FDA NLEA Regulation for Retail and Foodservice Labeling An Overview Of Current Regulation and Pending Regulations

Melinda Allen

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The laws that regulate food labeling have been updated and changed drastically in recent years since the original regulations were written. It is important to keep up with the changes to ensure compliance. The number one cause of food product recalls is improper labeling. These recalls are expensive for food manufacturers in actual cost with brand loyalty and loss of potential sales being the larger and sometimes unrealized cost. Understanding food labeling requirements is the first step in prevention of labeling issues

Course Objective

Attendees will leave with knowledge of the topic, resources within the government websites, and reference presentation to use. This webinar will give you a clear understanding about Allergen labeling, gluten free regulation,claims, labeling change and labeling requirements.

Course Outline

Attendees will gain knowledge and understanding:

  • When labeling or other regulated information is required for food labeling.
  • How to present the information and where to present it.
  • Claims and support of these claims.
  • Allergen labeling and gluten free regulation.
  • History of regulation and the impact to consumers and food companies.
  • Approaching food labeling requirements as a compromise between regulatory and marketing.
  • Proposed sugar labeling change.

Target Audience

  •   Corporate or facility regulatory personnel.
  •   Quality assurance personnel. 
  •   Legal risk management personnel within food manufacturers or restaurant companies.

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Speaker: Melinda Allen, Food Safety and Quality Consultant , MB&A Consulting LL

Melinda Allen, is an Independent Quality Assurance and Food Safety Consultant. She has provided services to some of the top Brands in QSR and Food Manufacturing. Melinda specializes in Quality Systems Audits and Programs across a wide variety of product categories. From Meat and Poultry to Bakery, Spices and Produce, she has been an integral part of raising industry standards and helping manufacturers take their programs and facilities to World Class. Working with suppliers to obtain and maintain some of the largest QSR customers has been her passion. She has twenty years experience including leadership with Taco Bell/YUM Brands and Quiznos Quality Assurance in partnering with Marketing Engineering and Testing Laboratories to commercialize and monitor compliance of Food, Premiums, Packaging and Equipment. Her expertise has been sought out by and benefitted major brands such as Burger King, Panda Express and Popeyes. Melinda has a degree in Biology from Oberlin College and numerous certifications in SPC, HACCP as well as continuing education in GFSI auditing and Tortilla Baking.

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