FDA New Dietary Fiber Labelling Laws: Clear the confusion, misconception and ensure compliance - Megazyme and WRSS-Food & Nutrition Insights Supplier On-Demand Webcast
FDA New Dietary Fiber Labelling Laws: Clear the confusion, misconception and ensure compliance - Megazyme and WRSS-Food & Nutrition Insights Supplier On-Demand Webcast
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This webinar is sponsored by Megazyme and WRSS-Food & Nutrition Insights.

On July 1, 2020, the FDA began enforcing the new dietary fiber labeling laws in the United States.  However, despite the introduction of the new FDA rules in July of 2016, the extended public comment period, and delayed implementation dates; there is still confusion among many food manufacturers as to what is required to be in compliance for labeling their food products.  The most prevalent misperception is that approved dietary fibers may be appropriately claimed on Nutrition Facts Labels through record-keeping procedures alone.  This leaves food manufacturers vulnerable to expensive class action lawsuits for mislabeled product which are not only costly but can threaten the financial and reputational viability of the food manufacturer.  This webinar will cover the essentials of the analytical documentation needed to support dietary fiber labeling for Nutrition Facts disclosures.  The latest advances in the analysis of non-digestible carbohydrates, which allow the most complete accounting of FDA-approved dietary fibers will be presented along with case studies of class action lawsuits which target the most common mistakes of food manufacturers.

The first presenter, David Plank, Managing Principal, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights will be discussing the requirements of the new FDA regulations. Many food manufacturers are under the misconception that only recordkeeping is required for validating the amounts of dietary fiber labeled on a food product. The audience will learn that the new regulations require that the total non-digestible carbohydrates must be determined by an approved AOAC analytical method and then reconciled against recorded formulation of the food product to assure compliance.  Case studies of class actions resulting from dietary fiber mislabeling will be discussed.  The impact of proper measurement compliance on declaring lower calories on food products and the overall positive impact of dietary fiber on human health will be discussed.

The second presenter, Dr. Barry McCleary, CEO, Megazyme will present original research resulting in a new AOAC approved method for dietary fiber measurement.  This new method, AOAC 2017.16 provides a full recovery of FDA approved dietary fibers with faster speed and lower cost.  The new AOAC 2017.16 method is a refinement of the existing AOAC 2009.01 method and more closely approximates the human physiological digest conditions of the Englyst starch method which has been demonstrated to provide a high correlation to glycemic response in humans. The audience will learn why some dietary fibers give poor analytical recoveries with current analytical methods like AOAC 2009.01, AOAC 985.29 and AOAC 991.43, and how this can negatively impact label claims.  The audience will learn how to choose the correct analytical method based on the compositions of their food...

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