Webinar: Navigating pet food nutritional labeling and claims

Join us as we cover the increasing importance of companion animal nutrition and food safety requirements.

Apr 26th, 2022
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Petfood Industry webinar series logoWatch on demand now to learn more about Nutritional Labeling for pet food.

Pet owners today have become more mindful of what they choose to feed their pets, paying close attention to ingredients, nutritional labeling, and product claims. Join us as we cover the increasing importance of companion animal nutrition and food safety requirements. Hear from veterinarian, Dr. David Rosenblatt about pet food safety hazards associated with nutritional imbalance and deficiency. Mérieux NutriSciences’ Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Irene Chau will cover regulatory label compliance, nutritional labeling, and label claims such as “free of,” “natural,” and “human grade” in pet food. Knowledge is power when protecting our pets, family, and of course our brand and reputation.

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  1. Discover the importance of companion animal nutrition.
  2. Learn more about Nutritional Labeling for pet food.
  3. Gain additional knowledge on regulatory label compliance.

This webinar is sponsored by MĂ©rieux NutriSciences and presented by Petfood Industry and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

David Rosenblatt headshotDr. David Rosenblatt, head of learning and academic services at Sher Consulting and Training, a MĂ©rieux NutriSciences subsidiary

Dr. Rosenblatt received his D.V.M. from the Hebrew University in 1993. He worked in Unilever Israel as company veterinarian, R&D manager for pet food, and SHEQA (Safety, Health, Environment & QA) Manager for 9 years. He joined the Standards Institution of Israel as head of the Food Sector and senior educator, where he worked for 4 years. He is a lead auditor for numerous international standards. In 2005 he joined Sher Consulting and Training, a Mérieux NutriSciences subsidiary, as Head of Learning and Academic Services. Dr. Rosenblatt teaches companion animal nutrition and food safety at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. He has lectured in numerous conferences and workshops on food and petfood safety and quality management, including Petfood Forum Asia, Europe and US and on several occasions. He is regularly invited to lecture in different countries. Dr. Rosenblatt contributed to the textbook “Petfood Technology” as writer and chapter editor, and his articles have been published often in the Petfood Industry Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutritionists, the International Association for Food Protection and an FDA recognized PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual). Dr. Rosenblatt is an FDA certified Lead Instructor for FSMA.


Irene Chau headshotIrene Chau, senior regulatory compliance specialist at MĂ©rieux NutriSciences

As a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist of the Labeling Compliance & Nutrition Service team at MĂ©rieux NutriSciences, Irene oversees the third-party Label Review program for the largest retailer in the U.S and provides regulatory approvals for U.S. and Canadian labels. Irene is also responsible for developing training programs to help the growth of the team's technical professionalism. Prior to joining MĂ©rieux NutriSciences in June 2009, Irene held the position of Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Elco Fine Foods Inc. in Canada, focusing on Canadian labeling and compliances. She also has experience with Pet Food Labeling, Restaurant Menu Labeling, and Dietary Supplement Labeling. 

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