Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

The future of food labelling in the UK - industry standards, transparency in the supply chain and promoting British produce

Morning, Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar focuses on next steps for food labelling in the UK, and will draw together key themes from Defra’s consultation on The future for food, farming and the environment.


It will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss the impact that any changes - such as a renewed focus on promoting animal welfare and environmental standards - will have on front and back of pack labelling.


Delegates will also consider the future of UK labelling post-Brexit, in light of the Government proposal to maintain a common rulebook for goods, including agri-food, as part of the Brexit white paper. Discussion is expected on the future role of geographical indicators, health claims, country of origin labelling, and protected name schemes - with the recent adoption by the European Commission of stricter rules on transparency in country of origin labelling.


Further sessions look at labelling policy more widely, with sessions bringing out priorities across the supply chain, including maintaining standards, communicating with consumers and supporting producers - including what further action might be taken to promote British produce both domestically and abroad.


The conference also takes place in the context of the recently announced government consultation linked to the Childhood Obesity Plan on introducing clearer labelling in the out-of-home sector to inform parents - and with consideration being given to extending labelling to the alcohol industry.



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

Chair

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Shadow Spokesperson, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Dr David Lloyd-Thomas

Head, Food Policy & Strategy Unit, Welsh Government

Grant Strachan

Associate, Brodies

Sue Davies

Strategic Policy Advisor, Which?

Jim Moseley

Chief Executive Officer, Red Tractor Assurance

Stephen Pugh

EU Food Labelling Specialist

Senior speaker confirmed from the NFU