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DFW: Labeling Regulations for Dairy Products Short Course

DFW: Labeling Regulations for Dairy Products Short Course

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Course Overview

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin will host a short course entitled “Labeling Regulations for Dairy Products”. As new products appear on the marketplace it’s important for dairy processors to accurately describe products per Wisconsin and federal requirements. Understanding basic labeling requirements is essential to brand protection in today’s marketplace.

The course, offered through Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin in conjunction with the International Dairy Foods Association, focuses on practical skills that can be applied to your dairy product labels.

Course Topics

  • Overview of labeling regulations 
  • Labeling claims
  • FDA revised Nutrition Facts Panel 
  • Serving size updates
  • Regulations around BE disclosure
  • Overview of serving size and labeling formats

Course Prerequisites

A solid understanding of food plant operations is required for this course. Some exposure to labeling regulations would be helpful but is not necessary. 

Course Attendance

Attendees must be present for 95% of the course in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

Course Technology Requirements

A laptop is recommended, but not required, for this course.

Course Instructors

Michelle Matto, Adam Brock

Course Assessment 

Learning will be assessed throughout the course, so it is imperative that you actively participate. A 20-question assessment will be administered at the end of the training. You must obtain a score of 80% or higher to receive credit towards the Dairy Food Safety & Quality Certificate. 

Continuing Education Credits

Contact hours for this course can be applied toward a number of professional certifications including those offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many other organizations. If you are looking to utilize these credit hours for a professional certification, please let us know and we will provide a formal letter of contact hours and an agenda.

If you achieve an 80% or greater on the final assessment and meet the attendance requirements, this course will count toward the Dairy Food Safety & Quality Certificate Program.

Course Details

This one (1.0) day in-person course, sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, is open to all Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies. Attendance will be limited to the first 20 registrants, so please register early. The course will begin at 8:00 AM and end no later than 4:30 PM. Cost of the course will be $200 and will cover registration, materials, and breaks/meals. Due to popular demand, DFW reserves the right to limit the number of attendees to 1 per company per location.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
625 W Rolling Meadows Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54937 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Please call the hotel at 920-923-1440 and ask for the “Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin” rate. Note: short course attendees are responsible for their own lodging.

Training Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email once you’ve registered for the course. Approximately 1 week prior to the course, you will receive an email update with additional details. Please be sure to keep this information for the course. 

We look forward to your attendance and participation as we work to ensure Wisconsin continues to be a leader in dairy food safety!