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Guelph, ON
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Program Description

For information on virtual instructor-led training, please email us.

Gain an overview of current labelling regulations, including Health Canada’s regulatory amendments to ingredient and nutrition labelling (December 2016). This training program covers food labelling under federal jurisdiction for a wide range of foods from processed goods to meat and poultry products. It covers basic labelling considerations (common name, net contents, ingredient list, nutrition facts and dealer name and address), as well as additional labelling considerations that may apply (storage information, durable life dates, artificial sweetener statements, vignettes, artificial flavours, country of origin, etc.). This course provides a great foundation for the Canadian Ingredient and Nutrition Labelling courses.

Also covered in this course! Take a peek at CFIA’s proposed food labelling modernization on date marking, legibility of information, dealer name and address, country of origin and more! These proposed rules are expected to be finalized in 2020, phased in by 2022 and 2026.

Program Benefits

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

  • Develop a food label under the Food and Drug Regulations and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • Identify foods that require a label and what exemptions may be applicable
  • Discuss packaging and labelling definitions and how they relate to the presentation of information, type heights, etc.
  • Better appreciate how layout options can address your design objectives
  • Differentiate between retail (consumer) and non-retail (foodservice/further manufacture) labelling considerations
  • Discuss common names, standard names and descriptive names
  • Describe how country of origin labelling may be applicable to your food
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

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

On-Site Training

This program is available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.