Academy Webinar – MIG Indians In Nutrition & Dietetics
Title: Changing Dynamics in the World of Food Regulations: What You Need to Know
Date: Tuesday, February, 8th, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern (New York) / 12 PM Central (Chicago) /
11 AM Mountain (Colorado) / 10 AM Pacific (California) / 11:30 PM India
The registration link is: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/j.php?RGID=r14e60bcf17478ac1d45af290cc25b422
Meet Our Presenter: Chandni Sen Sinha MS, RDN
Chandni Sen Sinha is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in the San Francisco-Bay Area with a decade of successful experiences spanning across multiple settings, including clinical dietetics, food service, corporate, food regulations, long-term care, acute care, and private practice. Chandni currently works as the Regulatory Affairs Associate at Safeway Inc., Albertsons Companies leading the Fresh Category (Meat, Seafood, Produce) from a regulatory standpoint. Her responsibilities broadly include ensuring that food labels and packaging are compliant to the federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. She works closely with cross functional teams to evaluate product characteristics, validate product claims, accurately label allergens and nutrition facts in accordance with the FDA, USDA and other government agency regulations. Her hobbies include biking, hiking with her dog, Bruno, playing the piano and traveling across the world exploring the diverse cultural food scenarios.
Present the changing dynamics in the world of regulations in the food industry—its challenges in the current set up.
The information available on food packages today is beyond just a simple depiction of a food logo or picture of the product and slogan. The abundance of nutrition and health facts that manufacturers provide on food labels makes it challenging for consumers to comprehend. As the regulatory environment is continuously evolving, it has become even more complex with topics such as clean label, “Added Sugars” requirement on Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP), declaration of sesame as an allergen, requirement to provide bioengineered (BE) food information, plant-based meat alternatives and more. Thus, consumers end up spending extra time in the supermarket aisles trying to digest it all and finding a healthy choice of product. Registered dietitians are uniquely positioned to empower people to make healthful nutrition choices. This webinar may help explain some of the information available on food labels, the laws regulating these labels, the oversight process to ensure proper labeling and the limitations of such oversight.
Upon completion of this program, the participants will be able to:
1. Identify the US government agencies responsible for regulating food labels.
2. Describe to clients/consumers the different types of regulated statements contained on food packaging
3. Apply strategies of improving consumer comprehension of food products through labeling.
Suggested Performance Indicators:
11.1.4 Interprets and advises on food manufacturing standards, regulatory requirements, policies and national dietary guidelines to inform others and to support product development.
11.2.1 Evaluates product characteristics, ingredients and claims in order to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements.
12.1.4 Influences legislation, regulation, and policy changes to impact nutrition and well-being in the community
CPEU 1 (Pending) – Level I/II
We look forward to welcoming you for this unique webinar.
Warmest Regards, IND MIG Executive Committee 2021-22