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Canadian Front of Package Nutrition Labelling - 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 - 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 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: 

The goal is for learners to be more aware of and competent in Canadian front of package nutrition labelling requirements under the authority of the Canadian Food Inspections Agency, (CFIA). This training program is an ideal next step to the Canadian Food Labelling and Canadian Nutrition Labelling courses. This training is suitable for all experience levels. It is a high-density content training program. 

 

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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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Who should Attend

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Exam Details:

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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

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

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