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Labeling to be key topic of joint CFSAN/JIFSAN webinar


The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition are sponsoring a Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar on March 5 and 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is designed for dietetic interns, students and faculty in dietetics and nutrition, and practitioners in dietetics, nutrition and other professional areas. Other interested parties may also participate. 

The purpose of the webinar is to communicate FDA's nutrition and regulatory activities that are relevant to the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Topics include food labeling, updating the nutrition facts panel, front of pack labeling, dietary guidance statements, infant formula regulations, medical foods, food ingredient safety and regulatory program for chemical contaminants in foods, dietary supplements, adverse events reporting and consumer research and education. 

The webinar is designed to be interactive with the audience. In addition to Q&A sessions at the end of each presentation, there will be case studies, quizzes and polls during the presentations. A fee of $25 will be charged per registration. To register, go to CFSAN/JIFSAN Food and Nutrition Workshop/Webinar.

The tentative webinar agenda is listed below:


March 5
Time: 11:10 a.m.
Topic: Introduction to FDA and the Food and Nutrition Regulatory Process
Speaker: Barbara Schneeman


Food Labeling: ingredient labeling & Standards of Identity, and so-called Functional Foods
Felicia Billingslea


12:05 p.m. Break


Gluten-Free Food Allergens
Rhonda Kane; Steve Gendel


Nutrition Facts Label
Crystal Rivers


Serving sizes- Reference Amounts Commonly Consumed
Cherisa Henderson


Front-of-Pack Labeling
Vincent deJesus


2:00 Break


Label Claims: Nutrient content, health, structure-function, FDAMA, and Dietary Guidance Statements
Blakeley Fitzpatrick


Proposed Rule for Restaurant and Vending Machine Labeling
Geraldine June

Trans Fat Labeling
Diana Doell


Consumer education--Nutrition education initiatives
Lisa Lubin; Louise Dickerson


March 6

11:10 a.m.
Consumer Research-Nutritional and Food Safety issues
Linda Verrill; Amy Lando


Infant Formula: Regulations and policies, Medical Foods
Leila Beker


12:10 p.m.
Medical Foods
Shawn Suggs-Anderson


Food Ingredient Safety: GRAS Notifications
Paulette Gaynor


1:00 Break


Biotechnology Safety Assessments
Mary Ditto


Sodium Reduction Initiative
Jeremiah Fasano


Indirect and Direct Food Additives
Martin Hoagland


Color Additives in Food
Julie Barrows


3:05 Break


Dietary Supplements (DSHEA; Supplement Facts Label; New Dietary Ingredients; Adverse events reporting; Good Manufacturing Practices) Databases and resources
Dan Fabricant; Corey Hilmas; Ramadevi Gudi


CFSAN Adverse Events Reporting MED-Watch
Debra Street; Norman Marks


Source: FDA


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