The Laws of Food Labeling

Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) and Jason Foscolo of The Food Law Firm are partnering to present a free workshop on Food Labeling Laws for farmers, food industry entrepreneurs, and consumers.

About the Workshop:

The area encompassing a food label is one of the most regulated spaces in the food business. For food manufacturers, complying with these rules is the key to accessing lucrative markets. For consumers, understanding the rules is essential to eating right. In this workshop, Jason Foscolo will discuss food labeling as mandated by FDA regulations. Topics covered will include:

  • The basic layout of a label and label layout.
  • How product claims can be made, such as “high fiber” or “low sodium”.
  • How health claims about products are made, such as “consuming this product can lower your incidence of coronary heart disease”.
  • Publicly available resources that can help food manufacturers comply with the regulations, as well as inform consumers about what they are buying and eating.

This is an arcane subject, but it will be made accessible by Jason. The ideal audience for this workshop is broad: food manufactures with packaged food products, consumers seeking to make better decisions about what they eat, or even graphic designers who want to get into food packaging and design.

Workshop Details:

The workshop is FREE and open to the public.

Date: May 18, 2016
Location: Elmendorph Inn, 7562 Route 9, Red Hook, NY 12571
Time: 6pm-8pm (with time for questions and networking)
Local fare and ale will be provided.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.
Please contact Iyla Shornstein at ishornstein@hvadc.org or 518-432-5360 x 303 to register.

About Jason Foscolo:

Jason has been advising clients in the food industry for 5 years. He’s an attorney with his own private practice and he’s chosen to only work with food businesses. He’s a recent transplant to the Hudson Valley. (He moved here for the food).

About HVADC:

The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) is the only economic development agency in the Hudson Valley with a specific focus on the viability of the agricultural economy in the region. HVADC’s charge is to enhance the agricultural sector in the Hudson Valley by assisting both new and existing agri-businesses, and supporting policies and regulations that recognize and support New York State’s agricultural economy.