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Labeling Webinar to Feature Basics, Updates and Latest Legal News

Nov 20, 2013

Do you know the latest news on nutrition labeling and claims, including regulatory enforcement, litigation and consumer class action lawsuits involving food labeling? You will when you participate in IDFA's webinar series on Dairy Product Labeling, December 10, 11 and 12.  

The first two days of the webinar will cover an introduction to dairy product labeling and the basics of nutrition labeling and claims. The third session will cover the basics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program requirements and labeling guidelines for natural and rbST claims. It also will cover FDA’s recent regulations for “gluten-free” claims, which provide new marketing opportunities for dairy products.

Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, and Michelle Matto, IDFA’s consultant on nutrition and labeling, will present these sessions along with a discussion of possible labeling changes to come, such as front-of-pack nutrition icons, updates to the Nutrition Facts panel and omega-3 claims.

The final session also will feature Maile Hermida of IDFA’s outside legal counsel Hogan Lovells US LLP; she will address regulatory enforcement, the latest news on litigation and class-action suits related to food labeling, and current activity on calls to label foods made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Hermida represents food companies and advises clients on the development of label claims and the requirements applicable to the labeling of foods, as well as website and promotional campaigns for products.

For more information on the webinar content, contact Frye at

For questions about registration or logistics, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings assistant, at

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