Pathways to Profits: Food Labeling and Food Safety Plan for Small Businesses

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in News

Logo for SBDCThere are many food entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i offering a variety of products who are not aware of the many regulations that are required in food labeling.

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) requires most manufacturers to comply with new nutrition labeling and food safety plans. And there are also existing food regulations which businesses need to be aware of.

The State Department of Health is requiring all food manufacturers to have at a minimum, a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan. This class will provide practical tips and information on:

  • Label Content Requirements
  • How to Prepare a Food Safety Plan
  • Basic Food Safety Plan Elements


John Nakashima, RS, PCQI,
Owner of Food Safety Services Hawai‘i, LLC

John has over 30 years of experience as a food safety education specialist and trainer with the Hawai‘i Department of Health.

Nina Ann Tanabe, MS, CFS,
Principal of Pacific Food Technology, LLC

Nina has 40 years of experience in product development, project management, and regulatory issues.


Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00 AM—12:30 PM


  • 8:30 am Registration, light refreshments
  • 9:00 am Introductions
  • 9:10 am Food Labeling
  • 10:30 am Break
  • 10:40 am Food Safety Plan
  • 12:00 noon One-on-ones, networking


Foreign Trade Zone No. 9
FTZ No.9
521 Ala Moana Blvd
Homer Maxey Resource Center

FEE: $25 per person

Pre-registration along with payment will reserve your space. This is a non-refundable workshop, unless Hawai‘i SBDC cancels.


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For more information, call 945-1430.