Introduction to Product Labeling

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About This Course

Join NSF for this training to help you navigate the maze of regulations and enforcement and understand the FDA and FTC product labeling requirements. This convenient training will help you create compliant dietary supplement labels, advertising and branding. You will build your in-house expertise on your product label claims and promotions as you learn to differentiate between health, qualified, implied and expressed claims.

You’ll also learn how to develop compliant structure function claims, including disclaimers and substantiation.

Key Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, you will know and understand:

  • The parts of a dietary supplement label that are mandated by the FDA
  • How to structure a supplement facts table to ensure it complies with the new labeling changes
  • The different types of claims available to you, and the criteria to use them
  • How to avoid common labeling mistakes made by the dietary supplement industry
  • Where to locate the resources available to you when generating a new dietary supplement label

Who Should Attend?

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Packaging
  • Sales
  • Laboratory operations
  • Product development
  • Suppliers and distributors
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Legal

Course Instructors

Course instructors will be selected from the following:

Nicole Leitz – Nicole Leitz is Senior Partner of Validation & Compliance Institute (VCI) with more than twenty years of experience in the 21 CFR regulated industries. She has written and presented numerous training sessions on quality system elements and best cGMP to corporate clients and at numerous national conventions. Nicole is also an experienced remediation consultant. She has advised and written documentation such as SOPs and WIs and has completed root cause investigations, CAPAs and complaints for corporate clients.

Nicole Leitz has a Master of Science degree in organic chemistry from Bucknell University and a Bachelor of Science in ACS chemistry from Hope College.

Norman Howe - Norman Howe is Senior Partner of Validation & Compliance Institute (VCI), quality consultants for the pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement industries.

Norman has taught a course in quality systems as adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He serves as an expert witness in FDA-regulated product quality cases.

Prior to VCI, Norman was the plant manager of a pharmaceutical plant with BASF and was responsible for manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering, maintenance, contract manufacturing and a small product development group.

Jennifer Alfrey - Jennifer is the Sr. Director Global Nutrition, PMO and NPD Process at Mary Kay. She has a master’s degree in nutrition and over 25 years of experience in the dietary supplement and cosmetic industries. Her experience ranges from product innovation to global regulatory compliance with experience in formulating, developing and registering nutrition and cosmetic products in over 150 different countries.

Jennifer has also successfully built cGMP compliant quality management systems from the ground up for dietary supplement manufacturing operations. She has launched quality systems that include compliant documentation of procedures, MMRs, specifications, complaints, laboratory testing, test method development and manufacturing processes.

Erin Taraborrelli - Erin Taraborrelli is Associate Manager, Food and Label Compliance, for NSF. With over 19 years of experience in food and dietary supplement labeling and regulatory affairs, she assists clients from a variety of backgrounds to develop compliant food and dietary supplement labels for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in biological sciences specializing in nutritional and nutraceutical sciences from the University of Guelph.