Courses, Seminars and Speaking Engagements


Courses and Seminars

Canadian Food Regulations
Want to acquire hands-on learning? Attend one of our many full-day course and webinars hosted by Canada NSF International 
Click here for details on the Canadian Food Regulations course.

Webinars are a convenient and low-cost way to update your regulatory compliance skills. Our two-hour webinar on the FDA's new Nutrition Labelling Regulations, complete with hands-on exercises, has been selling out in recent months. This popular webinar is offered four times throughout 2018.

In-house Customized Seminars

Contact us to discuss private, in-house, customized seminar for one or more of your functional teams: regulatory compliance, marketing business development.

Recent Seminars, Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Panelist for the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film "Food Evolution" in both
Toronto on January 16, 2018
Waterloo on January 17, 2018

US Nutrition Facts Webinar

U.S. FDA Revised Nutrition Facts Labelling
September 13, 2016

IUFoST 2016
IUFoST (International Union of Food Science and Technology), Dublin Ireland, August 2016
International Regulatory Compliance Oral Presentation
Carol T. Culhane, PHEc, MBA, President, International Food Focus Ltd. will provide an oral presentation on August 23rd, at 9:30 a.m. under the theme "Health claims, regulations and ethics"

on March 8th, 2016
Join regulations expert Carol T. Culhane as she guides you through the maze of creating compliant ingredients lists for your products in Canada and the U.S. using just one formula.


Mini Workshop: New Food and Natural Health Products Regulations – Is your company ready?
October 22nd, 2015 in Natural Health Products, Functional Food and Cosmetic Ingredients Conference, Edmonton, AB

20 years on from the Flavr-Savr® Tomato: The US Push and Pull of GM-food Labelling in the USA
Presented on May 24th, 2014 in Knowledge and Networking Breakfast Forum, Toronto, ON

8th Annual American Food Technology and Innovation Summit
 “The Court of Public Opinion” presented on April 8-9, 2014 in Chicago, IL
It has been twenty years since the world’s first genetically-engineered/modified food was launched – the FlavorSavor™ tomato.  Yet, the labelling of genetically-modified foods (GMO’s) is as much a hot topic today – in boardrooms and newsrooms – as it was in 1994, with added debate in legislature chambers.  This talk summarized some of the unprecedented initiatives to achieve GMO labelling in the USA, as undertaken by consumers for whom this is important and by some producer groups as well.   The talk concludes with a call to reflect of the collective impact on the food industry, and to the cost of ascending and implementing legislation of this nature.

CIFST 50th National Conference - May 2012, Niagara Falls, ON -
Speaking Engagement: Monday, May 28th, 2012.
Topic:  "Putting a Face to a Name - Dietary Fibre"

Chair of Technical Symposium:  "Prebiotics and Probiotics: A Gut Feeling"

"Busting Functional Food and NHP Myths and Barriers", presented February 2010 in Moncton, NB.  Sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Atlantic Food and Beverage Processing Association.  See events.php?c=past

Plenary Guest Moderator: "Convenience Foods; Approaches to Health"
February 12, 2008  Part of the Canadian Liver Foundation 3-day Agri-food Innovation Forum "Food for a Healthy Proposition: The Appetite Continues..."

"Marketing Perspective: The Importance of Low-sodium Foods"
organized by Guelph Food Technology Centre

"Food Fortification -- the Offensive and the Defensive"
Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association
The first meeting of this newly formed organization entitled "Stepping Strongly into the Future".
Click here for details.

"Self-employment and Running your Own Business"
Ryerson University, Guest Speaker to M.Sc. Nutrition students
March 7, 2012

"A Broad Scope and an Inside Scoop: Product Development Heads Up"
Ryerson University, October 28, 2011

"A Very Brief Overview of Canadian Federal Food Regulations"
Ryerson University, Guest Speaker, 3rd year Food Science Program
October 29, 2007

Roundtable discussion Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), invited participant
sponsored by the Canadian Liver Foundation
Canadian Living Online will be airing segments of the roundtable during March 20008 for Nutrition Month (which is also Liver Health Month!).
October 19, 2007

"Trans Fats: Truth & Fiction"
Shellbacks meeting, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
May 17, members only

Précis of Previous Speaking Engagements