Introduction to Packaging Laws and Regulations

Course Description

In this course, we map out the major regulatory agencies such as FDA, EPA, USDA, CFR, ASTM, and ISO. Once defined, we break down relevant and applicable laws into cheat sheets for you to have immediate access to when working on projects. By no means is this course a replacement for legal review, but it is the absolute first step in educating yourself on regulations and agencies that impact the product categories you design within.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Navigation Tutorial

    3. Packaging Laws and Regulations Workbook

    4. Introduction to Packaging Laws and Regulations

    5. Framework for Legal Requirements

    6. Fundamentals of the Regulatory Process

    7. Packaging Laws and Regulations Glossary

    8. Knowledge Check

    1. Introduction to Regulatory Agencies

    2. USC

    3. CFR

    4. FDA

    5. USDA

    6. FTC

    7. EPA

    8. DOT

    9. DOC

    10. Department of Treasury

    11. CPSC

    12. Knowledge Check: Regulatory Agencies

    1. Introduction to Packaging Categories

    2. Packaging Categories & Agencies

    3. Food and Beverage

    4. Meat Products

    5. Alcohol and Tobacco

    6. Toys and Children

    7. Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

    8. Hazardous Goods

    9. UN Markings

    10. Knowledge Check: Packaging Categories

    1. Additional Legal Considerations

    2. State vs. Federal Regulations

    3. Food Labeling Regulations

    4. Exploring Common Packaging Labels

    5. Front-of-Package Labeling Requirements

    6. Regulations and Sustainability

    7. Slack-Fill

    8. Slack-Fill Case Studies

    9. Intellectual Property

    10. California's SB 54

    11. Exploring the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD)

    12. The Evolution of Germany's Packaging Waste Laws

    13. Knowledge Check: Additional Legal Considerations

    1. Wrap Up

    2. Exam Instructions

    3. Final Exam

    4. Survey

About this course

  • $399.00
  • 47 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

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