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U.S. Food Labeling Seminar 2016


The Food Institute and OFW Law will host their annual seminar on the details of food product labeling on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Newark Airport Marriott, 1 Hotel Road, Newark, NJ. (Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 am)

Representatives from Washington, D.C.-based firm OFW Law, will provide all in attendance with time-sensitive information and the knowledge needed to learn how important changes in food labeling could affect your products. This event will keep attendees aware of the latest developments impacting the labeling of food products as well as provide an overview of the basics of food labeling. Come prepared with notes and questions to make the most of this day-long seminar!

Topics covered will include:

  • mandatory label information
  • FDA's new "Nutrition Facts" labeling rules 
  • allergen labeling
  • country of origin marking
  • nutrient content claims
  • health claims
  • gluten free, fresh, natural, organic claims
  • menu labeling
  • GMO/non-GMO labeling

The seminar will be divided into four sessions led by Bruce Silverglade, Principal at OFW Law. His 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.

Session 1: The basics of food labeling including mandatory label information, exemptions, allergen labeling, country of origin marking and flavor labeling

Session 2: A review of label claims like nutrient content claims, health claims, qualified health claims, structure/function claims, “gluten free” claims, and other regulated claims (e.g., “fresh,”    “natural,” “organic,” “made in USA,” green claims)

Session 3: Class action lawsuits and other threats

Session 4: The future of food labeling, such as Nutrition Facts reform, menu/vending machine nutrition labeling, front of package nutrition labeling and other FDA initiatives.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Click here for information about booking hotel accommodations.

Questions? Contact Jennette Zitelli at or 201-791-5570 x. 215

If you are a Food Institute member, please contact April Brendel at or 201-791-5570, ext. 210 for $200 off your registration fee! 

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