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Food Regulatory Update Seminar – FDA’s New Food Labeling Requirements

May 31, 2018
Alexandria, VA

EAS Consulting Group is conducting a one-day regulatory update seminar covering recent changes in FDA policies pertaining to food labeling and nutrition facts panel requirements. Time will also be spent on some of the more complex labeling issues.

Instructed by EAS Independent Advisor for Labeling and Claims, Elizabeth Campbell and EAS Independent Consultants, April Kates and Gisela Leon, with invited participation by FDA/CFSAN, this course will offer an interactive forum for a deeper dive into some requirements that have presented particular challenges related to applying the new Nutrition Facts Panel requirements.

Topics include:

  • New FDA guidance clarifying requirements on dietary fiber
  • New FDA guidance on several added sugar declarations
  • Dissect apparent inconsistencies in regulatory text and NFP examples to determine best paths forward
  • Understand the impact of new Daily Value and RACC requirements on label claims
  • Update on FDA enforcement activities

Who should attend

Anyone with label review interest or responsibilities who has a basic understanding of food labeling requirements, especially those who have attended past 2-day Food Labeling Compliance Seminars.

Join EAS on May 31, 2018, in Alexandria, VA, immediately following our Two-Day Food Labeling Compliance Seminar for this valuable discussion on the impacts these regulatory updates will have on your business.




Combine with EAS Two-Day Food Labeling Compliance Seminar for $1,750 (use discount code MAYFOOD on Food Regulatory Update Seminar – must register for both)


Early bird pricing of $625 through April 15, 2018 (use discount code: EARLYBIRD at checkout)
Group Rate, two or more from the same firm – 10% per person (use discount code GROUP10)
Federal/State Government Employees – 50% per person (use discount code GOV50)

Registrants with Promotion codes – Limit one Promotion code per transaction


Betty Campbell, EAS Independent Advisor for Labeling and Claims

Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell is a former Acting Director in the FDA’s Office of Food Labeling who played a leading role in writing the regulations implementing the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in the 1990s. She joined EAS as a vice president in October 2006 after a 35-year career with FDA. In the role of independent advisor, she will continue to provide expert consulting advice and guidance to clients on complex labeling and claims issues and will be available to serve as an expert witness in high profile labeling cases.

April Kates, EAS Independent Consultant

Ms. Kates was most recently a supervisory consumer safety officer at FDA. Prior to that position, she served with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Federal-State Audit Branch, also as a supervisory consumer safety officer. Previously, she served as manager of regulatory compliance at McCormick Spice Company, as a food regulatory specialist at American Ingredients Company (now Corbion), as a program analyst at FSIS, and as a food technologist at FDA.

Gisela Leon, EAS Independent Consultant

Gisela Leon brings in over 33 years of experience in international labeling.  She is well- experienced in USA labeling requirements of food, dietary supplements and cosmetics, in European food laws and multi-language labeling. As a regulatory consultant, she focuses on a concise review process, having reviewed hundreds of labels for US compliance and helped international products to come into compliance with US regulations. Her international labeling background allows her to point out differences or similarities with other countries. After receiving her Master’s degree in Food Technology Engineering, Ms. Leon received her DGQ Audit-Specialist Certification from the German Institute for Quality, and her Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University. For over 20 years she worked at Schöller Lebensmittel GmbH & Co KG as Director of Quality Management and Labeling Compliance. Ms. Leon speaks English, German, and French.