||Registration and Refreshments
||Course Welcome and Introduction including Group Exercise
An introduction to the course together with a brief group exercise to gauge delegates’ knowledge.
|US Regulatory Bodies
An introduction to the various regulatory agencies involved in food policy making and enboth the regulation and enforcement of food sold in the USA.
|Additives, GRAS Substances, Flavourings, Colours
Understand how the US authorities regulate substances as ingredients and in the manufacture of food. With a guide of how to apply this knowledge to food product formulation compliance checks.
||General Food Labelling Requirements
Gain an insight into the main mandatory information which needs to be on the labels of food products marketed in the US.
||Food Product Formulation Compliance Workshop
Led by Leatherhead’s Regulatory experts, this interactive session will teach delegates how to check the compliance of a product formulation against US food law, using relevant websites and practical examples.
|Additional Labelling Considerations (including Food Supplements)
Completing the pre-lunch labelling session, this talk provides further information on additional US labelling requirements for specific products such as irradiated food, bioengineered food and dietary supplements.
Considers the rules for displaying the US Nutrition Facts Panel, including how to determine the serving size, formatting and presentation on food labels. Including an discussion of the proposed amendments (March 2014)
||Labelling Workshop with Refreshments
An interactive session to help delegates apply the knowledge acquired in previous sessions on food labelling and nutrition labelling. Uses practical examples.
||Nutrition, Health and Structure/Function Claims
Explains the US requirements for using nutrition, heath and structure/function claims, the different ways in which they are regulated, and how to ensure your claims are compliant.
||Sources of Information on US Food Law
An interactive session to show how to find the most up to date and relevant resources for US food legislation, amongst the wealth of information available.