FDA's Pet Food Labeling Guidelines
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
This webinar will discuss the legal requirements for labeling pet or animal food. It will cover aspects of labeling such as the product name, the guaranteed analysis, the nutritional adequacy statement, feeding directions, and calorie statements.
Why Should You Attend:
Pet owners and veterinary professionals have a right to know what they are feeding their animals. The pet food label contains a wealth of information, if one knows how to read it. Food Processors and Food Manufacturers have responsibilities to ensure that Pet Food is produced in compliance with the FDA Regulations. The FDA has responsibilities to ensure that Pet Foods in addition to foods produced for Human Consumption meet these Guidelines for Industry.
This session is designed primarily for pet food manufacturers and labelers, and is focused on helping you clearly understand what is expected by the FDA so that pet food manufacturers and processors are in compliance with these regulations. This session will cover the requirements of the FDA Department of Animal and Veterinary Guidelines for Industry.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Who is Responsible for enforcing Pet foods Labeling Guidelines?
- What Responsibility does the FDA have in these regulations?
- Do these guidelines differ in canned and dry foods?
- What are the proper labeling guidelines for pet food manufacturers for compliance with FDA?
- How are marketing claims for Pet Foods defined?
- What are the labeling "rules" for these marketing claims?
- Importance of Net Quantity on the product label
- Nutritional & Caloric components to the product label for Pet foods
- Feeding Directions
- What are the International Pet Foods concerns and expectations?
Who Will Benefit:
Food manufacturers and facilities responsible for packaging/labeling food products will benefit from this training, in addition to Pet Food Manufacturers and processors and suppliers.The following personnel should attend:
- Regulatory affairs
- Food packaging suppliers and manufacturers
- Pet Food Industry
- Pet Food suppliers
- Food technologists
- Food safety
- Food inspectors
- QA/ QC
Kristina Lauzon, is a Certified Chef & Nutrition Manager. Her areas of expertise include: Clinical Nutrition, Diet Therapies, Nutrition Education, Food Technology & Food Manufacturing, HACCP, GMP's, Quality Assurance & Food Production. Kristina has experience working in the Healthcare, Hospitality & Food Processing industries. Before becoming employed in Canada as a Nutrition Manager she worked as a Food Production Manager at a privately owned Food Processing Facility in Windsor, Ontario Canada. At present Kristina is studying in preparation to write the Registered Diet Technicians Certification Exam.
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