FDA's Pet Food Labeling Guidelines

Instructor: Kristina Lauzon
Product ID: 703219
Training Level: Basic
  • Duration: 60 Min

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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 the responsibility to ensure that pet food is produced in compliance with FDA regulations. The FDA in turn has the responsibility 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 food 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 food defined?
  • What are the labeling rules for these marketing claims?
  • Importance of net quantity on the product label
  • Nutritional and caloric components to the product label for pet food
  • Feeding directions
  • What are the international pet food 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 personnel
  • Food packaging suppliers and manufacturers
  • Pet food suppliers
  • Labeling department personnel
  • Documentation experts
  • Food technologists
  • Food safety personnel
  • Food inspectors
  • Marketing personnel
  • QA/ QC personnel

Instructor Profile:

Kristina Lauzon is a certified chef and nutrition manager. Her areas of expertise include: clinical nutrition, nutrition education, food technology and food manufacturing, HACCP, GMPs, quality assurance, and food production. Ms. Lauzon has experience working in the healthcare, hospitality and food processing industries. Before becoming a nutrition manager in Canada, she worked as a food production manager at a privately owned food processing facility in Ontario. Ms. Lauzon is currently completing a course to be a registered dietary technician.

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