Training and professional development

Webinars and seminars

IFFL’s webinars and seminars are hosted by NSF International



[ˈwebinär] NOUN
…a seminar conducted over the Internet.

American flag FDA’s new Nutrition Facts Label

The FDA’s compliance deadline of January 1, 2020 is fast approaching. Our two-hour webinar FDA Modernized Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods in the USA, complete with hands-on exercises, has been selling out in recent months. Learn about metric measurements, revised % DV calculations, the declaration of folate in the presence of folic acid, the FDA’s definition of dietary fiber and of added sugars, mandatory record-keeping and other requirements of this far-reaching legislation. This popular webinar is offered several times throughout the year.

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American flag FDA’s new Supplement Facts Label

FDA’s new Supplement Facts comes into force on January 1, 2020, less than 18 months away. This information-packed, hands-on-learning webinar describes the revised declaration of the b2-ingredients in a Supplement Facts panel.  Other topics include updated and newly-revised RDI’s, which in turn impact the % DV declarations.  Changed vitamin and mineral declarations and revised rounding rules and more is covered in this two-hour webinar.

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[ˈseməˌnär] NOUN
…a conference or other meeting for discussion or training

Canadian flag Canada’s Food Regulations

Canada’s federal food regulations will undergo fundamental change when the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) take effect on January 15, 2019, while the existing Food and Drug Regulations remain independent of the SFCR. Learn which regulations govern which aspects of processed food sold in Canada in this popular two-day seminar, which features concrete examples, case studies, hands-on learning exercises and useful, customized handouts.

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Private, in-house customized training

Contact us to discuss private, in-house, customized training for one or more of your functional teams: regulatory compliance, product development, sales, marketing and/or business development.

Recent seminars, workshops and speaking engagements

Carol in front of Ontario Home Economics Association banner
Carol speaking at OHEA 40th Anniversary Conference in London, ON

Panelist for the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film “Food Evolution” in both:

International Union of Food Science and Technology, Dublin Ireland, August 23, 2016

Carol T. Culhane provided an oral presentation on the commercialization of a GOS (galaco-oligosaccharide) under the conference theme of “Health claims, regulations and ethics”.

Baker’s Journal, Toronto, ON, March 8, 2016

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Several hundred participants joined expert Carol T. Culhane for this webinar as she guided them through the maze of creating compliant ingredients lists for bakery products sold in Canada and the U.S. from one harmonized formula.

8th Annual American Food Technology and Innovation Summit

“The Court of Public Opinion” presented on April 8-9, 2014 in Chicago, IL
It was twenty years since the world’s first genetically-engineered/modified food was launched – the FlavorSavor™ tomato.  Yet, the labelling of genetically-modified foods (GMO’s) was as much a hot topic then – in boardrooms and newsrooms – as it was in 1994, with added debate in legislature chambers.  This talk summarized some of the unprecedented initiatives to achieve GMO labelling in the USA, as undertaken by consumers and some producer groups as well.   The talk concluded with a call to reflect on the collective impact on the food industry, and on the cost of ascending and implementing legislation of this nature.

CIFST 50th National Conference – May 2012, Niagara Falls, ON –
Speaking Engagement: Monday, May 28th, 2012.
Topic:  “Putting a Face to a Name – Dietary Fibre”

Chair of Technical Symposium:  “Prebiotics and Probiotics: A Gut Feeling”

“Busting Functional Food and NHP Myths and Barriers”, presented February 2010 in Moncton, NB.  Sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Atlantic Food and Beverage Processing Association.

Plenary Guest Moderator: “Convenience Foods; Approaches to Health”
February 12, 2008.  Part of the Canadian Liver Foundation 3-day Agri-food Innovation Forum “Food for a Healthy Proposition: The Appetite Continues…”

“Marketing Perspective: The Importance of Low-sodium Foods”
Hosted by the Guelph Food Technology Centre

“Food Fortification – the Offensive and the Defensive”
Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association

“Self-employment and Running your Own Business”
Ryerson University, Guest Speaker to M.Sc. Nutrition students
March 7, 2012

“A Broad Scope and an Inside Scoop: Product Development Heads Up”
Ryerson University, October 28, 2011

“A Very Brief Overview of Canadian Federal Food Regulations”
Ryerson University, Guest Speaker, 3rd year Food Science Program
October 29, 2007

Roundtable discussion Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), invited participant
Sponsored by the Canadian Liver Foundation
October 19, 2007

“Trans Fats: Truth & Fiction”
Shellbacks meeting, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
May 17, 2008

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