Friday, November 17, 2006

Food Allergens Labeling Webcast

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) went into effect on January 1st, 2006 requiring food processors to identify, in plain, common language, the presence of any of the eight major food allergens: Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nut, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, and Soy. The addition of this new regulation along with the existing stringent standards for food safety have left many food processors scrambling to thoroughly understand the impact and how best to achieve compliance.

In this webcast, Catherine Copp, Policy Advisor with the Office of Regulations and Policy at the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will present background details of FALCPA and the FDA's implementation activities, clarify some common misperceptions of FALCPA, discuss the buzz from consumers and the food industry, and provide insight into the FDA's future activities concerning FALCPA. You will also hear from Scot McLeod, Senior Vice President with Ross Systems, who will present case studies on Ross Customers Litehouse Foods, Berner Foods, and ACME Spice and how they’ve addressed the requirements of FALCPA.
Webcast: Addressing the Evolving Requirements for Food Allergen Labeling
Wednesday, December 6; 2pm (EST)

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