Understanding Food Labeling Regulations online course

Understanding Food Labeling Regulations

Time limit: 90 days

$600 Enroll

Full course description

Understanding Food Labeling Regulations Online Course

This interactive, self-paced course provides critical information about FDA food labeling regulations and other subjects related to commercially produced products made by food companies of all sizes. 

Quick Tips



  • Chrome is the preferred browser.
  • First-time users will need to respond to a confirmation email from Canvas Catalog.  
  • Use the Public Login option to log in, unless you have OKey credentials.
  • Contact the OSU IT Helpdesk if you need assistance.



Intended Audience

This interactive course is designed for both beginning and advanced food industry professionals.

Time Requirements

  • Around 4 hours total.
  • The course is divided into nine modules that can be completed at your own pace.
  • Each module should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different regulations that govern food labels.
  • Identify FDA's policy for labeling food products, as well as USDA's policy for meat products.
  • Recognize the elements required for a label.
  • Identify the purpose of labeling mandatory nutrients.
  • Explain the different health claims.
  • Apply label properties based on allergens.

Teaching Method

This is an asynchronous, self-paced course.  You will engage in learning activities and take quizzes.  


  • Laws, Regulations and Guidance Documents
  • Mandatory Labeling Elements
  • Food Allergen Labeling
  • Nutrition Labeling
  • Trendy Claims and Current Topics
  • Health Claims
  • Nutrient Content Claims
  • Labeling of Special Cases
  • Basic Overview of USDA-FSIS Regulations

Completing the Course

  • To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn 80% on the assessments.
  • Once you have completed the course, you can print a certificate of completion. 

Refund Policy

Oklahoma State University Extension reserves the right to modify online courses when necessary.  If for any reason, a course or enrollment experience does not meet your expectations, please contact extension.help@okstate.edu.

To request a refund, please email karenl.smith@okstate.edu.  Refund decisions are subject to approval by the appropriate FAPC Workshop Program Leader.  Because the university is on a monetary fiscal year beginning 1 July, refund requests after 15 June cannot be considered. Please allow 5 business days for a decision to be made and appropriate action to be taken.

Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $25.

Courses that reflect course participation or completion are non-refundable.