IEH Academy

Top 10 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Certified Food Labeling Claims

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


30 minutes

Alton Bradshaw

The course offers a comprehensive overview of the top ten non-government food labeling claims used in the US. It is tailored primarily for regulatory food labeling specialists, attorneys seeking to expand their expertise in non-government food labeling claims requirements, product development scientists, and plant quality managers responsible for food labeling.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

From religious dietary laws to sustainability-focused claims, participants will gain practical insights to navigate regulatory standards and consumer expectations with confidence, enabling them to stay ahead in the dynamic world of non-government food labeling. Additionally, marketing-focused brand managers stand to benefit from this course by gaining a deeper understanding of non-government food labeling claims requirements before finalizing decisions on incorporating these claims into food product packaging.

After completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the top ten non-government food labeling claims in the US.
  • Enhance knowledge of the requirements associated with each type of non-government food labeling claim.
  • Develop insights into the implications of incorporating specific claims into food product packaging.
  • Acquire strategies for effectively navigating regulatory compliance and consumer expectations related to food labeling.



  • Introduction to Non-Government Food Labeling Claims
  • Overview of Religious Dietary Laws: Kosher and Halal
  • Exploring Dietary Choice or Preference Claims: Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grain, and Plant Based
  • Understanding Dietary Avoidance Claims: Gluten-Free and Non-GMO
  • Examination of Sustainability-Focused Claims: Rainforest and RSPO
  • Regulatory Compliance and Consumer Expectations
  • Case Studies and Best Practices


Who Should Attend?

  • Regulatory Food Labeling Specialists
  • Attorneys interested in Non-Government Food Labeling Claims
  • Product Development Scientists
  • Plant Quality Managers with Food Labeling Responsibilities
  • Marketing-Focused Brand Managers


Registration and Payment

To register for this course, please visit our training portal.

Meet the Instructor

Alton Bradshaw

Alton Bradshaw joined IEH as Vice President of Technical Services in 2022. He holds a B.A. in Biology and a B.S. in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin, along with B.S. degrees in Microbiology and Economics from The University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Bradshaw also earned an M.S. in Food Safety, an M.J. in Global Food Law, and a Graduate Certificate in International Food Law from Michigan State University. Mr. Bradshaw’s MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington further adds to these achievements.

With over three decades of experience in the food industry, Mr. Bradshaw’s focus lies in food processing, including packaging of baby foods, powdered infant formula, bottled water, carbonated beverages, cereal, condiments, cookies, dairy, frozen fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, juices, RTE salads and RTC meals, spices, and seasoning blends. His skillset encompasses a range of thermal processing techniques, from pasteurized and ultra-pasteurized to aseptic and retorted finished products, with successful regulatory resolutions with the FDA and USDA.

Mr. Bradshaw holds five professional course certifications in HACCP, Advanced HACCP, and the IDFA HACCP Individual Certification Program. He has completed Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and Lead Instructor Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training, in addition to training from Better Process Control School (BPCS) and the GMA Thermal Processing Professional Training Program (TPPTP). His vast experience includes extensive plant auditing, and he’s recognized as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) expert, completing SQF Practitioner and Auditor training.

Mr. Bradshaw is a food labeling subject matter expert with training from ESHA Research, covering Genesis R&D Software, GMA Food Labeling, Michigan State University U.S. Food Labeling, and Leatherhead Essential Guide to U.K. Food Labeling.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Bradshaw has held leadership positions at B&G Foods, Dean Foods, Hans Kissle, and Weetabix North America, overseeing food safety, quality, regulatory affairs, R&D product development, and commercialization.