Webinar – New Chinese draft Regulations on general and nutrition labeling explained (texts in EN available to subscribers)

In cooperation with HFG law firm in Shanghai, we are proud to offer the first webinar on the potential changes of food labeling legislation in China.

Drafts of GB 7718 (Standard for general labeling for prepackaged food) and GB 28050 (Standard for nutritional labeling for prepackaged food) were disclosed in December 2018. We are talking about two unexplored cornerstones of food labeling regulation in China.

Although those are only non-final versions, therefore potentially still subject to further modifications, companies can learn a lot from these drafts to understand what may possibly change – which will have a crucial impact on their marketing and compliance.

  1. CONTENT/MODALITIES

Duration: estimated 2 h webinar (plus Q&A time) to ease the direct interaction. Questions will be made in chat during the webinar, and the speaker will answer during the speech or at the end. If you are not shy you’ll have the opportunity to speak your questions live in the Q&A phase as well.

After the webinar you’ll receive the presentation, together with the recording and a bunch of bonus materials.

The connection will be via UberConference. You can dial in via phone (toll free) or connect with your computer without any install or dial in. After subscription you will receive all the details to access UberConference and test in any moment the system, to avoid any last minute technical issue.

  1. DATE
  • 15th February 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. CET (Shanghai time 4.30 p.m.)
  1. PRICING/SUBSCRIPTION

For subscriptions, please write at foodlawlatest@gmail.com, indicating:

  • your name and surname
  • company name/affiliation
  • only participation to webinar or webinar + standards translated
  • invoicing/billing details (including a tax/VAT/registration number for your company)

Pricing:

  • 200 €/subscription to the webinar (the 2nd person from the same company/organization will benefit of a 20% discount);

OR

  • 250 €/subscription to the webinar + receiving in advance full English translation of the drafts GB 7718 and GB 28050

(the 2nd person from the same company/organization will benefit of a 20% discount);

Payment should be made upfront.

  1. PROGRAMS

New draft standard GB 7718 (prepackaged food labeling)

Highlight on the main changes, which include:

  • QUID for ingredients;
  • Products name;
  • Positive and negative claims;
  • Allergenic ingredients labeling;
  • Additive declaration
  • Labeling in case of entrusted production
  • Labeling of suitable categories of people

New draft standard GB 28050 (nutritional labeling)

Highlight on the main changes, which include:

  • mandatory content;
  • exemptions to nutritional labeling;
  • definitions of specific nutrients;
  • error ranges;
  • Recommended serving
  • Recommended graphic
  • allowed nutritional claims (content, comparative, function);
  • label formats
  1. SPEAKER

Nicola Aporti is an Italian-qualified lawyer, who supports international clients in establishing and running their operations in China. He is established in Shanghai since 2006 and he is Head of Corporate and Food Regulatory at the law firm HFG

He has substantive experience in supporting food companies in China in the areas of food regulatory, consumer protection, food licenses, IP and contractual matters.

Nicola is author of Guida alla normativa dell’Industria Alimentare in Cina, Food Editore, Parma 2013; Introduccion al Derecho Alimentario en China, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, Madrid 2014; and co-author of Sostenibilita’ e Cina, L’Asino d’Oro, Milano 2014. Moreover, Nicola regularly writes articles on reviews  such as LexologyRivista di diritto Alimentare, Food, eFood Lab, and  posts weekly updates on his www.chinafoodlaw.blog

He is a well recognized international speaker and author.

Food Law Latest 2019 webinar program: EU and FDA food labeling, Food Fraud Prevention and more…

After a successful first round this spring, we are pleased to launch a new wave of regulatory webinars for 2019, namely on EU food labeling, FDA food labeling, comparative analysis of EU vs. FDA food labeling rules and food fraud prevention.

Many more topics will come in the second semester 2019 (e.g. Food Safety Culture, Blockchain, Additives and Flavours, Nutrition and Health Claims) and we are gathering also interests from guest speakers to make our offer as global as usual.

1. CONTENT/MODALITIES

All webinars will be run personally by me.

Duration: 3 h webinar (+Q&A time) to ease the direct interaction. Questions will be made in chat during the webinar, and I will answer during my speech or at the end. If you are not shy you’ll have the opportunity to speak your questions live in the Q&A phase as well.

Presentations will be rich of practical examples from my personal experience and links to the relevant legislation. After the webinar you’ll receive the presentation, together with the recording and a bunch of bonus materials.

The connection will be via UberConference. You can dial in via phone (toll free) or connect with you computer without any install or dial in. After subscription you will receive all the details to access UberConference and test in any moment that you do not have technical issues.

2. DATES

  • 30th January 2019: FDA Food Labeling
  • 6th February 2019: EU Food Labeling
  • 20th February 2019: EU vs. FDA Food Labeling: a comparative analysis
  • 6th March 2019: Food Fraud: global regulatory situation and mitigation strategies

All webinars will be split in 2 twin sessions:

  • the first one from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Italian time (New Delhi time 1 p.m., Bangkok time, 3.30 p.m. Shanghai time 4.30 p.m.)
  • the second one from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Italian time (NY time 9 a.m., Chicago 8 a.m., LA 6 a.m.)

In this way, mostly everyone will have the chance to participate without waking up in the middle of the night.

3. PRICING/SUBSCRIPTION

For subscriptions, please write at foodlawlatest@gmail.com, indicating:

  • your name and surname
  • company name/affiliation
  • webinar(s) chosen
  • invoicing/billing details (including a tax/VAT/registration number for your company)

Pricing: 200 €/subscription for each webinar (around 230 USD, the 2nd person from the same company/organisation will benefit of a 20% discount).

If you subscribe to all webinars we would offer a 25% discount on the overall price.

Payment should be made upfront.

4. PROGRAMS

FDA Food Labeling

  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 in their new format (mandatory from 1st Jan 2020);
  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. Q&A time.

EU Food Labeling

  1. Regulation EU 1169/2011 scope and field of application;
  2. Labeling rules for B2B marketing of food products;
  3. Labeling rules for e-commerce and distance selling;
  4. Mandatory information presentation rules;
  5. Name of the food;
  6. Net weight;
  7. Ingredients list;
  8. Name and address of the food business responsible for the labeling information;
  9. Who answers of non compliant labels? Legal risks derived from non compliance on the EU market;
  10. QUID (% declaration of characterizing ingredients);
  11. Focus on allergens and “alibi” statements (“May contain …”);
  12. Focus on nutrition labeling (how to derivates the values, how to present the table, mandatory and voluntary formats, exemptions, the alcoholic beverages case);
  13. Focus on origin labeling and the upcoming EU Regulation on the country of origin of the primary ingredient;
  14. Trans fats upcoming limitations in food;
  15. Brief explanation of how the EU law and the national law interacts in the EU (mutual recognition principle and applicability of national law);
  16. Q&A time.

EU vs. FDA Food Labeling: a comparative analysis

This course basically will examine all the mandatory information that should be placed on a pack in both systems and compare them, spotting all the differences in terms of rules of presentation and application details.

The program is an hybrid of the EU and the FDA food labeling courses mentioned above. It’s open to everybody, but a basic knowledge of at least one of the two labeling systems is strongly suggested to fully appreciate the course.

FOOD FRAUD: global regulatory situation and mitigation strategies

  1. Food fraud in EU: relevant regulatory framework, case studies and EU Commission initiatives on the topic;
  2. Key element of the new EU Regulation 625/2017 on official control on the market;
  3. Overview of private initiatives aiming at food fraud prevention and mitigation in EU;
  4. Food fraud in US: relevant regulatory framework and FDA stand on the topic;
  5. FSMA, FSVP and increased transparency on the supply chain;
  6. Food fraud in China: relevant regulatory framework and case studies;
  7. How to build an effective food fraud mitigation strategies in your organisations: key suggestions from real life cases.
  8. Horizon scanning: best tools and source of information available.

5. SPEAKER

Cesare Varallo is food lawyer in Italy and global advisor on food safety, food labeling and food regulatory issues. In July 2013 he founded foodlawlatest.com and started his independent consultancy activity. Through partnerships with technical experts and other international advisors he can offer a multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdiction approach, to timely answer the needs of clients in a globalised environment and on 60 countries in the world.
He proudly works at the intersection between science, law, business and social studies, building bridges between different cultures, stakeholders and backgrounds.

He is a well recognized international speaker and author. He teaches food law related matters in several Universities, in particular LUISS in Rome, Alma Mater in Bologna and MSU in US.

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