Labeling workshop set for mid-May in Oklahoma

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Dallas District Office, in collaboration with Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, will offer a public workshop entitled “Food Labeling Workshop” on May 17-18 in Stillwater, Okla. The event will provide information about F.D.A. food labeling regulations and other related subjects to the regulated industry, especially small businesses and startups.

“The goal of the public workshop is to present information that will enable manufacturers and regulated industry to better comply with labeling requirements, especially in light of growing concerns about obesity and food allergens,” the F.D.A. said. “Information presented will be based on agency position as articulated through regulation, compliance policy guides, and information previously made available to the public.”

Topics to be discussed include the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, nutrition and labeling requirements, health and nutrition claims, and special labeling issues such as exemptions.

Cost of the workshop is $400 and seats are limited. For more information visit www.fapc.biz/foodlabeling.html.

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