Massive Webinar on USA/FDA labeling rules and upcoming news

Recently I have been asked by several clients in  to run a webinar helping them to approach the US market, when it comes to import rules for food and labeling. They were from India, from Italy, as well as from America…a bit difficult to put things together…

Therefore, coherently with our global and democratic approach to the food topics, I will launch the following initiative: our first “massive online webinar” on USA/FDA labeling rules.

In practice it means that:

  1. if you do not find room for the first webinar, you will have the chance to attend later on; you won’t be let down;
  2. the price is not fixed in advance, if we have to run more than one webinar, there will be huge discounts;
  3. Q&A time will be a real Q&A time;
  4. slides and recordings will be available to all participants + bonus materials in case we have to run several webinars.

CONTENT/MODALITIES

I will personally run a 3h webinar (+Q&A) with max 10 people per session on Wednesday, 7th February 2018, to ease the direct interaction.

(in case we will have more people than places available, we will run other live sessions on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 and Wednesday 28th February 2018). 

The webinar will be split in 2 twin sessions:

  • the first one at 9.30 a.m. Italian time (New Delhi time 1 p.m., Bangkok time, 3.30 p.m. Shanghai time 4.30 p.m.) NEARLY CLOSED: LAST PLACES TO GO!
  • the second one at 5.00 p.m. Italian time (NY time 11 a.m., Chicago 10 a.m., LA 8 a.m.) 3 PLACES TO GO

In this way, mostly everyone will have the chance to participate without waking up in the middle of the night. The program will be the same for both sessions, as follows:

  1. Pro and cons to export in US. How to delineate a winning export strategy, avoiding regulatory pitfalls;
  2. How to navigate in the US legislation? Practical examples that explains you how the system works and where to find relevant info;
  3. Competent authorities and applicable labeling regimes (FDA, USDA, TTB);
  4. Brief ‘to do list’ for exporters;
  5. FDA food labeling rules: mandatory information on the pack, presentation rules and everything you need to know to reach the compliance for a basic label;
  6. Statement of identity and Principal Display Panel concept;
  7. Net weight;
  8. Ingredients list (compound ingredients rules, additives, flavourings…);:
  9. Name and address of the manufacturer, packer, importer etc…;
  10. Nutrition Facts and upcoming new format;
  11. Other claims and voluntary information usually used on the pack and upcoming news (GMO labeling, definition of ‘natural’, menu calorie labeling, use by/best before…);
  12. Discussion time.

Each section will be full of screenshots and links to the relevant official source and to the legislation. To better understand the legal concepts, we will extract also pictures from existing labels.

At the end everyone will have the chance to participate to the Q&A session.

The connection will be via UberConference. You can dial in via phone (toll free) or connect with you computer audio and video without any install or dial in. You will receive a link directly in your e-mail.

Pricing/Subscription

For subscription, please write at foodlawlatest@gmail.com, indicating

  • name and surname
  • company details
  • mail
  • invoicing/billing details (including a tax/VAT/registration number)

and you will receive all the details.

Pricing: 200 €/subscription (around 240 USD, the 2nd person from the same company/organisation will benefit of a 20% discount),

BUT

  • if we will be able to organize a 2nd session on 21st February 2018 the price will be 150 €/subscription (2nd person discount still applicable)
  • and in case we will organize a third one on 28th February the price will be 100 €/subscription (2nd person discount still applicable)
  • in case we have to run more than 3 sessions, a summary table of the presentation and rounding rules of the Nutrition Facts will be sent to each participant.

On this page you will find regular updates about the subscriptions. You will be invoiced on 1st February and payment should be made upfront (before 7th February 2018).

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Top 10 articles in 2017 – Review

Dear readers and friends,

another year passed and I have to thank you everyone for the time spent reading this blog, sharing articles and commenting.

As usual, I recap the most interesting topics of 2017 in the first article of 2018. Here below the top 10 articles of 2017, according to the number of clicks received:

  1. Dual quality food products guidance of the EU Commission – Now what?

A brief exam of the Commission guidance released in September 2017 on this most controversial topic.

2. Food Supplement Regulation of China – Vitamins and Minerals list compared to EU

A special thank you to my guest writer KUN HOU (kunhou2016@gmail.com) for this very appreciated comparative table.

3. 1st Food Law in Asia International Conference – Export, Labelling and Countering Fraud

The event was organised on 12th June 2017 in Amsterdam, in cooperation with Lexxion and HFG law firm and it was a great success.  For those who enjoyed the event or are interested a 2nd edition is planned for 16th April 2018 in Rome (see link to provisional program) and will be followed the day after by the twin conference “Food Law in US” (see link to provisional program, to be updated soon).

4. Food defense requirements in EU?

Will we see food defense requirements in EU, like in US, in a near future? Nothing changed on the EU Commission side, since the publication of this article.

5. FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule (Food defense)

Another article that confirms the interest for the above mentioned topic.

6. FDA Extended Compliance Dates for Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules to 2020 and 2021

The FDA proposed this extension for the application of the new Nutrition Facts requirements, from mid-2018 to 1st January 2020 and 2021 (depending on the business size). Formally the extension has not been finalized yet, but it is more than sure that it will be confirmed soon.

7. ‘Natural’ claim in China: an overview and comparison with EU and US

The article provides useful links to my publications on the topic.

8. FDA Recognizes Australia as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.

The FDA recognized Australian food safety system as equivalent to the US one under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).

9. Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy 2017

This one of a kind event attracts always a lot of interest. This year there will be the 10th edition.

10. EU audits – Vietnam not compliant for pesticide residues

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