Canadian Nutrition Labelling Workshop - November -

Virtual Learning6 hours

Course Overview

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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: 2.5 hours

Day 2 - No Class for Self Work

Day 3 - Training Session Part 2 - Practicum Webinar: 2.5 hours

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

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

  • 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.

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

The training provides a better appreciation of Canadian nutrition labelling compliance considerations from principally a federal viewpoint, with focus on the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. The discussion includes new nutrition formats, daily values, serving sizes, etc.

Nutrition labelling has a lot of moving parts that can amplify errors. Small technical errors are not uncommon. We want to avoid all errors, especially those that pose a more significant compliance concern. At the end of the program attendees should feel more comfortable and competent in how to approach nutrition labelling challenges.

What this course covers

Part 1 – Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 2.5 hours

  • Authorities (Federal vs. Provincial)

  • Compliance Resources

  • What, where and how to label

Part 2 – Practicum Webinar*: 2.5 hours

* 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 NSF Learner 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

This course is an ideal introduction to Canadian nutrition labelling.

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 nutrition labelling  

  • Select a proper NFt (Nutrition Facts table) format 

  • Understand available display surface (ADS) and its influence in selecting a proper NFt size format 

  • Appreciate external influences like ingredient and claims on structing the content of an NFt 

  • Be confident in selecting a proper serving size  

  • Better appreciate resources that help in setting up a compliant NFt 

 

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 us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org

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Canadian Front of Package Nutrition Labelling - November -

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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 - Part 1 - Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 3 hours

Day 2 - Part 2 - Knowledge Exchange Webinar: 3 hours

This two-part virtual, instructor-led training program covers the Canadian front of package (FOP) nutrition labelling under the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). FOP rules were finalized on July 20, 2022. A transition period ends December 31, 2025.

  • The purpose of this training course is to gain a solid understanding of Canadian front of package nutrition labelling, (FOP). These are new Federal food labelling regulations that apply to all consumer prepackaged foods that exceed the applicable threshold levels of sodium, sugar and/or saturated fat, unless an exception applies.

  • The focus is on the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. This course explores the new rules in detail. Get a better appreciation of what foods are and are not subject to FOP labelling. Learn how to properly select and display an FOP symbol on the principal display panel of a food package.

  • Avoiding FOP labelling may mean formulated or reformulating foods below triggering threshold levels of sodium, sugars and/or saturated fat, (including trans fat). Learn what those threshold levels for various food commodities. Appreciation threshold levels also requires a thorough understanding of reference amounts and nutrition information serving size rules.

  • Prepackaged foods subject to FOP labelling are also subject to restrictions in regard to nutrient content claims as well as the manner in which nutrient content and health claims may be presented on a label. This course explores the peripheral influences of FOP labelling.

Note: A 30 minute after-class session (voluntary) is offered after the Knowledge exchange session and after the Practicum. It is suggested that attendees take this opportunity to get even further acquainted with Canadian FOP labelling. In the after-class session we explore questions from attendees that were not addressed in the knowledge exchange session or questions that just need a bit more explanation. This is similar to an in-class session where the instructor hangs around after-class to address more questions.

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 NSF Learner 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.

Canadian Ingredient and Composition Claims - November -

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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 NSF Learner 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.

Canadian Nutrient Content and Health Claims - November -

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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:

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 starts by looking at basic nutrient content & health claims considerations and requirements. Learners are introduced to basic nutrient and health related claims rules, requirements, and prohibitions. A more detailed look at the anatomy of nutrient content and health claims is featured. By the end of the program learners will be better able to understand what nutrient content and health claims would be eligible for their products and how these may and must be declared on labelling and advertising.

This program is an evolution from the Advanced Nutrition Labelling program which has successfully run for the past 15 years. The exciting difference is that this course is purely focused on nutrient content and health 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.

Excluded Topics:

  • Natural Health Products

  • Infant Formula

  • Medical Foods

  • Supplemented Foods

  • Front of Packaging Nutrition Symbols

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 NSF Learner 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 Nutrition Labelling program.