Canadian Ingredient and Composition Claims - November -

Virtual Learning6 hours

Course Overview

This is a new Canadian food labelling and advertising offering starting in 2023.

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:

Training Session Part 1 - Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 3 hours

Training Session Part 2 - Practicum Webinar: 3 hours

This two-part virtual, instructor-led training program starts by looking at basic ingredient and composition claims considerations and requirements. Learners are then introduced to specific representations generally known as highlighting ingredients and flavours, composition and method of production claims. By the end of the program learners will be better able to gauge what claims may and may not be made. In addition, learners will become more familiar with the proper context and nuance of making ingredient and composition claims.

This training program is an evolution from the Advanced Ingredient Labelling program which has successfully run for the past 15 years. The exciting difference is that this course is purely focused on ingredient and composition claims. It is more accessible to both technical and marketing professionals.

The program offers a ½ day live online knowledge exchange presentation where learners can bring their questions and share their views. A second live online ½ day is dedicated to reviewing the assigned Practicum that learners will complete on their own time. The practicum is not graded and does not need to be submitted. It is an excellent self-evaluation tool where learners can appreciate if they have grasped the subject matter.

What this course covers

The purpose of the online training is to gain a better appreciation of what type of ingredient composition claims may be eligible for a product. To achieve this requires an awareness of the proper context of how to present such representation and what is needed for substantiation.

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.

Prerequisites

This is an ideal next step from the online Canadian Ingredient Labelling program.

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Course Objective

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

  • Understand what ingredient & composition representations can be made. 

  • Understand what ingredient & composition representations cannot be made. 

  • Better appreciate the proper context of ingredient & composition representations. 

  • Learn a bit about how government authorities view ingredient & composition representations.  

  • Understand the expected criteria for making specific claims, like, vegan, halal, no GMO etc. 

  • Become better prepared to substantiate ingredient & composition representations. 

  • Learn about the consequences when authorities disagree. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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 NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

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