The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd.
Itasca, IL
United States

Registration Deadline:
June 11, 2018

The FEMA Regulatory Affairs Committee (FRAC) and Flavor Labeling Committee (FLC) summer meetings will take place June 19–21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois.


The Flavor Labeling Workshop is open to both FEMA members and non-members. The Summer Committee meetings are open to the FEMA members only. Attendees may register for one or both events. The registration deadline is June 11.

Flavor Labeling Workshop $450 members / $650 non-members
Committee Meetings (members only) No registration fee, but you must register in advance

Member Registration

Non-Member Registration

Hotel Reservations

The group room rate is $159 per night, plus tax, single/double occupancy.

The group room rate is available until Monday, May 28 at 5 p.m. CDT, based on availability. FEMA recommends you make your room reservations as early as possible to ensure rooms are available.

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Flavor Labeling Workshop — June 19

The Flavor Labeling Workshop will include presentations from FEMA’s flavor labeling experts on the most important labeling issues of today. The workshop will address the interpretation and application of FDA’s flavor and food labeling regulations, natural and artificial labeling matters, and the nexus between regulatory authority to use and appropriate labeling of flavors and foods. A focus of the day-long workshop will be issues associated with the appropriate use and labeling of flavors and foods containing flavorings with modifying properties. The workshop will have several opportunities for interaction among attendees and speakers including breakout sessions and a panel Q&A session.

Committee Meetings — June 20–21

As part of this joint meeting, the FRAC and FLC will host two interactive programs for the membership:

  • MPPIDS Training — The FLC Committee leadership will provide training on the Meat and Poultry Product Ingredient Data Sheet (MPPIDS). This form can be used to provide information to USDA on FDA flavors in USDA products for USDA labeling regulations.
  • Regulatory Challenges from Innovation to Commercialization Panel — The FRAC will host a moderated panel discussion that focuses on the regulatory issues that arise during the process of bringing a flavor to commercialization during the entire production process, from flavor development to finished food product marketing.

Schedule of Events

June 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Flavor Labeling Workshop
June 20
7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. FLC Meeting
Includes MPPIDS retraining
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 – 2 p.m.  Panel Discussion — Regulatory Challenges from Innovation to Commercialization
2 – 5 p.m. FRAC Meeting
– 9 p.m. Networking Event
June 21
7:15 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. – Noon FRAC Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch