Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

The future of food labelling in the UK - policy developments, implementation challenges and promoting British produce

Morning, Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The focus:


Next steps for food labelling in the UK - industry standards, transparency in the supply chain and promoting British produce.                               


Context:



Key discussion points: 


  • Front and back of pack and menu labelling - the direction of policy development, with government expected to consult on criteria to be applied and how changes would be enforced;
  • Implementation challenges  - and burdens across the supply chain, and options for supporting producer and industry compliance;
  • UK labelling post-Brexit - including opportunities for greater clarity, looking at allergens, animal welfare standards, and nutrition and health claims;
  • Geographical indicators - and the future of  country of origin labelling and protected name schemes, and implications for food placed on the EU market after the withdrawal date;
  • Consumer information - understanding what nutritional and other information consumers find important and issues around higher welfare cost choices, and assurance markers; and
  • Promoting British produce - both domestically and abroad, and learning from international experience.


Guests of Honour

Karen Lepper

Deputy Director, Food Standards and Consumers, Defra

Robert Wells

Team Leader, Food Labelling Policy, Defra

Guests of Honour

Karen Lepper

Deputy Director, Food Standards and Consumers, Defra

Robert Wells

Team Leader, Food Labelling Policy, Defra

Keynote Speaker

Dr Nick Palmer

Head of UK, Compassion in World Farming

Chairs

Professor the Lord Trees

Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Shadow Spokesperson, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Speakers

Carla Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Allergy UK

Dr David Lloyd-Thomas

Head, Food Policy & Strategy Unit, Welsh Government

Krisztina Bende

Head of the Trade Relations Unit, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Grant Strachan

Associate, Brodies

Michael Bell

Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

Sue Davies

Strategic Policy Advisor, Which?

Jim Moseley

Chief Executive Officer, Red Tractor Assurance

Stephen Pugh

EU Food Labelling Specialist

Ruth Edge

Chief Food Chain Adviser, NFU