World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall


  • Thursday, 06/15/2017: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room: N237
  • Session Number:  CS51


Regulatory compliance and certification is a sea of alphabet soup. Those tea companies that blend, flavor or take large bags of tea to make smaller bags of tea are, in the eyes of the law, food manufacturers. Because of this, there are several regulations that need to be followed to ensure that your business is successful. Though there may seem to be many hurdles to overcome, the process is straight forward and a dedicated company can navigate through the various regulations and bring these processes in house. This seminar will review the ever changing world or regulatory compliance to help you understand how they affect your business and what new regulations are required. If you are currently or planning on blending, flavoring and/or packaging your own teas in-house this seminar is critical to ensure your company is not burdened with huge fines or penalties.

Learning Objectives

This seminar will first explain what each government agency enforces and how it pertains to tea production. We will then explore the key regulations within each agency to mitigate your company’s risk. Finally, we will review key aspects of handling a surprise audit. These powerful insights can save your company tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Protect your business by being knowledgeable about critical regulations, because not knowing or understanding the regulations will not help your defense.


Scott Svihula

Hula Consulting