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Dairy Facts 2016

Webinar to Tackle Long List of Labeling Laws

Oct 12, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration’s “Food Labeling Guide” is more than 130 pages long. How many of the rules do you know? To help the industry navigate new rules and understand the essentials for labeling products correctly, IDFA is offering a webinar, “Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling,” Nov. 1 and 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time each day.

“Whether you work directly with creating food labels or if labeling issues play a small part in your list of responsibilities, understanding how labeling and nutrition claims work for dairy products can make your job easier,” said Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs.

Frye will present the webinar, along with Michelle Matto, IDFA’s nutrition and labeling consultant, in two interactive sessions that will allow for participant questions.

Labeling 101

The session on Nov. 1 will cover basic labeling topics such as:

  • An overview of dairy labeling regulations;
  • History and jurisdiction for labeling regulations;
  • Requirements for the statement of identity;
  • Flavor labeling;
  • Net quantity of contents statements;
  • Ingredient declarations; and
  • Allergen, Grade A, kosher and REAL® Seal labels.

New Nutrition Labeling Regulations and Claims

The session on Nov. 2 will cover the basics of nutrition labeling based on new FDA regulations, including:

  • Changes to the Nutrition Facts format;
  • New dual column labeling;
  • Revisions to required and voluntary nutrients;
  • Calculating serving sizes; and
  • An overview of marketing claims.

Registration for “Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling” is now available online.

For more information, members may contact Frye at

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