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A Sea Change In Food Labeling: Food Institute Unveils New Guide

The Food Institute and OFW Law explore the changes to FDA's labeling regulations.

Posted: Nov 09, 2017

Upper Saddle River, NJ (November 9, 2017) - "Food labeling regulation, once a stalwart of FDA policy, has entered a state of flux. Food companies now need to negotiate a minefield of changing rules and evolving enforcement policies. Manufacturers also face an increasing number of new threats from class action lawsuits brought under state consumer protection laws," commented Bruce Silverglade of OFW Law at The Food Institute's full day U.S. Food Labeling Seminar 2017.

The information packed seminar covered the entire breadth of food labeling regulation. Presentations ranged from reviewing the basics to emerging issues such as the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new "off again - on again" nutrition labeling regulations.

This course educated food manufacturers on the latest developments affecting the industry. It was designed to provide a comprehensive review of U.S. food labeling requirements. In addition, the seminar focused on policy implications of FDA's change to qualified health claims rules, re-examination of the meaning of the term "healthy," and attempts to define the term "natural." USDA's plan to require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients was also covered.

Moreover, the seminar offered participants advice on how to cope with the "wildcard" of food labeling regulation-class action lawsuits. Lawsuit trends were examined, lighting rod claims identified, and companies offered a blueprint on how to minimize exposure to this growing enforcement threat.

The Food Institute and OFW Law also unveiled their new Food Labeling Guide at the seminar so participants would have an important tool on hand as a reference after the seminar.

The fourth edition of The U.S. Food Labeling Guide is now available to industry professionals who need to have the most up-to-date information on hand when labeling the food products they manufacture, market or sell directly to consumers.

You can find out more about this must-have guide at:

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About OFW Law

Founded in 1979, OFW Law is a Washington, DC, law firm that provides legal and bipartisan government affairs representation to companies, individuals and trade associations in the agriculture, food, drug and medical device industries, including representation of the interests of food processing and modern agriculture in matters involving environmental law. Whether counseling clients on regulatory compliance, representing a company before a regulatory agency or the courts, or lobbying Congress on behalf of an individual company or an entire industry, OFW Law strives to anticipate and understand the relevant regulatory and legislative initiatives that face our clients. The experience of OFW Law's attorneys and senior policy advisors, who have backgrounds in government, industry and medicine, coupled with proactive, responsive and effective service, has helped the firm build a reputation for depth and subject matter expertise in representing its clients. For over 30 years now, the OFW Law's reputation has been derived only from its success.