University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Food & Nutrition Programs

Food Labeling Seminar Slated for Vermont Food Venture Center

Hardwick--On March 21 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Food Venture Center will sponsor "Food Labeling for Food Producers," an informational seminar designed to help food producers and processors understand state and federal food labeling requirements.

Registration is $5 per person for the session, which takes places at the Vermont Food Venture Center, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, call (802) 472-5362.

UVM Extension's food safety specialist, Dr. Londa Nwadike, will clarify labeling regulations for food products commonly sold in Vermont and explain what information is legally required to appear on all food labels. Nwadike also will discuss UPC codes and federal requirements for label claims and nutritional labeling.

To request 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. 28.

For more information, contact Nwadike at londa.nwadike@uvm.edu.