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  • Early Bird
    CA$800.00
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Program Description

All virtual instructor-led training courses are delivered in Eastern Time (ET).

This course is available as an on-site offering. Please email us for a quote.

Day 1 – Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 2.5 hours (12:45 pm - 4:00 pm)
Day 2 – Practicum Webinar*: 2.5 hours (12:45 pm - 4:00 pm)

* Attendees will need to complete the ADVANCED CANADIAN NUTRITION LABELLING PRACTICUM 2020 assignment on their own time prior to the live online practicum review session.

This two-part virtual, instructor-led training program covers advanced Canadian nutrition labelling topics including working with nutrient data, measuring compliance from CFIA’s viewpoint, and nutrient content and health claims, under the authority of the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

  • The first part focuses on knowledge exchange, where attendees are introduced to and walked through advanced nutrition labelling topics and can ask questions.
  • The second part is a live online practicum where, as a group, we will review the assignments introduced in part one (completed individually). The practicum focuses on the knowledge and skills in setting up and managing nutrition labelling, nutrient content and health claims compliance, and includes an open Q&A session.

This program was created by popular demand and goes deeper into Canadian nutrition labelling. It builds on the knowledge of nutrition labelling and looks at nutrient content claims and health claims from the perspective of the new nutrition labelling rules that come into full force on December 14, 2021, unless this compliance date is extended.

This online, virtual instructor-led training provides a better appreciation of advanced Canadian nutrition labelling topics from principally a federal viewpoint, with focus on the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. Thinking on Canadian food regulatory modernization now underway in Canada to be included. The discussion will include new nutrition formats, daily values, serving sizes, etc., and their relationship to advanced topics.

Attendees will receive the Legal Suites Mini Nutrition Labelling Guide as part of the training materials.

This is an ideal next step up from the online, virtual instructor-led Canadian Nutrition Labelling program. Ideally the Canadian Nutrition Labelling program should be completed first. This training course may also be suitable for individuals with at least 3 years’ experience with nutrition labelling.

Program Benefits

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Better understand both the correct and incorrect ways of nutrition labelling, and what errors might constitute a more significant issue.
  • Have a clearer view of how the ingredient list, nutrient content and health claims affect the NFt.
  • Be able to translate nutrient data for use in a nutrition facts table and accurately present that information in a NFt.
  • Know how CFIA gauges tolerance related declared nutrient values.
  • Better understand the different categories of nutrient content claims and statements and know what criteria is applicable that makes such claims eligible or those that disqualify claims.
  • Learn how to properly present them on a label or in advertisements.
  • Better understand the different categories of health claims and statements, know what criteria is applicable that make such claims eligible or those that disqualify claims, and learn how to properly present them on a label or in advertisements.

Part One: Knowledge Exchange Session - Training Topics and Agenda:

  • NUTRITION LABELLING REVIEW:
    • Recap on nutrition labelling
    • Recap on new serving size rules
    • Modernization initiatives related to nutrient content claims
    • Formulating foods with amino acids, vitamins and minerals
    • Status update on Front of Package Nutrition Symbols (FOP)
  • NUTRITION LABELLING COMPLIANCE:
    • What are accurate nutrient values?
    • An overview of CFIA’s updated Nutrition Labelling Compliance Test
    • What Happens in the case of non-compliance?
  • NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS:
    • What is a nutrient content representation?
    • What is permitted and what is not
    • Classes of nutrient content claims
    • Evaluating acceptable nutrient content claims
    • Displaying nutrient content claims on labels and advertisements
    • Case study of right and wrong label examples
  • HEALTH CLAIMS:
    • Classes of health claims.
    • Evaluating acceptable nutrient content claims
    • Displaying nutrient content claims on labels
    • Case study of right and wrong label examples

Part Two: Practicum Review:

    • PRACTICUM 1: NFt FORMAT and CONTENT REVIEW
    • PRACTICUM 2 TOLERANCES
    • PRACTICUM 3: NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS PRIMER
    • PRACTICUM 4: NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS
    • PRACTICUM 5: HEALTH CLAIMS PRIMER
    • PRACTICUM 6: HEALTH CLAIMS
    • Q&A Session

Excluded Topics:

  • Natural health products
  • Infant formula
  • Medical foods

Who Should Attend
  • Food Inspectors
  • Food Safety & Quality Consultants
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Food Scientists
  • Food Service Personnel
  • Food Technologists
  • Global Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Personnel
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Inspectors
  • Marketing Personnel
  • Nutritionist
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • Plant Managers/Supervisors
  • Product Development Personnel
  • Production Managers/Supervisors
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • R&D Personnel
  • Regulatory Authorities & Personnel
Program Partners
Logistics

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact nsflearn@nsf.org one week prior to your class.