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magnifying glass focused on a nutrition facts label Understanding Food Labeling Regulations is a Course

Understanding Food Labeling Regulations

Time limit: 90 days

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Intended Audience

This interactive course is designed for both beginning and advanced food industry professionals.

Time Requirements

  • Around 4 hours total.
  • The course is divided into 9 modules that can be completed at your own pace.
  • Each module should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different regulations that govern food labels.
  • Identify FDA's policy for labeling food products, as well as USDA's policy for meat products.
  • Recognize the elements required for a label.
  • Identify the purpose of labeling mandatory nutrients.
  • Explain the different health claims.
  • Apply label properties based on allergens.

Teaching Method

This is an asynchronous, self-paced course.  You will engage in learning activities and take quizzes.  


  • Laws, Regulations, and Guidance Documents
  • Mandatory Labeling elements
  • Food Allergen Labeling
  • Nutrition Labeling
  • Trendy Claims and Current Topics
  • Health Claims
  • Nutrient Content Claims
  • Labeling of Special Cases
  • Basic Overview of USDA-FSIS Regulations

Completing the Course

  • To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn 80% on the assessments.
  • Once you have completed the course, you can print a certificate of completion.