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The future for food and drink labelling in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 1st November 2022


This conference will discuss latest developments and the future direction of policy for food and drink labelling in the UK.


It will be an opportunity to examine government priorities under a new Prime Minister, following measures announced in the Government Food Strategy and Benefits of Brexit Command Paper, and with the expected Health Disparities White Paper.


Delegates will also discuss progress and outstanding issues relating to a range of recent requirements for food and drink labelling, including:

  • calorie labelling for the out-of-home sector and forthcoming in-store restrictions for HFSS products
  • proposals for enhanced animal welfare and sustainability standards labelling, and for further allergen and health indications

Overall, sessions in the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:

  • policy - the landscape for food and drink labelling in the UK - issues for the food and drink industry - priorities for consumers and public health
  • key developments - nutritional labels and in-store restrictions - production standards - transparency and traceability - allergy labelling and consumer safety
  • out-of-home settings - consumer responses to calorie labelling - impact on the sector - priorities going forward
  • innovation - next steps for clarity and transparency - keeping pace with new products and priorities - supporting consumer choice, health, standards, and waste reduction
  • the global context - country-of-origin rules - quality and product traceability - environment and animal welfare standards - future trade deals - the direction of government policy under a new PM
  • international commercial agreements - priorities for trade partnerships - coordination of food and drink standards - prospects for consistent labelling requirements

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Jim Cathcart, Policy Director, UKHospitality; Sarah Cunningham, Food Information and Labelling Team Leader, Agri-Food Chain Directorate, Defra; Dr Eleonora Fichera, Deputy Head of Department and Chair in Applied Economics, University of Bath; Glen Neal, General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand; and Lauren Woodley, Group Nutrition Leader, Nomad Foods.



Keynote Speakers

Jim Cathcart

Policy Director, UKHospitality

Professor Eleonora Fichera

Deputy Head of Department and Chair in Applied Economics, University of Bath

Lauren Woodley

Group Nutrition Leader, Nomad Foods

Glen Neal

General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Keynote Speakers

Jim Cathcart

Policy Director, UKHospitality

Professor Eleonora Fichera

Deputy Head of Department and Chair in Applied Economics, University of Bath

Lauren Woodley

Group Nutrition Leader, Nomad Foods

Sarah Cunningham

Food Information and Labelling Team Leader, Agri-Food Chain Directorate, Defra

Glen Neal

General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Chairs

Claudia Webbe MP

Member, Environmental Audit Committee

Baroness Natalie Bennett

Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Environment

Speakers

Harriet Illman

Head of Sustainability, Institute of Grocery Distribution

Steve Purser

Product Regulatory, Compliance & International Director, Tesco

Fidelity Weston

Livestock Farmer and Chair, Consortium on Labelling for the Environment, Animal welfare and Regenerative farming (CLEAR)

Katrina Anderson

Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke

Dr Stephen Mackenzie

Senior Specialist, Greenhouse Gases, WRAP

Cherry Hagger

Food Allergy Awareness Officer, Allergy UK

Dr Nick Palmer

Head, Compassion in World Farming UK

Dr Asha Kaur

Intermediate Research Fellow, Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford