Event Date: 9 Aug 2019
Food labels & Health claims – what’s required?
Learn from the labelling regulations experts from MPI about what should be on your food label and what your options are for nutrition and health claims.
After this workshop you will know:
- What the regulations require you to have on your food labels
- How to go about adding optional nutrition and health claims to your label or marketing material
Date: Friday 9th August 2019
Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Venue: Hawke’s Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier
Tickets: $40 inc. GST
There is an option of one-on-one time with Janet or Donnell on a specific labelling or claims query after (please advise if you would like this).
Janet Goodman is a UK trained food technologist who has a background in product development. She has worked for the New Zealand government agency responsible for implementing and enforcing the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code in New Zealand for 15 years. Her current role as Senior Adviser, Food Labelling has responsibilities for implementing the rules for what can be put in food and beverages and how to label them. She works with all sectors of the food industry, including manufacturers, retailers and importers. Her roles sits in the Food & Beverage team at New Zealand Food Safety – the team who implement the Food Act.
Donnell Alexander is a New Zealand registered dietitian who has worked across the public and private sector in New Zealand. Her current role as Senior Adviser, Food Claims at the Ministry for Primary Industries, has responsibilities for both setting and implementing labelling claims on foods. In particular, within the Food Science Team, she coordinates the scientific assessment of dossiers of evidence for self-substantiated general level health claims against the requirements of the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code, for the New Zealand jurisdiction. She works closely with other Australian jurisdictions in interpreting and implementing aspects of the common Standard for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims (Standard 1.2.7) and other nutrition-related food regulations. She also works closely with a range of food manufacturers and exporters to provide advice about meeting the regulatory requirements for food labelling and promotion.