshop format will also allow time for questions and a hands-on review of label problems.
“Labeling regulations are a specialized, complex area of law,”
said Neal Fortin, IFLR Director, “understanding these requirements is both essential for staying within the law and for ensuring food safety."
The mission of the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations is to further the education of food laws and regulations. In addition to the Food Labeling Workshop, the Institute offers the International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program with nine courses to choose from including the International Food Laws and Regulations overview course and courses on Food Regulation in the United States, Canada, Latin America, European Union, Asia and Codex Alimentarius (the Food
Code), OIE (animals) and IPPC (plants).
Through the generosity of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Michigan food industry, a number of tuition scholarships are available. More information about the scholarship opportunities and the Food Labeling Workshop can be found at www.iflr.msu.edu/label.html, by calling 517-355-8295, or e-mailing IFLR@msu.edu.
EVENTS AND SEMINARS:
US Food Labeling Workshop
Lansing, Michigan, USA
July 23-24, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, MSU
Special early-bird registration rate before May 16, 2008
Attendance limited to first 40 registrations
Telephone: Mary Anne at 517-355-8295