Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Novel foods in the UK - innovation, safety, and the evolving regulatory landscape

Morning, Thursday, 16th January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar focuses on new and emerging novel foods.


It will be an opportunity to discuss:


  • The regulation of foods that are emerging or newly classified as novel foods - as well as latest developments,
  • The regulatory response to new product developments in food, nutrition, and health - including the impact of Brexit, and
  • Priorities for driving forward innovation and research looking at the potential of novel foods in meeting demand for increased production of healthy food.

It comes with:


  • Recent proposals in the European Parliament for plant-based products to be banned from using meat designations;
  • Insect food products receiving novel food status and requiring approval from January 2020; and
  • The European Commission’s update earlier this year to classify products including cannabinoids (CBD) as novel, as a history of consumption cannot be demonstrated.

Speakers


There will be keynote contributions from: Professor Peter Gregory, Chair, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes; Ruth Willis, Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team Leader, Food Standards Agency; Kathryn Miller, Innovation Lead, Food and Nutrition, Innovate UK - as well as from Carolyn Hudson, Marketing Manager, England Marketing; Sam Jennings, Fellow and Chair, Food Regulatory Special Interest Group, Institute of Food Science and Technology; Professor Huw Jones, Professor of Translational Genomics for Plant Breeding, Aberystwyth University and Sharon Morey, UK and EU Regulatory Affairs Manager, Campden BRI.


Further speakers include: Sian Edmunds, Burges Salmon; Mike Harlington, Cannabis Trades Association; Tess Kelly, Quorn and Dr Nick Rousseau, Woven Network.


The agenda


  • Emerging trends in novel foods;
  • The potential for novel foods - priorities for research and innovation;
  • Managing the introduction of new and emerging novel foods - food safety, the use of descriptors, and developing a regulatory framework;
  • Novel food regulation post-Brexit - convergence, opportunities, and priorities going forward:
    • The evolving European regulatory landscape;
    • Opportunities for novel foods from biotechnology;
    • Food sector innovation, safety assurance and market access;
    • Nutritional health claims in novel foods - latest developments; and
    • International case study - novel food regulation in practice.
  • Next steps for novel food regulation in the UK.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Peter Gregory

Chair, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes

Ruth Willis

Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team Leader, Food Standards Agency

Keynote Speakers

Ruth Willis

Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team Leader, Food Standards Agency

Professor Peter Gregory

Chair, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes

Speakers

Dr Nick Rousseau

Managing Director, Woven Network

Kathryn Miller

Innovation Lead, Food and Nutrition, Innovate UK

Sam Jennings

Fellow and Chair, Food Regulatory Special Interest Group, Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and Director, Berry Ottaway & Associates

Mike Harlington

Chair, Cannabis Trades Association

Carolyn Hudson

Marketing Manager, England Marketing

Sharon Morey

UK and EU Regulatory Affairs Manager, Campden BRI

Sian Edmunds

Partner, Burges Salmon

Professor Huw Jones

Professor of Translational Genomics for Plant Breeding, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University

Tess Kelly

Corporate Development and Communications Manager, Quorn