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Food Labeling Seminar to be Held in February

Burlington--A seminar on food labeling for food producers and processors is planned for Feb. 22 at the Vermont Department of Health office in Burlington.

Dr. Londa Nwadike, University of Vermont Extension food safety specialist, will teach the session, designed to help clarify labeling regulations for commonly sold food products in Vermont. In addition, she will cover UPC codes and the federal requirements regarding label claims and nutritional labeling. Department of Health officials also will be available to answer questions.

The seminar, which will be held at 108 Cherry St., runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. The fee is $10, which includes all handouts and light refreshments.

Preregistration is required by Feb. 20. To register go to http://foodlabeling2013.eventbrite.com.

If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Rose Crossley at (802) 223-2389, ext. 201, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by Feb. 8.

The program will be repeated March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. For more information, contact Nwadike at londa.nwadike@uvm.edu.

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