Friday, April 30, 2010

Reminder: Food Labeling Workshop at MSU July 28-29

Institute for Food Laws & Regulations

» Hurry, registration is limited
Food Labeling Workshop

July 28-29, 2010   ·   Lansing, Michigan
This workshop presents the FDA requirements for US food labeling.  The workshop format and materials are designed to provide a user-friendly approach for those new to food labeling and also provide a thorough system and reference for those experienced with food label design and review.  The workshop format allows time for questions. The focus is practical, and students are encouraged to bring problem labels for hands-on review.    
For more information, click here.

Early bird discount (by May 14, 2008):  $895
Free Bonus
Workshop participants will receive the Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law (Vol. I) by Peter Barton Hutt, Esq. The Guide provides practical guidance and expert advice on FDA, FTC, and USDA labeling requirements in plain English. The Guide is an invaluable resource for regulatory officials, industry personnel, and anyone reviewing food labels. 
The Instructors
Neal Fortin, is Professor and Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, Michigan State University.  His law practice experience concentrated on food law, labeling, ingredient evaluation, advertising, legislation, and administrative law. Professor Fortin also has 20 years experience in food regulatory work with the state of Michigan, including being the primary drafter of Michigan Food Law of 2000.  He has trained more than 1,500 people on the labeling law. 

Constance Henry
, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

James E. Hoadley 
is a senior consultant with EAS Consultant Group. In Dr. Hoadley's 20-year FDA career he served ten years a Senior Regulatory Scientist in the Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements (ONPLDS) with primary responsibilities in food label claim regulations. Dr. Hoadley has been directly involved in the scientific review and drafting of authorizing regulation, or denials, of nearly all health claim petitions received by CFSAN over the last decade. Dr. Hoadley has received the CFSAN Distinguished Career Service Award. 

John Spink 
is the Director of the Packaging for Food and Product Protection Initiative at Michigan State University (MSU) and a faculty at the MSU School of Packaging. John developed and teaches the graduate classes “Packaging for Food Safety” and “Food Protection & Defense – Packaging Module”, and the “Future of Sustainability.”
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Friday, April 23, 2010

New IFLR Icon for Your iPhone

Add the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR) icon to your iPhone or iPod screen!  It will look like this, only smaller. 

Just browse to our website:, tap the “plus” button at the bottom of your screen, tap “Add to Home Screen.”  You can edit the name to be shorter (for example, “IFLR”).

Hat tip to Dan Dickinson.

New Summer Course: Animal Heath, World Trade, and Food Safety

Animal Heath, World Trade, and Food Safety, a 3-credit hour online course at Michigan State University is offered this summer. This course is designed for anyone interested in the global animal health situation and its relationship to international trade in animals and animal products.  The course is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level or can be taken as a workshop. The lead instructor for this course is Dr. Scott Haskell. He is joined by a number of distinguished guest instructors from the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health), the World Trade Organization (WTO), The World Bank, former Chief Veterinary Officers and other highly qualified experts from government services and academia. 

More information is available here. This course is one in a series of Internet-based, food law courses comprising our International Food Law Certificate Program at Michigan State University.

Monday, April 05, 2010

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