Canadian Ingredient Labelling Workshop - November -

Virtual Learning6 hours

Course Overview

This training course is delivered in two sessions (listed as the start & end date), with a day in between with no class for self work. The schedule is as follows:

Day 1 - Training Session Part 1 - Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 3 hours

Day 2 - No Class

Day 3 - Training Session Part 2 - Practicum Webinar: 3 hours

This two-part virtual, instructor-led training program on Canadian ingredient labelling under the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) covers regulatory modernizations affecting the future of ingredient labelling:

  • The first part focuses on knowledge exchange, where attendees are introduced to and walked through ingredient labelling requirements and can ask questions.

  • The second part is a live online practicum where, as a group, we will review the assignments introduced in part one (completed individually). The practicum focuses on the knowledge and skills in setting up a compliant list of ingredients, allergen and precautionary allergen statements, and includes an open Q&A session.

This program covers fundamental ingredient labelling requirements. The content is framed around the new ingredient labelling rules that are currently set to come into full force on December 14, 2021.

The training provides a better appreciation of Canadian ingredient labelling compliance considerations from principally a federal viewpoint, with focus on the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. The discussion includes new ingredient labelling formats, sugars-based ingredient nomenclature, allergen labelling, precautionary allergen labelling, etc.

Ingredient labelling is by far the most complex of all labelling subjects. Errors in this area have significant consequences. At the end of the program attendees should feel more comfortable and competent in how to approach ingredient labelling challenges.

This course is an ideal introduction to Canadian ingredient labelling.

What this course covers

Day 1: Knowledge Exchange
Day 2: Practicum

Attendees will need to complete the NEW CANADIAN INGREDIENT LABELLING PRACTICUM 2020 assignment on their own time prior to the live online practicum review session.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

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Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Be more confident with ingredient and allergen labelling 

  • Feel more competent knowing when ingredients are not required to be declared 

  • Choose ingredient terminology that addresses compliance considerations 

  • Understand the optional rules (such as the use of collective terms and ordering options) that help better organize a list of ingredients 

  • Better appreciate resources that help in setting up a compliant ingredient list 

 

Partners 

Legal Suites Inc. goal is to help professionals better manage regulatory compliance through education, information resources and hands on guidance. 

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact your regional office one week prior to your class. 

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

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  • Roles and responsibilities of CFIA and Health Canada

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  • A bit about enforcement and compliance risk assessments

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  • Infant formula

  • Medical foods

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

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  • The second part is a live online practicum where, as a group, we review the assignments introduced in part one (completed individually). The practicum focuses on knowledge and skills in setting up a compliant Nutrition Facts table (NFt) and includes an open Q&A session.

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* Attendees will need to complete the NEW CANADIAN NUTRITION LABELLING PRACTICUM 2020 assignment on their own time prior to the live online practicum review session.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

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Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.