Food Labeling Workshop at MSU July 28-29

Institute for Food Laws & Regulations

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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.    
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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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Institute for Food Laws and Regulation
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Request for Information and Comments on JECFA Priority List

“Request for Information and Comments on Priority List of Compounds Proposed for Evaluation by JECFA.” is available at: The deadline for comments is 15 January 2011.


US Public meeting to address Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Food Safety and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 4th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF), to be held in Izmir, Turkey, April 26–30, 2010. The CCCF establishes and endorses permitted maximum levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; prepares a priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives; considers methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; considers and elaborates standards or codes of practice for related subjects; and considers other matters assigned to it by the Commission in relation to contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed. The public meeting will be held on March 29, 2010 in the Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md. Documents and agenda items related to the 4th Session of the CCCF will be accessible at the Codex Web site. More information on the meeting is available here.



GMA's Transition Paper on CODEX to President Obama

Recognizing the increased globalization of the food supply and declining consumer confidence, GMA has urged the Obama Administration to strengthen U.S. leadership in Codex Alimentarius and other international standard setting bodies in order to support harmonized international food regulatory policy based on science. The GMA Transition Paper on CODEX to President Obama is available at:



Codex Trust Fund in 2010

Applications for support from the Codex Trust Fund in 2010 were received from 76 eligible countries. Resources available to
the Codex Trust Fund will allow over 300 participants to be supported in 2010 to attend Codex meetings, task forces and
working groups. Additional support will be made available for Codex training courses, and to enhance the technical and
scientific input that eligible countries are contributing to the Codex process. For more information please contact Catherine
Mulholland (Tel: +41 22 791 3080 - E-mail: ).
Codex Trust Fund website:


Learning the Lingo: MSU Workshop Series for Academic Writing

Take part in The Michigan State University Writing Center's workshop series!  The fall line-up includes:
MSU, the Writing Center, and You: An Introduction to Using the Writing Center (9/24) -Do you want to know more about the Writing Center before you decide to make an appointment? This session will tell you all you need to know about being a Writing Center client and how to be most successful in your sessions.

Grappling with the GRE: Preparing for the Writing Component of the GRE (10/8)  - The GRE is stressful, but if you want to get into graduate school, you usually have to take it. This workshop will help you prepare for the written portion of the GRE by showing you what to expect and some strategies on how to excel (or at least survive).

I'm Awesome, Just Read My Personal Statement: A Workshop for Writing Personal Statements (10/22) -
Personal statements are very difficult for everyone to write. This session will help you determine how to approach your own personal statement by dissecting models and teaching strategies.

Plan, Research, Write, Repeat: A Workshop on Writing Processes (11/5) -
Knowledge of yourself as a writer is essential to successful academic writing. In this interactive workshop, contemplate and share your own writing processes and receive new ideas for ways to approach writing.

The Joys of Citation: An MLA/APA Workshop (11/12)  - Learning how to use a citation style can be very confusing.The manuals can be difficult to read and websites can be hard to navigate. This session will help you learn how to decipher these citation styles.

All workshops are scheduled to take place on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00PM in The Writing Center, 300 Bessey Hall. To sign up for one or all of our workshops or if you have questions, please email Elena Adkins at To register for a workshop, please include the subject line "Workshop Series" and include your name as well as the name of the workshop in your message.

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Public meeting date to discuss the U.S. positions on the agenda items for the 42nd session of the CCFA

The public meeting date for the draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 42nd session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is is scheduled for February 8, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (1A003) of the Food and Drug Administration Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740.


At public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments.  Written comments may also be offered at the meeting.


Those who wish to attend the February 8, 2010 public meeting should e-mail their intent to attend to the following e-mail address:  Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. Attendees that are not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to participate may do so by phone.  Those wishing to participate by phone should request the call-in number and conference code when they register for the meeting.