Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit

Morning, Tuesday, 12th September 2017

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR


Examining the next steps for UK food labelling policy, this conference takes place in the context of uncertainty over the future for domestic food labelling policy post-Brexit.

Sessions will consider the future for UK food information regulation in relation to wider policy objectives - including the Obesity Plan and promoting healthier food choices, as well as increasing the UK food and drink industry’s international competitiveness and encouraging greater transparency on product origins, quality and animal welfare standards.

With Defra recently publishing its areas of interest for research - including on more effective labelling and consumer confidence in food - delegates will discuss the future of food labelling regulation in a changing food retail market, particularly focusing on the rise in popularity of online grocery shopping, the growth of third-party delivery services, and the position of the out-of-home food sector.

Guest of Honour

Karen Lepper

Deputy Director, Access to Labour, Food Information and Standards, Defra

Guest of Honour

Karen Lepper

Deputy Director, Access to Labour, Food Information and Standards, Defra

Keynote Speakers

Sue Davies

Strategic Policy Adviser, Which?

Stephen Pugh

EU Food Labelling Specialist

Peter Rixon

Managing Editor, EU Food Law and Eurofood Monitor, Informa

Eric Giry

Agricultural Counsellor for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Embassy of France in London


Rt Hon the Lord Rooker

former Chair, Food Standards Agency


Sue Howlett

Technical Manager, WSH and Chair, BHA Nutrition Working Group

Michael Bell

Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association

Giles Quick

Director, Usage, Kantar Worldpanel

Duncan Stephenson

Director of External Affairs, Royal Society for Public Health

Elspeth Macdonald

Deputy Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland

Fiona Carter

Consultant, CMS

Minette Batters

Deputy President, NFU

David Clarke

Red Tractor Assurance