FDA extended the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule until 2020 for larger manufacturers and 2021 for smaller businesses. That means we are almost at the one year mark from the January 1, 2020, deadline for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales.
While the new label features a design revamp, labeling for added sugars, new daily values and updated serving sizes, there are a plethora of other changes and tweaks that will need to be made. The reality is, many manufacturers still don't know how to decipher all of the existing labeling laws, let alone any updates they may need to make to comply with the new regulations.
At this year's U.S. Food Labeling Seminar, hosted by The Food Institute and OFW Law, new content has been added to give attendees a more comprehensive overview of food labeling and a deeper dive into solving labeling problems. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Newark Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ. Bruce Silverglade, Principal at Washington, DC-based firm OFW Law, which specializes in the agriculture, food and drug industries, will cover the new Nutrition Facts Label, the basics of food labeling, mandatory label information, country of origin labeling, authorized claims, menu labeling, enforcement by FDA, other authorities and class action cases, and future developments.
New topics for this year's event include:
Also, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive labeling workshops where they will work through examples of different labeling problems and scenarios.
Attendees are invited to come prepared with their specific labeling questions to make the most of this day-long course.
Bruce Silverglade's practice includes resolution of competitive disputes involving food labeling and advertising claims, proactive responses to FDA regulatory proposals, management of class action lawsuits, FTC and FDA enforcement actions challenging food advertising and labeling, compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (including the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and accreditation of third-party auditors), implementation of FDA nutrition labeling regulations, matters concerning economic adulteration, and federal nutrition policy.
For more information about the seminar please visit http://food1.co/labeling2018.
[Editor's note: OFW Law Principal Attorney Michael J. O'Flaherty provided this blog piece regarding the need for federal oversight regarding the ongoing trend of class action lawsuits filed against food companies regarding product labeling.]read more
Jennette has been with The Food Institute since 2013. As Marketing Director, she is responsible for promoting all Food Institute books, seminars and webinars, as well as writing and editing the Food Institute’s annual publications. Additionally, she writes for and edits the daily news update, Today in Food, and contributes to the weekly Food Institute Report. She has a background in non-profit and environmental marketing, programming and writing, and graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a degree in Communication Studies.
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