Food Labeling Compliance Review

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Wiley, Feb 28, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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Consultant and long-time Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food labeling expert James Summers answers the many questions surrounding FDA food labeling regulations and compliance in Food Labeling Compliance Review. This comprehensive manual and fully searchable, accompanying CD-ROM are designed to aid in understanding the requirements of the FDA. Food Labeling Compliance Review is a must-have for regulatory officials, industry personnel, and others responsible for assuring that the label and labeling of domestic and imported food products in interstate commerce comply with the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended.

The new fourth edition of Food Labeling Compliance Review fully covers recently enacted provisions requiring labeling for allergens, trans fats, and qualified health claims. Clearly illustrated with dozens of charts, sample label panels and 'Nutrition Facts' boxes, Food Labeling Compliance Review is the practical, no-nonsense tool needed by both the experienced and inexperienced food label reviewer.

  • Current, complete, and accurate food labeling guidance concerning FDA regulations
  • Covers new requirements for labeling allergens, trans fats, and qualified health claims
  • Essential for all food manufacturers, packers, labelers, relabelers, and distributors
  • Fully illustrated with clear Q and A explanations
  • Fully-searchable CD-ROM enables quick look ups

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Author: James L. Summers is Senior Consultant with EAS Consulting Group, LLC (Alexandria, VA), a leading provider of regulatory services to the food, dietary supplement, and cosmetic industries. He is a former FDA food labeling expert with 32 years tenure at FDA. He has held positions as Aquatic Sampling Specialist, Supervisory Microbiologist, Public Health Sanitarian, General Biologist, FDA Inspector, Regional Shellfish Specialist, and Consumer Safety Officer (Division of Regulatory Guidance). His most recent positions with the FDA were as Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, Branch Chief, and Senior Consumer Safety Officer in the Office of Food Labeling, where he handled the most controversial, complex, and precedent-setting problems involving regulatory compliance issues dealing with food labeling. He participated in the development of policies and regulatory strategies regarding the enforcement of NLEA and other food labeling regulations.

Contributor: Elizabeth J. (Betty) Campbell now serves as Vice President of EAS Consulting Group, LLC (Alexandria, VA), following a 35-year career with the FDA where she worked as Director of Programs and Enforcement Policy in the Office of Food Labeling in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and as Acting Director of the Office of Food Labeling. Ms. Campbell played a key role in writing the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) regulations in the early 1990s, and then had major responsibility for implementing those regulations.

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