Food Safety Compliance: 5 Courses on Canadian, Mexican Food Label, FSMA Final Rules and GMP Requirements in the US for Dietary Supplements

This advanced package training course is aimed at all companies involved in the manufacture, advertising and sale of foods and beverages (including external advisors and consultants) that do business, or want to do business, in Canada and Mexico and will explain in detail about the new Mexican Standard NOM-051.SCFI/SSA1-2010. This program will also provide an overview of the 7 key elements of FSMA and key requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and how to be compliant with current GMP requirements in the US for dietary supplements in less than an hour to increase credibility of existing products and make it easier to launch more products in the US market in the near future.
Instructor: Sara Zborovski, Sergio Ernesto Gutierrez Serdan, Karine Lawrence, Mukesh Kumar
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Who will benefit?

  • Legal Department
  • External consultants who advise for food and beverage companies
  • R&D Managers, Marketing Managers
  • Foreign and Domestic Importers of Food and Pet Food/Animal Feed
  • Food customs brokers (Animal and Human food)
  • Food business owners/operators importing
  • Global Food Safety professionals
  • HACCP coordinators
  • Manufacturers and Marketers of Dietary Supplements
  • QA/QC/Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Regulatory and Quality Professionals working in companies involved in manufacture and sale of Dietary Supplement, Nutraceuticals and Similar Products
  • Regulatory and Quality Professionals working for US Companies that are considering the purchase of such products manufactured in non-US markets or vice versa
  • Regulatory, Compliance and Quality Professionals consulting with companies developing such products for the US market
  • Senior Management of such companies in India, China, Africa and Latin America considering marketing their Dietary, Nutraceutical and Similar Products in the US

Webinars included in the Package:

The Canadian Food Label(Duration: 60 Minutes)

This webinar will provide an overview of the relevant statutes, including the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations and the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act and its regulations. Core labeling requirements will be outlined and discussed, as will the rules around making voluntary label claims. Finally, an overview of Health Canada's modernization makeover as it relates to labeling will provide insight into possible future reform, including proposals relating to the nutrition facts table and ingredient list.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • The Regulator and Relevant Legislation, which includes: Health Canada and the CFIA, the Food and Drugs Act and its Regulations, the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act, Commodity-Specific Legislation
  • Core Labeling Requirements
  • Label Claims which includes: Regulated Health Claims, General Health Claims, Ingredient Claims, Other Hot Topics in Food Labeling
  • Compliance Verification, Enforcement Measures

Instructor Profile:

Sara Zborovski is a partner at the law firm of Davis LLP in Toronto. She assists companies regulated by Health Canada and the FDA obtain market access and in all areas of compliance. Ms. Zborovski works with companies to get products from idea to market, and provides strategic advice on: compliance strategies, including advertising and marketing programs (including label review), pharmaceutical marketing and pricing requirements (including matters relating to provincial formulary listing), compliance programs relating to manufacturing and import (establishment licensing, GMP programs, post-market reporting obligations, and packaging), and intellectual property issues.

Overview of the Mexican Labeling Standards and the New Labeling Requirements(Duration: 60 minutes)

The current Mexican labeling standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010 has been amended in order to include in the Principal Display Panel (PDP) of the label, a set of Front of Panel (FOP) icons with information regarding the amount of Saturated Fat, Sugars, Sodium and Total Energy. This training package will help you understand the Mexican labeling standard as well as and the new requirements regarding the use of Front of Pack icons and the voluntary request of a nutritional Logo.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Description of Mexican Standard NOM-051.SCFI/SSA1-2010
  • Description of the amendments Regulation of Sanitary Control of Product and Services
  • Description of the new labeling requirements' guideline document

Instructor Profile:

Sergio Ernesto Gutierrez Serdan is a Food Engineer with over 9 years of experience as Operations/Logistics Executive in the Flavor industry in Mexico. His area of expertise includes Project Analysis, Production planning and control, Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs on Food ingredients, Supply Chain & Logistics Coordination, Inventory Control, Strategic Planning, Market Research and Customer & Competitors Analysis.

Food Laws and Regulations in Mexico(Duration: 60 minutes)

There are several regulations to accomplish in order to export and market food products in Mexico. Those regulations are being amended to secure healthier foods for the Mexican population. Labeling as well as import/export regulations are key elements to successfully market food products in Mexico. The best method to avoid trade impediments at the border before exporting products to Mexico is to locate an experienced Mexican customs broker. This webinar will guide you on all export/import regulations to Mexico like an Export Declaration is required by U.S. Customs for all shipments over US $2,500; importers need special permission for certain goods such as wine and many more.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understand the new requirements in the Mexican regulations for the importation and market of food products (label regulations, permits and certifications).

Instructor Profile:

Sergio Ernesto Gutierrez Serdan is a Food Engineer with over 9 years of experience as Operations/Logistics Executive in the Flavor industry in Mexico. His area of expertise includes Project Analysis, Production planning and control, Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs on Food ingredients, Supply Chain & Logistics Coordination, Inventory Control, Strategic Planning, Market Research and Customer & Competitors Analysis.

FSMA Final Rules - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Food Importers and Accredited Third-Party Certification(Duration: 60 minutes)

This webinar will offer an overview of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and the accredited third party certification rules identifying scope, key requirements and compliance dates or implementation dates. Specifically, the presentation will focus on the risk-based activities that food importers will need to implement in order to comply with FSMA requirements.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understanding the rationale behind FSMA and its new food safety laws
  • Providing an overview of the 7 pillars of FSMA (5 of them are now final rules)
  • Reviewing key requirements related to the following final rules: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals and Accredited third party certification
  • Discussing exemptions and compliance timelines
  • Reviewing implementation timeline for the VQIP and third-party auditing of foreign facilities

Instructor Profile:

Karine Lawrence is a sensory scientist and food safety specialist with over 14 years of industry experience in the field of Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Research and Development. She holds a master's degree in Food Science and Engineering (France) as well as a Master of Food Science (Canada). Karine is a certified SQF consultant and trainer and provides services to the wine and food sector in Canada and the US. Karine is a certified HACCP auditor (CHA-ASQ) and a Canadian Certified HACCP professional (CCHP).

Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals: Compliance with FDA's Current Manufacturing Requirements(Duration: 90 minutes)

Compliance techniques can be simple and implemented with relative ease leading to better products both in terms of quality and potential benefit to consumers leading to better acceptance. If you are a manufacturer, importer, supplier, stocker, marketer, shipper, or user of dietary supplements, this program will describe the US GMP requirements and techniques to be compliant using easier, shorter and convenient strategies. This session will discuss ways to demonstrate compliance to the current regulations and regulatory trends for the near future.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Key manufacturing issues related to dietary supplements and nutraceuticals
  • Raw material sourcing, validation, accountability, and documentation techniques
  • Facility design and planning issues
  • SOP and training requirements
  • How do these changes impact products currently in the market
  • Techniques to ensure compliance at international manufacturing sites

Instructor Profile:

Mukesh Kumar leads the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance departments at Amarex Clinical Research, a full service CRO based in Germantown, MD. His key expertise is in developing Global Regulatory Business Strategies for biomedical product development and his passion is to bring traditional therapies for India, China and the Latin-America to the Western markets. In addition to regulatory expertise, Mukesh is an experienced auditor and a trainer in regulatory and business processes.

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